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Here are the top ten articles for the Geriatrics Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. More on Companionship
Looking for companionship at any age, but especially in our older years, can be a challenge. Before looking, we need to explore our feelings and acknowledge the kind of relationship we want for ourselves. Learn about the three C's which help us to find the right mate and be safe a the same time.
2. Disability Trends Declining
Disability appears to be declining in older age say the experts. This is good news for us as we age. What's the bad news? Read this article and discover why "sitting disease" causes peril to our health.
3. Seeking Companionship After 50
Seeking a new friend and potential partner can seem daunting, especially if we haven’t been “out there” in years. We need to find the courage to learn how to look for companionship and feel safe doing it! This article provides us with some guidelines. More to come on this topic!
4. Making the Most of Doctors' Visits
Visiting the doctor's office can be stressful, especially if we are having problems with our health and are looking for answers. We can miss information or misinterpret what the doctor is telling us. This "must read" article helps us make the most of our visits.
5. Blood Chemistry Tests: What They Tell Your Doctor
Your doctor may run a variety of ?routine tests? but it is important to understand what these tests do and do not explain.
6. Boomers are Fighting Ageism
Older persons encounter ageism in the workplace, the health care system, family settings, and in most other venues. By ignoring the existence of stereotyping, older persons in fact are encouraging discrimination against themselves. Let's learn how not to encourage these negative ageism behaviors.
7. How to Decrease Your Risk of Having a Stroke
Stroke is the 3rd leading cause of death in America. Learn how to reduce your risk.
8. Managing Heart Failure
Heart failure is the most common reason for hositalization for those over 65 years of age.
9. Helping Others with Grief
Sometimes it is very difficult to know what to say to others when they have had an acute loss. Since losses become more common as we age, it is to our advantage to learn what we should and shouldn't say or do at these times. Learn the basics of helping others grieve.
10. The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA)
The Medicare prescription drug benefit is explored in this article.
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