by Hilary Young on November 28, 2017
A panel of physicians recently lowered the threshold for high blood pressure, often a precursor to cardiovascular disease, which is now the leading cause of death for both men and women here in the United States. Under these new guidelines, an additional 30 million Americans are now living with high blood pressure, bringing the total adult population living with the condition to nearly 50 percent.
by Hilary Young on November 21, 2017
Loneliness is a feeling that can overcome you at any age, but it’s something that many seniors struggle with as they age. In addition to feelings of sadness and isolation, loneliness can also have a negative impact on your overall health. In fact, research has shown that when it comes to top aging issues, loneliness can now be more harmful to your health than smoking or obesity.
by Hilary Young on September 14, 2017
Falls can cost you more than just your health; they can also take a bite out of your piggy bank. While many people only consider the health concerns that come along with senior falls, they often overlook the monetary cost of falls that follow.
by Meghan Orner on August 15, 2017
Due to the physical and cognitive limitations that often occur with age, managing one’s finances can become increasingly difficult. That’s why many seniors entrust their finances to someone else, such as a family member, professional money manager, friend or neighbor. And while the majority of these trustees are honest and responsible when managing another’s finances, there are unfortunately financial criminals targeting the elderly who take advantage of this opportunity and use it for their own personal gain.