Seniors, Alcoholism and Counseling

Seniors, Alcoholism and Counseling

The dramatic rise in alcohol abuse stems from the unique challenges that come with aging. As people age and retire, they might begin to drink earlier in the day or more often. When facing depression and hopelessness, alcohol is sometimes used to bandage the pain....
Can You Be Too Old for Surgery?

Can You Be Too Old for Surgery?

Operating on older adults can have negative outcomes. Can You Be Too Old for Surgery? Is there an age where we should no longer be on an operating table? Bob McHenry’s heart was failing. At 82, the surgeries he needed were high risk, but otherwise he would die. The...
How Smell boosts Memory

How Smell boosts Memory

Most people think of smell as the least important of their five senses. But a growing body of research suggests smell is not just essential for perceiving things like food and flowers but also for remembering them. And a new study suggests stimulating the sense of...
FAQs about Organ Donation for Older Adults

FAQs about Organ Donation for Older Adults

Organ donation is the act of taking healthy organs and tissues from one person and giving them to someone else. Making the decision to donate your organs is one of the most generous gifts you can give. Find answers below to commonly asked questions about what it means...
Four Things You Should Know About Antimicrobial Resistance

Four Things You Should Know About Antimicrobial Resistance

As we get older, our immune system weakens, making it harder for our bodies to clear common infections. Treatments for these infections have worked well in the past, but we are facing an evolving threat from microbes that are quickly adjusting to the currently used...