Extreme Heat and Eldercare

Extreme Heat and Eldercare

Summertime And The Livin’ Is Easy, a well-known classic opera heard in the performance of Porgy and Bess written by DuBose Heyward and lyricist Ira Gershwin and composed by George Gershwin. In extreme temperatures, the livin’ may not be so easy for our elderly loved...
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 is the Beers List?

What is the Beers List?

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has released its latest update to one of geriatrics’ most frequently cited reference tools: The AGS Beers Criteria® for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults. With more than 90% of older people using at least...
Prescription Medication Misuse and Abuse Among Older Adults

Prescription Medication Misuse and Abuse Among Older Adults

Prescription medication misuse and abuse are growing public health problems among older adults; these problems are associated with many serious consequences, and often go unrecognized. Misuse of prescription medications, also referred to as non-medical use of...