From the monthly archives:

October 2010

Older Adults Catching Up to Social Media World

by Lois Etienne on October 6, 2010

in Internet

Tweet Q. My 58-year-old sister is the primary family caregiver for our parents. I have been trying to get her interested in social media as a way to stay in touch with the family and get support for herself. She says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Is she right? She desperately needs help [...]

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Vitamin D Good for the Heart

by Lois Etienne on October 4, 2010

in Senior Health and Safety

Tweet An interesting study from the University of Warwick Medical School found that middle- aged and older adults with high levels of vitamin D could reduce their chances of developing heart disease or diabetes by a whopping 43 percent. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in some foods and is also [...]

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Tweet Question: My mother, who is diabetic, takes so many pills that she sometimes gets confused.  I worry about her since she lives alone.  What are the risks and do you have any suggestions? An estimated one-third to one-half of all patients in the U.S. don’t take their medications as prescribed by their doctors, according [...]

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