By Fred Cicetti  Q. I have to have cataract surgery and I’m a little frightened. Should I be?  I don’t know anyone who isn’t a little frightened by surgery of any kind, but cataract removal is one of the safest and...
By Fred Cicetti  Q. When does menopause really begin?   According to the Mayo Clinic, a woman reaches menopause when a year has passed since her last period. Menopause, like many of the changes in a woman’s body through her lifetime, is caused...
By Stan Popovich  Many people underestimate the impact that mental illness can have on an individual or family. It can be difficult to admit that you have a mental health problem. It can be just as difficult to get the...
By Michele D. Baker, adapted from an article from the National Institute on Aging (nia.nih.gov)  We all want a good night’s rest – enough sleep helps you stay healthy and alert. But many older people don’t sleep well. If you’re...
By Fred Cicetti  Q. I know I have an enlarged prostate. Is this a sign of cancer?  Most men with enlarged prostates don't develop prostate cancer, but there’s a lot more to this question.   The prostate is a walnut-size organ that surrounds...
By Julie Dee Suman, PhD  May I have the super adult discount? I’m 51 years old, and in AARP terms, I’m considered a senior citizen, but I certainly don’t feel like senior discounts apply to me. Society would argue that...
By Ann Douglas, author of Navigating The Messy MiddleThis article was originally published by PsychologyToday.com in March 2023.Did you know your time perception flips at midlife? Instead of focusing on how long we’ve lived, we start thinking about how...
By Dr. Manuel Jain, WellMed at Haines City As the holidays approach, and the season’s expectations and demands draw near, it is not uncommon for some, especially older adults, to catch a case of the “holiday blues.” But it’s important...
By Fred Cicetti  Q. How common is elder abuse?   The U.S. Administration on Aging found that more than 500,000 people over the age of 60 are abused or neglected each year.   But how do we define “elder abuse”? It can take a...
By Michele D. Baker  With hurricane season still in full swing, during Alzheimer's Awareness Month (November) the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) offers emergency preparedness information to Floridians caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or another dementia-related illness:  Before the storm:  Gather...
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