Category: Healthy Aging

6 Geriatric Assessments

As people age, their ability to conduct various aspects of routine living may come into question. Too often, however, geriatric assessments of when such thresholds have been crossed are triggered by a crisis, such as a fall, a stroke or another emergency situation. Unfortunately, crisis-triggered assessments may be more complicated …

Your Medicine Cabinet and Drug Safety

Expiration Date vs. Shelf Life Shelf life usually refers to the time between a medication’s manufacture date and its expiration date. But a drug’s shelf life can be altered by storage conditions—temperature, humidity, light, and even whether or not the medication is stored in its original container. While the expiration …

Age-Friendly Cities and Communities

Whether you are planning to remain in your current city or wanting to make a move, determining how “age-friendly” the area is might be one of the most important steps you take to improve your long-term quality of life. WHAT IS AN AGE-FRIENDLY CITY/COMMUNITY? These are residential areas designed to …