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Caring For The Elderly During COVID-19

When it comes to COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, older people are especially vulnerable to severe illness. Research is showing that adults 60 and older, especially those with preexisting medical conditions, especially heart disease, lung disease, diabetes or cancer are more likely to have severe — even deadly — coronavirus infection than other age groups.

Caring For The Elderly During COVID-192020-04-19T02:52:21-04:00

Should Everyone Over 60 Take The Same Coronavirus Precautions?

Are precautions of the sort the CDC has endorsed really necessary, even in areas where the new coronavirus doesn’t yet appear to be circulating widely? What about disease-free adults in their 60s and 70s? Do they need to worry about going to a restaurant or a friend’s house for dinner? Are all outside activities ill-advised?

Should Everyone Over 60 Take The Same Coronavirus Precautions?2020-03-25T15:15:01-04:00

Your Senior Loved One and the Coronavirus

The novel coronavirus can infect anyone, but it's older adults — ages 60 and up — who are more likely to get seriously sick from it. Some tips are applicable to every generation, but there are specific precautions older adults should take to protect their health. We spoke to two geriatricians and pulled guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assemble what people 60 and up need to know about the novel coronavirus.

Your Senior Loved One and the Coronavirus2020-03-16T01:00:25-04:00

Tips To Beat Your Senior Parent’s Loneliness

Is your aging parent lonely? Isolation and loneliness are widespread among our elders.  It may begin with the the loss of a spouse.  It may be compounded by physical decline such as loss of driving ability, decreased hearing or vision.  Friends pass away.  There are fewer opportunities for social engagement than in a younger day.

Tips To Beat Your Senior Parent’s Loneliness2020-02-12T22:17:50-05:00