June 15th is Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15th is Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The abuse of older people, also known as elder abuse, is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person. This type of violence...
12 Fall Prevention Tips

12 Fall Prevention Tips

Falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries and 3 million people 65 and older are treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries every year, most often because of a head injury or a hip fracture. Many falls can be prevented. Key Prevention Tips –...
Diabetes and Your Feet

Diabetes and Your Feet

If you have diabetes, here’s a way to keep standing on your own two feet: check them every day—even if they feel fine—and see your doctor if you have a cut or blister that won’t heal. There’s a lot to manage if you have diabetes: checking your blood sugar, making...

What are Benzodiazepines?

Benzodiazepines are depressants that produce sedation and hypnosis, relieve anxiety and muscle spasms, and reduce seizures. Download the DEA’s drug fact sheet about the class of drugs known as benzodiazepines (tranquilizers) – what are they, what their...