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How to manage medications at home

Turn on the television and  you're likely to be inundated with commercials for the latest prescription medications that should be discussed with a doctor. According to "Generation Rx: How Prescription Drugs Are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies," by Greg Crister, the average number of prescriptions drugs taken per person, annually, in 2004 was 12. It is estimated that people will spend over $400 billion on prescription drugs by the end of 2011. Individuals who take multiple medications may find it difficult to manage them all.
The challenge of managing medications can be difficult for anyone but particularly for seniors. Some organizational strategies and a little help from others may be the keys to getting meds straight.


Secrets to a long and happy marriage

Some might say a long celebrity marriage is one that endures the duration of the newly betrothed's trip down the aisle. We've seen Britney Spears dissolve a marriage after 55 hours and Kim Kardashian call it quits after 72 days. It seems even money can't buy matrimonial happiness.

But some couples have been together for 50, 60 years and say they're still as much in love as they were the day they spoke their "I dos." What do they know that others do not?


Still Searching for a Cure

Today, as many as 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. Factoring in the number of sufferers worldwide, Alzheimer's is affecting the lives of millions of people on a daily basis. Finding a cure for the disease is of the utmost importance for the families and friends coping with Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's disease is a brain disorder named for Alois Alzheimer, the German physician who first described the condition in the early 1900s. Alzheimer's is a fatal, progressive brain 


What to look for in an elder care facility

As men and women enter their golden years, many decide they can no longer maintain their homes and choose to downgrade to something smaller, be it an apartment or a condominium. For millions of others, health plays a significant role when deciding where to move when it's time to sell their homes.


Teens are a big driving risk on the road

Sharing the road with other drivers means being aware of the abilities of fellow motorists. Whenever a person gets behind the wheel of a car, he or she is placed in the direct path of others who may not be as good behind the wheel.
Drivers with the highest rates of crashes and highway fatalities include seniors and teenagers. Although many people are quick to believe elderly drivers are the most dangerous on the road, this isn't entirely true.