Facts About Aging and Alcohol

Facts About Aging and Alcohol

Reading Time: 7 minutesMany people enjoy an alcoholic beverage or two on occasion with friends or family, but alcohol can be addictive. As we age, alcohol consumption can also make existing health problems worse and have dangerous interactions with some medications....
Celebrating Health Literacy Month in October

Celebrating Health Literacy Month in October

Reading Time: 4 minutesOctober is National Health Literacy Month – a time to recognize the importance of making health information easy to understand and the health care system easier to navigate. Although this month primarily targets health care professionals...
What is Gout?

What is Gout?

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat is Gout? Gout is a common type of inflammatory arthritis that can come and go. It usually affects the big toe or ankle, but can impact other joint such as the knee, wrist, or shoulder. People with osteoarthritis in their fingers may...
Oral Health Tips for Caregivers

Oral Health Tips for Caregivers

Reading Time: 3 minutesAs a family caregiver it’s important to remember a healthy mouth can help the person you care for enjoy food, chew better, eat well, and avoid pain and tooth loss. Some older adults need to be reminded to brush and floss teeth. Others may...