10 Financial Resources for Seniors

By | 2018-09-18T13:59:45+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Senior Care|

Life after retirement is great. You have so much more time at your disposal than you ever did during all your working years. All that stuff you wanted to do but never had the energy for after a long day of work is finally within reach. The obvious downside is, of course, that you won’t [...]

Healthy Eating for Older Adults

By | 2018-09-18T14:01:42+00:00 September 8th, 2018|Making Life Better|

Healthy Eating As We Age, healthy eating can make a difference in our health, help to improve how we feel, and encourage a sense of well-being. Eating healthy has benefits that can help older adults: Nutrients Obtain nutrients needed by the body such as potassium, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B 12 , minerals, and dietary [...]

Humans Haven’t Reached Full Lifespan, Study Finds

By | 2018-08-23T00:04:29+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Making Life Better|

HUMANS HAVE BEEN living longer for decades, and a new study shows there is no ceiling in sight for lifespan. A study published Friday in the journal Science found that the death rate of seniors abruptly slows around 80 years old and then plateaus at 105 years old, which they interpreted to mean that humans [...]

8 best stretches if you’re 50+

By | 2018-08-14T12:21:16+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Senior Care|

If you’re not someone who stretches every day, maybe it’s time to change your ways. “The older we get the more likely we are to be tight and have our muscles pull onto our skeletal structure and throw us out of whack,” says fitness trainer Joel Harper, author of the newly released book Mind Your [...]

Stretching Can Help Get Seniors Moving

By | 2018-08-09T13:15:38+00:00 August 8th, 2018|Making Life Better|

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stretching leg muscles every day may benefit seniors and other people with mobility problems, a new study reports. Researchers placed splints on lower limbs of older rats to stretch their calf muscles. The splints were placed on one leg for 30 minutes a day, five days a week, [...]

Many Americans With Dementia Don’t Know They Have It: Study

By | 2018-08-08T00:38:24+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Senior Care|

MONDAY, July 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many older Americans with dementia don't know they have the disease, a new study indicates. A review of data from 585 Medicare recipients with probable dementia found nearly 6 out of 10 were either undiagnosed or unaware of their diagnosis. Those who had less than a high school [...]

Memory – It Changes Over the Years

By | 2018-07-23T18:50:41+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Senior Care, Making Life Better|

Twenty-two years ago, I devoured anything I could learn about the brain. I tried to understand what was happening to my father’s mind / brain as he lived with Alzheimer’s. I remain fascinated by the brain. We’re learning so much about the computer in our head – far more than my initial ill-fated introduction to [...]

Somebody’s Hero

By | 2018-07-23T19:16:31+00:00 July 8th, 2018|Senior Care, Making Life Better, Caregiver|

I don’t fight fires or cure the sick. I’ve never scaled a mountain or scored a winning touchdown. In many ways, my time on this earth is spent living an average life. But everyday, in little ways, I get to be somebody’s hero and the feeling is like no other. For you see, I am [...]

What’s backpacking got to do with caregiving?

By | 2018-07-08T18:45:08+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Senior Care, Health Care|

I enjoy hiking above the 10,000-foot level where the colors are vivid and the air is crystal clear. To see these beautiful sights in the Sierras means hiking 13, 16, and even 20+ miles roundtrip in a 10 to 14-hour day. I’ve learned there are similarities between caregiving and backpacking. Don’t take on more than [...]

I See You

By | 2018-07-08T18:43:49+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Senior Care, In-Home Senior Care|

She raised her hands, exasperated. “They don’t have my yogurt!”“Is there some other brand you could eat?” I prompted.“I can’t get back here to the store. I’ve got a sitter taking care of my husband who is crazy! Crazy! You don’t know,” She shook her head as if clearing visions that she wanted to forget. [...]