Category Archives: Precautions

FALLS IN THE ELDERLY

Falls in the Elderly By Laurence Z. Rubenstein, MD, MPH, Professor Emeritus of Geriatric Medicine, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine; Professor Emeritus of Medicine/Geriatrics, University of California, Los Angeles   Most falls occur when people with a physical condition that impairs mobility or balance encounter an environmental hazard. Although many people have no symptoms before […]

TALK TO SOMEONE- DO IT INTENTIONALLY

Talk to someone – Do it intentionally On the surface, everything seems alright, but most people are battling one mental illness, or the other and mental depression is one of such illness that is easily not detected owing to the cheerful aura people going through it portray. Depression knows no status, age, gender or religion. […]

The Hazards of Alcohol Use and Abuse Among Seniors

The Hazards of Alcohol Use and Abuse Among Seniors BY CAROL BRADLEY BURSACK | Last Updated 6.18.2018 My neighbor Joe was rarely without a hip flask during Prohibition. While this accessory eventually went out of vogue, he didn’t change his drinking habits as he aged. Joe was a functioning alcoholic. He and everyone who knew him were well aware […]

20 Warning Signs That an Elder is an Unsafe Driver

20 Warning Signs That an Elder is an Unsafe Driver BY MARLO SOLLITTO We’ve all heard the stories: An elderly woman hits the accelerator instead of the brakes and crashes into a building. A 90-year-old man backs his Cadillac onto a sidewalk and hits 10 people. Driving helps older adults stay mobile and independent, but the […]