Category: Senior Health and Wellness

Hepatitis C Risk Increases

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The aging of Baby Boomers is bringing great changes to this nation. Along with rising worries about safety nets and health care comes a concern about Hepatitis C. Boomers are 5 times more likely to have Hepatitis C than the rest of the U.S. population. 1 out of every 30 Boomers has Hepatitis C. That doesn’t mean… Read more »

Top 10 Must-See Romantic Movies

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Dear Hope, My mother used to be very active and social before my father passed away last year. Now she’s withdrawn from a lot of her favorite clubs and pastimes. It’s tough to even get her to leave the house for her grandkids’ birthday parties! I am concerned she is on the road to depression… Read more »

Transportation Options for Seniors in Central Ohio

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Dear Linda: My aging parents live in the Columbus area. My mother was always a nervous driver in traffic, but lately it seems like my father is no longer confident in his driving ability either. Now that winter weather is here, I’m concerned that it is time for him to hang up the keys. Because I live… Read more »

Helping Your Senior Beat Depression

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Dear Edward: My parents were married for almost 60 years before my father passed away last year. My mother is really struggling. I think her grief has turned into a true case of depression. I’m trying to find ways to help her through this, but I’m not having much success. I know you help seniors… Read more »

Importance of Good Oral Hygiene

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Dear Amy: I’ve noticed more and more commercials for oral hygiene products making the claim that poor oral care can lead to health problems. They especially seem to be saying it is linked to heart disease. We have a long history of cardiac illnesses in my family and I’m trying hard to prevent that from… Read more »

Importance of Maintaining Regular Physician Visits

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Most of us would rather not go to the doctor. For central Ohio seniors who have been hospitalized and completed therapy at an inpatient rehab center, this may be especially true. Once you are finally back on your feet and feeling better, it can be easy to think that keeping your physician appointment really isn’t… Read more »

11 Tips for Keeping Seniors Safe This Summer

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If you are the caregiver of an aging loved one, be aware that summer can produce just as many safety risks as winter in Central Ohio does. Heat and humidity can be especially dangerous for older adults. Mosquitoes, pollen, and ticks can also be problematic. We’ve pulled together a list of the most common health… Read more »