Category Archives: Seniors

33% Will Need What Only 10% Is Willing To Give

It’s that time of year again. You’ve made a New Year’s resolution and you’re determined to keep it. Maybe you’re at the gym, or you’re determined to avoid all junk food. Making a healthy choice for the New Year is never a bad idea, but Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare has a resolution that you can add…
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When to Put the Brakes on Elderly Driving

It is never too early to start planning for those we care about. If someone you love is 70 or older and still driving, it may be time to start assessing the risks they may encounter on the road. How aging affects the ability to drive Driving, at any age, requires complex coordination and multitasking.…
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Fall Prevention Awareness

By: Teresa Hunter, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Did you know that falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in older adults in Florida? How about the fact that one in three older adults falls every year? Or that 20-30% of falls results in a serious injury that often has…
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Memory Problems

By: Carlton Gass, PhD, ABPP, Neuropsychologist, Tallahassee Memorial Forgetfulness is a very common problem people face. We’ve all been there – forgetting people’s names, forgetting items to buy at the store, forgetting why you entered a room, losing and misplacing things or even getting lost in familiar places. Some people who experience these difficulties are…
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Tips for Healthy Hearing

Do you or a loved one seem to have a hard time participating in conversation when there is a lot of background noise? Is it embarrassing to keep asking people to repeat themselves? Have you changed your lifestyle because of hearing limitations? These are all common complaints of people suffering from hearing loss, but the…
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Take a Stand to Prevent Falls

Did you know the sunshine state is one of the fastest growing states in the nation with a rapidly expanding senior population? How about that falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among seniors? With Fall Prevention Awareness Day approaching on September 23, we want to remind our community to be safe.…
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Living Fully in Old Age

Growing older is inevitable, but staying healthy as you age can be a choice. While staying active both physically and mentally provides vast benefits for the aging population, especially those suffering from ailments associated with age, it can be difficult to get the amount of activity that generates benefits. In 2013, nearly 11% of Leon…
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Aging or Alzheimer’s?

Understanding the difference between common aging symptoms and serious medical conditions. By Siddharth Sehgal, MD, TMH Neurologist and Tripti Bhaskar, PhD, TMH Clinical Psychologist “The other day I forgot to get my clothes from the dryer; I realized two days later that the clothes were still there. Is this a sign of Alzheimer’s disease, or is this just part of getting old?" I hear…
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Midnight Musings of a Exercise Physiologist

I’ve spent most of my life in the fitness industry, either as a consumer, an exercise science student or as a working professional. What follows are thoughts and ideas that have rattled around in my head, in some cases, for decades. (They are too brief to devote an entire post.) I hope you find something…
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You and Exercise: A Love Story

Our relationship with exercise is a rocky one. At first everything will be going great with all the infatuation of new love. Then we will lose steam, our love will fade or we might even get hurt---literally. So we break up with exercise and we try to move on with our lives. For many of…
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