Get the emotional support you need in a support group

An Alzheimer’s disease support group provides a safe, supportive environment to allow family members, friends, caregivers, and other interested individuals to meet regularly for mutual support and to exchange coping skills with one another.
A number of groups meet in the Central Kentucky area. Here’s a listing of some of the groups with information about […]

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Senior Center offers help with hearing aids

If you’re in need of a hearing screening or need to get your hearing aids cleaned, the Lexington Senior Center wants to help.
Tracy King from Miracle Ear/Miracle Ear Foundation is going to be at the center at 195 Life Lane, Lexington on June 28 and 29 to complete hearing screens and hearing aid cleanings/battery […]

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Sweepstakes, lottery schemes devastate victims with evolving tactics

Sweepstakes and prize scams bilked $117 million out of half a million North Americans in 2017, according to a new report by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The fraud also concentrates on senior citizens, who also suffer the most losses.

The report – “Sweepstakes, Lottery and Prize Scams: A Better Business Bureau Study of How […]

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Older Americans who neglect oral care put overall health at risk

Conscientious parents constantly remind their children to brush and floss, and routinely schedule dental checkups to make sure their teeth and gums are healthy – and staying that way.

But youngsters aren’t the only ones who who can use such reminders. Older Americans need to put a priority on their oral health as well, […]

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What not to say to an isolated, lonely older adult

Many older, lonely adults find themselves in this cycle of compounded loss, but it should never be considered the norm for this stage of life.

Loneliness and social isolation are now believed to be as dangerous to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and surpass the mortality risks of obesity. A 2017 SCAN […]

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Important changes in Kentucky guardianship law make it more family friendly

A recent change in Kentucky’s guardianship law aims to encourage more relatives to take on guardianship roles and to make the process more family friendly, according to a post at AARP.org.

When a person is incapable of managing his or her affairs, a court can appoint a guardian to make decisions about property, medical care, […]

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KENTUCKY RANKS SIXTH HIGHEST IN NATION FOR SENIOR HUNGER

More Seniors Facing Hunger Today Than Before the Great Recession Despite Economic Improvements

The Kentucky Association of Food Banks announced recently the release of The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2016,a study about food insecurity among seniors in the United States published by Feeding America® and The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger(NFESH).

The report shows that 4.9 […]

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Chronic hip or knee pain? Help is available.

Dr. Stephen Duncan, a nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon with UK Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, knows about hip and knee pain.
He will discuss surgical and non-surgical treatments for hip and knee arthritis and new technologies in hip and knee replacement at a free information session from 10-11 a.m., Tuesday, June 19 at the Lexington Senior […]

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Pneumonia immunization is less common among seniors in rural areas, but pharmacists could help

Pharmacists play a significant role in getting rural people vaccinated for pneumonia, and presumably other diseases, more so than in urban areas, according to a study by the Rural and Underserved Health Research Center at the University of Kentucky.

Kentucky Health News reporter Melissa Patrick writes that a study has found pneumonia immunization is less […]

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Understanding and responding to dementia-related behavior

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost.

However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage.

Learn how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies […]

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