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Depression is Not a Normal Part of Growing Older

Depression is not just having “the blues” or the emotions we feel when grieving the loss of a loved one. It is a true medical condition that is treatable.

Depression is a true and treatable medical condition, not a normal part of aging. However older adults are at an increased risk for experiencing depression. If you are concerned about a loved one, offer to go with him or her to see a health care provider to be diagnosed and treated.

Depression is not just having “the blues” or the emotions we feel when grieving the loss of a loved …

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Aging With Laughter

I am willing to accept any negative criticism people throw my way. Aging is a very difficult process. If anything I write about elicits laughter, then I’ll feel good.

By: Joyce Greenleaf

I can’t remember the exact date when every one of my physical flaws became magnified to me. All I know is I began to fear that whenever people looked at me, they were focusing on my worst features. Those flaws are all revealed when I wear a bathing suit, so wouldn’t you know I would love to swim?

As a five-year-old, I didn’t have these problems. I …

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Ten Tips that Will Change How You Look and Feel About Beauty

Beauty matters to all women, but to those who age beautifully, it matters neither too much nor too little. Become less afraid of aging and you will look more beautiful.

By: Vivian Diller Ph.D. with Jill Muir-Sukenick Ph.D., edited by Michele Willens

Face it: there is no magic solution to aging with grace and dignity. Having just written a book offering guidance to millions of women who feel trapped by conflicting feelings, we think we are on to something. We have found satisfying, long term solutions that help us deal with a culture that virtually programs women to have a …

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Incontinence? Here’s Help

Incontinence? Here's Help

People with stress incontinence may experience leakage when coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising, lifting and performing other kinds of strenuous activity.

Of the estimated 19 million North American adults who have urinary incontinence, 80 percent are women. It’s important to understand that incontinence is not an inevitable part of aging, nor is it necessary to accept long-term incontinence after bearing a child. In many cases, it can be cured, and it can always be managed.

Understanding Contributing Factors to Female Incontinence

There are many factors that can contribute to incontinence. Some common causes:

*Short Term:

Urinary tract and bladder infections,

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