We’ve Never Run Away from Alzheimer’s

By |2018-02-24T18:18:45+00:00February 24th, 2018|Senior Care, Health Care, Making Life Better, In-Home Senior Care, Caregiver|

Guest article by Cheryl Levin-Folio My husband, Michael, was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 56. It was surreal and hard to swallow, but we didn’t run away. Nor did we try to escape the stigma that accompanied the devastating news. We let it sink in and created a plan to live our [...]

GETTING A PET CAN IMPROVE AGING IN PLACE

By |2018-02-24T17:49:23+00:00February 24th, 2018|Senior Care, Making Life Better|

Are you wondering how you are going to care for your pet as you age in place? Are you wondering if you should adopt a pet as you age in place? This guide will help you decide on the best choice for you. Studies have shown that owning a pet can be physically and mentally [...]

Fitness at 50+: Five Barriers You Can Beat

By |2018-02-08T16:33:16+00:00February 8th, 2018|Senior Care, Health Care, Making Life Better|

While exercise is often touted as a fountain of youth, it often gets harder to do as you get older. Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also called physiatrists, are doctors who restore and maintain function lost due to injury, illness and age-related conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis, joint replacements or stroke. They often prescribe [...]

When Stroke Happens

By |2018-02-04T00:03:45+00:00February 4th, 2018|Senior Care, Health Care, In-Home Senior Care, Caregiver|

Strokes, or “brain attacks,” disable Americans more than any other disease. With an interruption of blood to the brain, a stroke may have similar symptoms; but as everyone’s brain is different, so are the effects of each person’s stroke. There is no rhyme or reason to the severity of strokes and or to the recovery [...]