Health & Wellness
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the fifth-leading cause of death for individuals age 65 and older. This devastating and debilitating disease is the ultimate thief — of memories, independence, control, time, and, ultimately, life.
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has embarked on the development of a 10-year strategic plan designed to help transform the infrastructure and coordination of services for Pennsylvania’s older adults, and they want public input.
The Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging will host listening sessions on the Department of Aging’s development of the Master Plan for Older Adults — a 10-year, state-led, and stakeholder-driven strategic plan designed to help transform the infrastructure and coordination of services for older Pennsylvanians.
- Written by Kimberly Blaker Kimberly Blaker
About 1 out of every 600 flights has an in-flight medical emergency, according to a 2019 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Travelers can experience a host of less serious health issues and discomfort when flying as well.
- Written by Chris Orestis Chris Orestis
Long-term care is a reality that everyone will eventually confront — either for themselves, a loved one, or both — and it is an expensive proposition that too few people are prepared for or understand.
- Written by Jim Miller Jim Miller
Dear Savvy Senior,
Can you recommend some good over-the-counter hearing aids for seniors on a budget? I’m not sure what to get or where to buy them.
– Hard of Hearing
- Written by Fred Cicetti Fred Cicetti
Q. My daughter heard that grapefruit juice can be toxic for some people. Is that true?
- Written by Nancy J. Schaaf, RN Nancy J. Schaaf, RN
In all weather conditions, the body works to maintain a normal temperature of 98.6 degrees. When temperatures are extreme, like on a scorching summer day, it can be even more difficult for our bodies to maintain this ideal temperature.