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
It’s not uncommon for people to lose sight of their New Year’s Resolutions by the end of January, but there is no rule that says resolutions can only be made at the start of the year. There’s no time like… Read More
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Dementia aggression is one of many challenging changes that can occur in people with dementia, and it is surely one of the most difficult to respond to. A loved one who has always been mild-mannered can randomly experience outbursts which… Read More
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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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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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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
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One of the primary questions in most people’s minds when a senior loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is precisely what to expect in the weeks, months, and years to come. We know that the unmistakable signs of dementia… Read More
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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
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If there is one positive after-effect of the pandemic, it is the caregiver support and appreciation generated as more and more people begin to realize the difficulties family caregivers have long been facing. Managing work and home life is without… Read More
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With the COVID-19 pandemic taking the spotlight this past year, another quietly continues brewing: the pandemic of Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, it remains the 7th leading cause of death worldwide, and is predicted to impact as many as 150 million… Read More