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Forgetfulness - Is It Normal?

Of course it is. Forgetfulness is simply something that happens.  We forget were we put our keys, forget if we turned off the iron, the oven, the bathroom light. Continue reading

January is National Sunday Supper Month

January can be such a long month.  The Holiday season has ended, and January can be a hard month for so many.  Spending time together once a week is a great way to break up the long, cold weeks, especially if you live in the colder climates and sharing Sunday Supper together is to be celebrated this month! Continue reading

January is National Bath Safety Month

A common area where seniors often end up having a fall is in the bathroom, and helping prevent those kinds of accidents is what January’s National Bath Safety Month is all about. Continue reading

Making The Home Safe For Elderly Loved Ones

Caregiving for aging loved ones, for many, comes without warning. One day Mom or Dad is fine, the next, they have suffered a trip or fall or a surgery from which they need help with daily living tasks during recovery. When you’re thrown into this role, there are many steps you will need to take to help Mom and Dad adjust to your role as caregiver. Continue reading

Increase Safety With A Personal Mobile Safety App

You don’t have to be the victim of a violent crime or live in an area of the country where violent crimes occur to reap the safety benefits that a personal emergency response system provides. LifeFone, provider of medical alert systems, also offers a mobile alert response device that operates from an app you install on your smartphone. With this device, you can easily summon assistance if you’re in an emergency situation. Continue reading

Stretch For Good Health

We live in a world where many of us are now connected to wrist bracelets that tell us how many steps we have taken and how much exercise we are getting. There are exercise classes and 24 hour gyms and marathons to run and we are literally bombarded by the importance of exercising. Few of us recognize however regular stretching is just as important as regular exercise! Let’s look at some of the benefits: Continue reading

Holidays for Caregivers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or, the radio says it is.  However, if you are a caregiver, you may not be feeling quite so wonderful or joyful. Continue reading

Brain Games & Health

Getting older is a conundrum! At least to some of us. We look around and we see healthy active 90 year olds with sharp minds. Then we turn our head and see 60 year olds with early signs of dementia and numerous bodily health concerns. And then there is everyone else somewhere on the scale of those opposites. For years, we have known the importance of exercise and how it impacts our health and agility. Exercise increases your heart rate which pumps more oxygen into your body which releases a whole variety of good hormones that make our body healthier. The good news is, those same good hormones from oxygen increase go to your brain as well. And that stimulates the growth of new brain cells. And seriously, there is no conundrum whether new brain cells are good. So exercise! But let’s take a minute to explore the strategies for achieving this worthy goal. Continue reading

Working Part-Time Can Be Good For You

Many of us spent a lifetime in one or two careers and became quite good at what we did. The stress was sometimes a bit much, the pay was not always the best (we all wanted MORE) and the hours were long with little vacation time or escape. Weekends went too fast and despite all that, it was good for the most part. Now, in retirement we have all this time we always wanted yet we are not always sure what to do. Continue reading

Helping Your Aging Loved One Adjust To Time Changes

Time changes, whether from traveling from one coast to another or when the clock changes to and from daylight-savings time can wreak havoc on our systems and our circadian rhythms. With November 6 being the date this year when we set our clocks back by one hour there are some ways to help your body adjust and to help your aging loved ones adapt to the time. Continue reading

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