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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Geriatrics Site! These are the top ten articles that your Geriatrics Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Centenarians A Model for Aging Well
Research shows that centenarians represent an excellent model of aging well, and some of the reasons are included here. The New England study results give us the predictors as to why people live to be age 100. Interviews with centenarians have fostered advice as to how they made it to 100 plus.
2. Bucket Lists Can Enhance Life Satisfaction
This article discusses the value of preparing bucket lists/life lists - a great way to make positive plans for the future and give us reasons to look forward as well as providing great memories for our older years.
3. Boomers are Fighting Ageism
Older persons encounter ageism in the workplace, the health care system, family settings, and in most other venues. Studies show that by ignoring the existence of the stereotyping, older persons in fact are encouraging discrimination against themselves.
4. Creativity in Later Life
Creativity can be a means of making a significant social contribution or can become a very personal addition to our life satisfaction.
5. Aging in Place
Aging in place is perceived by many to be a good concept overall, but many new types of support systems are needed in the community for older persons to age in place successfully. This article provides an overview, challenges recommendations based on the latest studies.
6. Car Choices in Older Age Lead to a Safer Lifestyle
Selecting the cars we drive in older age is important as the choices we make directly affect our safety when we drive. This article provides guidelines for car selection and tips for comfort now and for the future.
7. Change in sleep patterns normal for older adults
This article discusses changes in sleep patterns as we age and the reasons for them.
8. Pneumonia, Just the Facts
Pneumonia continues to be a leader killer. Learn more about this potentially devastating disease in this article.
9. Healthy, Happy Feet
Foot health is an important part of good self care or nursing care. Here is a guide to healthy, happy feet from the APMA
10. Effective Communication With Your Doctor
Effective communication with your physician can mean the difference between a speedy diagnosis and a missed on.
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