Thursday, June 23, 2011

Elder Wisdom and Observations June 22, 2011

NOTE: See post below for explanation.

Five Elder Observations...
and Bits of Wisdom! 

1. Nothing is worse than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
2. Was learning cursive really necessary?
3. How in heaven's name are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
4. Sometimes I have difficulty determining the difference between boredom and hunger.
5. There is definitely a need for a sarcasm font.
Enjoy! And send us your gems of wisdom.

Elder Observations & Wisdom

Life Experiences Make Us Wiser

Some examples of "elder wisdom" are:
  1. when we make a mistake, we learn from it, go on and don't make that mistake again.
  2. When we observe something gone awry, we remember and don't follow the same path.
Since we are the wiser, it is time to share our elder knowledge so that those coming behind us have the benefit of our experience.

Share your elder wisdom and observations!

This post will occur once a week sharing five elder gems. We hope you enjoy our humor (and yet, real truth) and that if you are motivated, you will add to our list.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Easy bruising: Common as you age

Yet another bruise. What caused that dark, unsightly mark on your leg? You don't recall bumping into anything. Lately, however, you seem to be bruising frequently. Is this cause for concern?

Can medications and supplements contribute to easy bruising?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Low Vision

Low Vision cannot be corrected
or repaired

The National Institute of Aging (part of the National Institute of Health) published an article on Low Vision which we wanted to share. Visit the "Age Page" of the National Institute on Aging's web page to learn more about how to protect your eyesight.

Low vision means you cannot fix your eyesight with glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery. Low vision affects some people as they age.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

One of the goals for the Elderstore blog is to provide you with resources for learning. is just such a resource. It is provided by US Department of Health and Human Resources. Some of its topics include:
*Quick Guide to Healthy Living
*Personal Health Tools
*Health A-Z
*Health News
*Find Services and Information
*Popular Requests

Check it out.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Surprising evidence of pelvic growth (widening) after skeletal maturity

Your increased waist size and weight may not be all fat

Research shows that after we quit growing taller (about age 20) we continue to grow wider well into our 70s. That increase in waist size and weight you may be experiencing isn't all fat, it's the widening of your pelvis.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

UroAnswers product pages are being
translated into Spanish

Individual product pages on our website,, are being translated into Spanish. It is a process of translating each product individually and it will take some time. We have many of the men's products translated already and are currently working on womens and will continue with disposable and reusable pads and liners and furniture protectors.

We ship internationally!

Las páginas de producto individuales en nuestro sitio Web,, están siendo traducidas en el español. Es un proceso de traducir cada producto individualmente y esto llevará tiempo. Tenemos muchos de los productos masculinos traducidos ya y trabajamos actualmente en womens y seguiremos con almohadillas disponibles y reutilizables y protectores de mobiliario y transatlánticos.

¡Transportamos internacionalmente! También tenemos el servicio de cliente de hablar español.

When we have completed the Español we will begin to translate product pages into French.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Hand Sanitizers - Who Knew?

A new study by the University of Florida reported by the Associated Press has found that frequent use of hand sanitizers can create a false positive on alcohol consumption tests. Anyone who uses hand sanitizers frequently such as health professionals can be at risk for an inaccurate test.


Boomers with Boomeritis
just fix it!

Dr. Nicholas DiNubile MD, a surgeon in surburban Philadelphia, calls the mindset of "fix me at any cost, turn back the clock," Boomeritis. "The boomers are the first generation trying to stay active in droves on an aging frame" and are less willing to use a cane or put up with pain or stiffness as their grandparents did.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

You can relax now

"The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight because by then your body and your fat are really good friends."

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