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    As “deprescribing” medicines for older adults catches on, poll shows need for patient-provider dialogue

    Majority of people over 50 are open to stopping one or more of their medications, but some of those who already did so didn’t talk with a health provider first.

    Alzheimer’s Association Launches Enhanced Online Resources to Support Families Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease

    Two online resources aimed at enhancing care planning and support for dementia caregivers and individuals affected by Alzheimer's and dementia.

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    Meals on Wheels America and Home Instead Partner to Combat Social Isolation Among Older Adults

    Home Instead Will Match Donations to Meals on Wheels America Made Between May 15 and 19, Donating $2 for Every $1 Donated.

    The importance of mental wellness for a healthy heart and brain

    Research shows anxiety, stress and depression can have a negative impact on physical health...

    Fatigue is common among older adults, and it has many possible causes

    Fatigue is a common companion of many illnesses that beset older adults: heart disease, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, lung disease, kidney disease, and neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis, among others. It’s one of the most common symptoms associated with chronic illness, affecting 40% to 74% of older people living with these conditions, according to a 2021 review by researchers at the University of Massachusetts.

    Being ‘socially frail’ comes with health risks for older adults

    Social frailty is a corollary to physical frailty, a set of vulnerabilities (including weakness, exhaustion, unintentional weight loss, slowness, and low physical activity) shown to increase the risk of falls, disability, hospitalization, poor surgical outcomes, admission to a nursing home, and earlier death in older adults.

    5 sleep habits essential for heart health

    In the days following a time change due to daylight saving time, research shows...

    Seniors with anxiety frequently don’t get help. Here’s why.

    Anxiety is the most common psychological disorder affecting adults in the U.S. In older people, it’s associated with considerable distress as well as ill health, diminished quality of life, and elevated rates of disability.

    Lilly cuts insulin prices by 70% and caps patient insulin out-of-pocket costs at $35 per month

    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced price reductions of 70% for its most...

    Is living close to parks, water better for your brain?

    Living closer to outdoor spaces and water sources may reduce older people's risk of...

    CMS proposes benefit expansion for mobility devices, advancing health equity for people with disabilities

    Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed National Coverage...

    2 steps to save a life: The importance of Hands-Only CPR

    More than 350,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur annually outside hospital settings. However, a hands-on...

    What seniors need to know about taking Paxlovid

    Judith Graham  Kaiser Health News A new coronavirus variant is circulating, the most transmissible...

    Health officials urge nursing home residents to get the latest COVID-19 booster

    As COVID-19 infections spike this winter, the Department of Health and Human Services is...

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    Monmouth County Fair dates announced. Free admission for seniors on July 30

    Summer is almost here and brings with it the Monmouth County Fair. Held at East...

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    Here’s what’s happening at the Princeton Festival: June 13-15

    The Claremont Trio, Broadway-style Improv, and Boyd Meets Girl