KNOW THE SIGNS OF ELDER ABUSE

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Q: I have a neighbor, a woman in her eighties. I think someone is hurting her. It might be her daughter. I don’t know what I should do about this. A: Recently, the U.S. Administration on Aging found that more than a half-million people over the age of 60 are abused or neglected each year. [&hellip
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MANAGING LIFE WITH PARKINSON’S

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Q. Is it true that farmers are more likely to get Parkinson’s disease? A: Although genetics is very important in Parkinson’s disease, many researchers believe that environmental exposures also increase a person’s risk of developing the disease. There are studies that show that farmers and other agricultural workers have an increased risk of getting Parkinson’s. [&hellip
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PREPPING FOR FLU SEASON

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It’s time for a flu shot. Flu season in the northern hemisphere can range from as early as November to as late as May. The peak month usually is February. The vaccine can be administered anytime during flu season. However, the best time to get inoculated is October-November. The protection provided by the vaccine lasts [&hellip
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STRUGGLING WITH SPOUSAL DUTIES?

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Q. I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I’m getting low scores in the husband department, if you get my drift. Is this happening just because I’m getting older? A. First, you have no reason to be embarrassed. And I definitely get your drift; I’m going to guess that you don’t mean you’re forgetting to put [&hellip
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