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October Is American Pharmacists Month

October Is American Pharmacists Month The doctor writes a prescription, and we go to our local drug store to fill it. That nice person in the white coat that fills that prescription is a medically trained professional who can help us more than most people realize. “Taking your medication correctly is one of the best… Read More

International Day of Older Persons 2021 Focuses on Digital Equity

International Day of Older Persons 2021 Focuses on Digital Equity Every October 1 since 1990, the United Nations has honored older adults worldwide on the International Day of Older Persons. The theme each year draws attention to an important need faced by older adults. Not surprisingly, last year the spotlight was on the effect of… Read More

Avoid an Appointment with Dr. Google

Avoid an Appointment with Dr. Google Do you “doomscroll”? That word was coined to describe a habit many of us have developed over the past few years, obsessively clicking on links to bad news in our social media feeds or online news sites. “The biology of our brains may play a role in that,” say… Read More

It’s Never Too Late to Learn Something New

It’s Never Too Late to Learn Something New Not so long ago, scientists thought we were born with all the brain cells we would ever have. But using modern brain imagery, neurologists now tell us that the brain can continue to grow new cells, even in our later years. This process, called neurogenesis, protects our… Read More

A Warning About the “Grandparent Scam”

A Warning About the “Grandparent Scam” Judy’s phone rang early one morning. “Grandma?” the caller said. “This is your grandson.” “Well hello, Morgan! It’s good to hear from you,” said Judy. It had been a long time since her college-age grandson had called her. “Grandma,” said Morgan, “I need your help. I’m in the hospital… Read More

A Labor Day Shoutout to Working Family Caregivers

A Labor Day Shoutout to Working Family Caregivers During the pandemic, it has become more apparent than ever that working family caregivers are stretched thin as they balance caregiving with their job responsibilities. Much attention has been paid to the stressful situation of working parents, who were suddenly called to serve as home school teachers… Read More

Your Medications: True or False?

Your Medications: True or False? Prescription and nonprescription drugs help seniors manage a variety of health conditions. They preserve both life and quality of life. Of course, they only work if we take them properly. How much do you know about your medications? True or False? If my doctor prescribes a drug, and then I start… Read More

Vacationing With Your Senior Loved One

Vacationing With Your Senior Loved One Last year at this time, few people were even considering hitting the road for a vacation. Even at the beginning of Summer 2021, there was some hesitation. But reports are that many people in the U.S. now are seeking to make up for lost time. Many flights are full… Read More

Tell Your Story With Tell My Story

Want to tell your story? Tell My Story is an audio production company that creates professional and personalized stories for people about milestone moments in their lives, including legacy stories. The company was founded by Molly Schulson as she brainstormed unique gift ideas for family and friends that incorporated her passion for audio storytelling. Now… Read More

Experts Learn From Seniors During the Pandemic

Experts Learn From Seniors During the Pandemic Older adults were hardest hit by the effects of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, facing the highest risk of serious illness and death from the disease. Social distancing helped protect them, but posed a threat to their physical and mental health. Geriatrics experts around the world have been… Read More