After almost 80 years and a multitude of scientific studies to produce the result: a good genetic makeup and wealth really have little to do with maintaining a joyful life as you age. The Harvard Study of Adult Development launched… Read More
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Imagine for a second how it might feel to navigate the cognitive complications of Alzheimer’s disease. The people you love most now seem unfamiliar. The words and phrases that would roll off your tongue without a second thought are now… Read More
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While you may have started by just telling your inner circle, you may be ready to talk about your COPD with more loved ones. However, oftentimes, that can be easier said than done. Talking about your COPD diagnosis and knowing… Read More
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Maybe it was expected, or maybe you were caught off guard. Mom has just received an official diagnosis for a progressive disease that’s likely to make independent living difficult to maintain. While there are a number of questions, one thing… Read More
Senior woman looking happy after getting vaccine
While COVID-19 still dominates our health concerns, it is important to keep in mind that other illnesses can be just as dangerous, particularly for older adults. Flu season has begun, and it is time to make sure that the seniors… Read More
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If you were to list the top 5 emotions you feel in caring for parents, what would they be? Maybe you’d first think of feelings like love, compassion, and sometimes, even dread or frustration. Would anger make the list? In… Read More
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Life, especially during the course of the pandemic, can be full of uncertainties. For older adults who are feeling less in control of certain areas of life, such as cognitive or physical functioning, concentrating on what can be controlled is… Read More
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When working together to ensure the needs of one’s aging parents are met, even the closest family members may find themselves at odds. Stress levels and emotions are typically running high. Add to that your past history and family dynamics,… Read More
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There’s nothing better than a tall, cold drink on a hot summer day; however, dysphagia in seniors can make this simple pleasure downright dangerous. Dysphagia – or trouble with swallowing – impacts millions of seniors, as a result of weakened… Read More
Senior woman on a video call with her doctor
We have known for a while that there are certain medications that increase the risk for senior falls. Twenty years ago, just a little more than half of seniors were impacted by that risk; however today, that number has increased… Read More