How Much Sleep Do Seniors Need?

Many seniors deal with a number of health problems related to aging — one in particular is not getting enough healthy sleep. It’s not the advancing of age per se that keeps seniors from a good night’s rest, but various sleep disorders or sleep disturbances that often come with age. As we get older, our… [Read More]

Simple Steps To A Healthy Senior Diet

Nobody feels like cooking every night. Some people don’t even feel like cooking any night. But if you avoid cooking completely in your senior years and don’t look for alternatives to maintain a healthy diet, you may not get the nutrients you need. A Healthy Diet Made Easier Eating healthfully doesn’t have to involve hours… [Read More]

How To Stay Sharp As You Age

So you’ve noticed some changes in your thinking; you often misplace your keys or have trouble coming up with the right word in conversations. But how do you know when these changes are a normal part of getting older or if they might be pointing to a health problem such as dementia? How the Brain… [Read More]

Does coffee help fight cancer?

Coffee, alternately touted as medicinal and denounced as health destroying over the centuries, has become one of the most popular drinks in the world today. The Boston Tea Party turned coffee into a patriotic drink in colonial America. In 1952 an ad campaign promoted the idea of a coffee break, and it quickly become a… [Read More]

The Perks of Growing Older

Your senior years can be one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling times of your life. As the baby boomer generation gets older, the number of senior citizens in the United States is rapidly increasing, and seniors are finding ways to be more active and involved. There are more seniors today than ever before. In… [Read More]

7 Steps to Healthy Aging, Happy Aging

Getting older involves change, both negative and positive, but you can enjoy aging if you understand what’s going on with your body and take steps to maintain your health. Many different things happen to your body as you age. Your skin, bones, and even brain may start to behave differently. Don’t let the changes that… [Read More]

Smartphones for Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some smartphones that are specifically designed for seniors? My 75-year-old mother is interested in upgrading from a basic cellphone to a smartphone, but will need one that’s very easy to operate. —Inquiring Daughter Dear Inquiring, I wrote about this topic just last year, but in the fast changing world… [Read More]

Living without a car

Some of the most difficult physician-patient discussions revolve around the issue of driving. Driving is a part of everyday life in America – a necessity that allows you to go to work on a regular basis, visit friends and family, and manage everyday activities, such as shopping for groceries, going to church and transporting children… [Read More]

Does Coffee Cause Cancer?

This week was a great week for most senior citizens. They welcomed the news that their favorite drink – coffee – does not cause cancer, and, in fact, in many cases may prevent it. An international Working Group of 23 scientists convened by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of… [Read More]