Category: Older Adult Health

older woman pets large dog, sitting in her living room

November 24, 2021

Retired Nurse Benefits from Hospital-at-Home Program

A new program provides hospital-level care in patients’ homes.

Home Health Care, Older Adult Health

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close-up view of person holding hand up to ear

February 11, 2020

Say What? Seven Tips for Getting in Tune with Your Hearing

Here’s how to protect your hearing before and after you notice a change.

Hearing, Older Adult Health, Your Care

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photo of backs of old couple as they walk in the park

June 26, 2018

Lesser-Known Dementias and the Difficulty of Diagnosing Them

A Q&A with Woody Durham’s neurologist.

Alzheimer's, Neurocognitive Disorders, Older Adult Health

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older couple holding hands

March 19, 2018

A Guide to a Fulfilling Sex Life for Seniors

Intimacy in your senior years comes with benefits and challenges.

Older Adult Health, Sexual Health

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Senior citizens exercising

January 31, 2018

How Exercise Can Prevent Falls

The Otago program’s at-home exercises build strength, balance and a better life for seniors.

Injury Prevention, Older Adult Health

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Virtual Reality Senior

April 20, 2017

Can virtual reality help us prevent falls in the elderly and others?

Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans. Standard clinical techniques generally cannot diagnose balance impairments before they lead to falls. But researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State Unive

Injury Prevention, Older Adult Health

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A woman with an illustration of her bone scan.

January 18, 2012

Older women with normal T-scores may not need bone mineral density ...

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and other organizations have recommended that women ages 65 and older be routinely screened for osteoporosis using bone mineral density (BMD) screening.

Older Adult Health, Osteoporosis, Women's Health

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