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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. Staying on Top of Our Healthcare
It is crucial as we get older that we empower ourselves and take charge of our health. Read here why it is important and the ways we can enhance our quality of life by taking stock and taking action.
2. Taking the Heat for Eating Meat
Most of us enjoy meat as a regular part of our diet, so it is painful to hear that eating meat is now deemed a health risk. Learn why it is important to cut back, options for making the shift, and which foods are best as replacements.
3. Selecting a New Place to Live
It’s really difficult to think about pulling up stakes and moving to a new location, especially when we are older and planning on “downsizing” and retiring. Learn about the most important factors to consider when making a move and how to "do the research."
4. What’s Up with Nutrition Drinks?
As we age, nutrition drinks can be the answer to offering us the extra vitamins and minerals we need. However, there are down sides to the drinks, and we need to know how to use them safely. Learn more about nutritional drinks and how to use them wisely as snacks or meal replacements.
5. Embracing Technology a Positive
Considering older generations did not grow up with computers, we have been more reluctant to embrace new technology,and in fact may be suspicious of it. We continue to lag behind younger Americans in tech adoption. Learn about this phenomenon and why embracing technology is the way to go!
6. The Use and Abuse of Health Websites and Apps
Since older adults are using the computer more frequently and have more health issues as we age, we need to be aware of the risks of on line health programs and promises. Learn how to use the thousands of health-related websites and store bought applications safely!
7. Older Adults and Alcohol
Drinking too much alcohol at any age can cause health problems. Since older adults take more medication as they age and alcohol can affect drug interactions, drinking can be more dangerous for older persons. Learn about the effects of alcohol as we age and what to avoid.
8. Elder Lawyers a Valuable Resource
Attorneys who work in the field of elder law have knowledge of older adult issues as well as the myths related to competence and aging. Learn about their areas of expertise and when to utilize the legal assistance they can provide.
9. Taking a Reality Check
Sometimes we get so caught up in our day to day activities (or get stuck and mourn the lack of enjoyable activities) after we retire that we forget to take a reality check on how we are spending our precious time. We can’t change the past but can learn how to make our futures “all they can be.”
10. Readers Weigh In
No matter what kind of concerns we experience as we age, we need to recognize that "we are all in this together." If an issue doesn't affect us directly, it probably has affected a member of our family, a friend or a loved one. Learn what some of our readers have to say!
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