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With proper medical attention, heart attack survivors can continue to live for many more years, however, their lives might be considerably changed. Depending on the severity of the heart attack, also known as acute myocardial infarction (AMI), people over 65 may need at least 8 weeks of recovery time, but adults further in age may … Read More

Numerous health conditions are connected with older adults. Cardiac disease and cancer usually top the list, but pneumonia is also a life-threatening condition that must be taken seriously. Pneumonia is a respiratory lung infection, and is initiated by viruses, bacteria, or fungi. More than a million people are hospitalized annually in the U.S. as a … Read More

Stress is part of our life journey. Whether it’s a positive or negative occurrence, stress happens. For adults who are done with raising children and career responsibilities, they find there are different stressors that arrive. Older adults ten to be concerned or worried about their health, independence slipping away, managing finances for unknown numbers of … Read More

Experiencing the loss of people we have loved is a difficult reality of aging. Older adults may dread the holiday season without their spouse or lifelong companions. They may be suffering through this season that is supposed to be filled with cheer.   Festive holiday gatherings may produce additional grieving. Traditions like holiday shopping, decorating, … Read More

The holidays may be full of celebrations and gathering of people, but aging adults who struggle with physical and emotional challenges might not believe the festive season is all that bright anymore.   Chronic illness, pain, and limited mobility can all challenge older adults’ ability to participate in holiday festivities. The results may be feelings … Read More

When family or friends must care for a loved one, symptoms of chronic stress are likely to appear. The caregiver can suffer emotionally and physically from the loving care they’re providing to someone else. This common problem called compassion fatigue is a term given to caregivers who might be helping someone injured, ill or traumatized. … Read More

Safety in medication management is critical for older adults who want to continue living independently. Older loved ones may depend on their medication to maintain their good health and it’s essential that they take the correct dosage at the proper time. Incorrectly taking medications may be harmful, or even lethal. So, what can you do … Read More

Please join your local Comfort Keepers this Saturday, November 3rd at the Seniors’ Health & Wellness Forum presented by agefriendly Edmonton. This event will begin at 9 am and feature sessions and exhibitors from around the Edmonton area. Session topics include: My Health: Health Resources; planning for a healthy future; seniors community hub initiative My Home: Improving … Read More

Many seniors take a fall without getting injured, but as many as one out of five will be seriously hurt. Less than half may tell their doctor. Those who have fallen once often become fearful of falling again. This can begin a downward spiral as the fear of falling induces less activity. When a person … Read More

You may be able to reduce the risk of fire by making simple changes in your home or the home of a loved one. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), everyone needs to learn about household fires and how they typically start. Damage from home fires is devastating and the costs are staggering. … Read More

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