Category Archives: Wellderly Living

Driving and Alzheimer’s Disease, Part 2: When to Take Away the Keys

Last month, we shared an article about warning signs that indicate that an older adult may need to stop driving due to brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. This month, our article continues with a focus on what to do if the loved one in your life must stop driving.  The driving/not driving conversation with…
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August 31 Is Overdose Awareness Day

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. While not the kind of day you would likely celebrate, it’s a good reminder of the role that drug overdoses and drug abuse have in our lives. The day provides a time for grieving families who have lost a loved one or who have had a loved one…
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6 Ways to Protect Your Senior Loved One Against Elderly Abuse

Nearly 1 in 10 adults aged 60 or over have experienced some type of abuse, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA). About 5 million seniors in the U.S. are abused each year, the NCOA reports.  Elder abuse isn’t just limited to stealing money from an unsuspecting senior. It also can be physical abuse,…
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Oral Health for Seniors

Why Oral Health Is So Important for Seniors—and How to Keep Your Mouth Healthy If you care for an older adult, you probably think about their heart health and brain health. You probably also make sure they see their primary care doctor at least once a year for regular checkups. Yet do you help them…
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Volunteer To Help Alzheimer’s Patients

Here Are Volunteer Opportunities to Help Those With Alzheimer’s Disease  June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, meant to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, which affects more than 6 million people in the U.S. and 50 million people around the world. The number of people in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to reach…
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