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Health & Wellness

Medication Safety

Medications can cure and medications can kill. They can relieve pain and suffering and they can cause pain and suffering. It can happen at any age, but as we get older it’s especially important to take medications appropriately and safely, or the results can be devastating. Every year, more than 100,000 people are hospitalized because of adverse or unfavorable reactions to drugs.

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Dealing with Chronic Illness

Depression in the Elderly

As we grow older, lifestyle changes and personal losses can easily make us feel sad and depressed. Depression is not considered a normal part of aging, but University of Southern Maine professor Nancy Richeson, PhD, says for many reasons, depression in the elderly is common.

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Beverly sitting in her chair at her memory care facility
Alzheimer's/Dementia

20 things to know if you love someone with dementia

Let’s face it. Sometimes it’s hard to love someone with dementia. My mother has Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. After several years of providing more and more care for her at home, she moved into a lovely memory care facility.

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