guide dog

How a Guide Dog Help the Elderly in Your Life

Guide dogs make wonderful companions for seniors.  Plus, they are a great way to help the elderly remain independent for a longer period of time.  Before making the decision to buy or adopt a guide dog, everyone involved must understand the amount of dedication and time that goes into caring for an animal. Health Benefits Having an animal around gets the senior out of their […]

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New Products at Boomer Business Summit San Diego 2014

  There were two new products on display that really caught my eye at the Boomer Business Summit in San Diego last week.  Each addresses convenience and necessity from different points of view but both products were intriguing. ThinOptics has created a cell phone cover with a small eyeglass holder affixed to the back. The case comes with reading glasses inside the case. They are […]

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February brings attention to Macular Degeneration

Low vision may be caused by a wide variety of eye conditions and disorders.  Some of these include: Age-related Macular Degeneration (also known as AMD). AMD is a degenerative disease of the retina that causes progressive loss of vision in the center of the eye. Some people describe it as having a spot or blurry space in the middle of their vision. This interferes with […]

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How Do You Get Tested for Glaucoma?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Use this time as a regular marker to get your eyes and ears checked.  Thanks to glaucoma.org for this informative article on glaucoma testing.  Early detection, through regular and complete eye exams, is the key to protecting your vision from damage caused by glaucoma. A complete eye exam includes five common tests to detect glaucoma. It is important to have […]

toxic environment

Breast Cancer Risk May Be Linked to Toxic Environmental Factors

You wouldn’t take a bath in paint thinner or breathe gas fumes for fun, but small “everyday” doses aren’t OK either. A big report on breast cancer and environmental toxins has terrific advice. Didn’t get to read all 300 pages? We YOU Docs dug in for you to get the key stuff on protecting you and yours from environmental chemicals that increase breast cancer risk. […]

internet savvy seniors

Internet Savvy Seniors

The Sunday Times of London today quotes a study out of UCLA that the use of the internet increases brain function in elders, specifically the actual process of searching for information. While more studies have suggested that brain fitness is vital to all of us and has shown benefits in the reduction of age-related dementia, this new study shows that the interrogative process is even […]