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Technology for Older Adults that Makes Living at Home Easier and Safer

“You are always free to choose what you do with your life. To make changes in your future, make new choices today.” – Brian Tracy Selecting where to live in our older age is not straight forward. Nearly all seniors would rather remain at home for a lifetime, however it is not without concerns. Can […]

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Preventing Broken Heart Syndrome and Ways to Help Seniors Who Are Grieving

In his documentary about grief, George Shelley uses the analogy of glitter. Toss a handful of glitter into the air, and it is going to settle into most of the cracks and crevices of the room, impossible to fully sweep up and remove. Individuals who have lost a loved one can relate. Yet in some […]

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How Hearing Loss Treatment May Help Prevent Dementia

Are you finding the need to turn the television up louder for a senior you love? Chatting more loudly? Repeating conversations your senior loved one missed hearing the first time? Hearing loss in older adults is not uncommon. But fresh research is pointing to a startling connection between hearing loss and an elevated risk for […]

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Four Great Social Activities for Seniors

If you’ve ever watched kids at the playground, you know how effortlessly friendships are formed. A small group may be playing tag, and a newcomer dashes over with a breathless, “Can I play?” More often than not, the response is a resounding, “Sure!” and voila – instant friends. If only it were that easy as […]

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How to Handle the Effects of Chemo Brain

Short-term memory problems. Confusion. Inability to concentrate. Could it be Alzheimer’s? Perhaps; but if you’re a cancer survivor, there’s another common culprit that could be at play: chemotherapy. Known as chemotherapy induced cognitive impairment (CICI) or “chemo brain,” effects such as these can last for months or even years post-treatment. Chemo brain can occur in […]

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What to Do When Guardianship of an Elderly Parent Is Needed

In a perfect world, our family interactions would all be helpful and positive. We would handle transitional times cooperatively, smoothly, and without any disagreement. As our parents grew older, it would be a seamless process to meet their needs today and as they change in the future. The reality, however, is that being an adult […]

The Keys to Happy & Healthy Aging

It has taken nearly 80 years and a variety of research studies to produce the result: a good genetic makeup and wealth really have very little to do with our degree of joy. The Harvard Study of Adult Development launched in 1938, looking into the lives of high-profile participants such as Ben Bradlee and John […]

Six Ways to Boost Senior Health and Wellness

Many individuals have left their New Year’s resolutions by the wayside by the end of January, but who says resolutions should only be made in the beginning of the year? There’s no time like the present to start a new goal or habit, particularly for seniors hoping to improve overall health.  We have six tips […]

Promising Alzheimer’s Vaccine on the Rise

If 2021 will be recalled as the year for COVID-19 vaccines, perhaps 2022 will be marked with a different type of life-changing vaccine: one which may actually slow or prevent the further advancement of Alzheimer’s disease.  The first human trial of Protollin, delivered by way of nasal spray, is underway in 16 seniors with-early stage […]

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Caregiving for COPD: How to Best Communicate and Connect

It began with those in your inner circle, and it has gradually been spreading outward to close friends and acquaintances. Discussing your COPD diagnosis and knowing how to respond to the many questions that arise about it can be uncomfortable – for you personally, and for those you’re speaking with as well. Interestingly, you could […]