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Embracing Age and Experience in the New Year!

January 10, 2024 — As the new year unfolds, it is common for people to make resolutions and set goals for themselves, and older adults are no exception. However, I sometimes notice that the expectations seniors set for themselves are not always realistic and so, when goals aren’t met, a sense of failure and frustration soon follows. This mismatch directly... Read More

Brighten Up Your Winter: Tips for Beating Seasonal Affective Disorder

December 20, 2023 — As the winter months draw near and the days shorten with less sunlight, this is the time of year that can increase the risk for a specific type of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a common disorder affecting 1-2% of the population. The primary cause of SAD is believed to be... Read More

Speaking their language: Enhancing Communication with Elders Living with Dementia

October 12, 2023 — Social isolation is one of the most common and heartbreaking experiences those with dementia face as they struggle with the disease. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Many people experiencing cognitive decline can lead lives of value, purpose, and connection. The key to unlocking meaningful engagement lies with their family and loved ones... Read More

Care Deserts: Advocating for Elders in Understaffed Skilled Nursing Facilities

September 18, 2023 — In recent years, the issue of inadequate staffing levels in skilled nursing facilities has become a growing concern. The Covid-19 pandemic compounded this problem when challenging work conditions in hard hit facilities led to staff burnout. Now skilled nursing facilities are competing with deeper pocketed hospitals to recruit staff as a nursing and caregiver shortage... Read More

From Silence to Strength: How Aging Life Care Managers Amplify your Voice with Doctors

August 9, 2023 — For many seniors, especially those with chronic diseases, their calendars often overflow with doctor appointments. Keeping the calendar straight, arranging transport, and trying to keep on track with medical conditions and treatment options can often be overwhelming. Once there, in the hustle and bustle of a busy doctor’s office, it’s easy to feel like just... Read More

When is it time? Navigating Senior Living Transitions

July 18, 2023 — Home is where the heart is and the vast majority of older adults want to age in place in their own home. When care needs increase, many families will support their older loved ones by either providing direct caregiving help themselves or will hire caregivers to care for their loved one so they can stay... Read More

We have your Back! 5 Tips for Better Bone Health and Spine Alignment

June 20, 2023 — As we age, our bodies undergo various changes, including the gradual loss of bone density and changes in spinal structure making spine and bone health increasingly important for older adults. Moreover, in today’s technology- driven world when many of us spend a significant amount of time on computers working, communicating with family, scheduling appointments and... Read More

Spring Allergies? 7 Tips to Nip them in the Bud!

April 19, 2023 — Allergy season can be a challenging time for everyone, but it can be particularly difficult for older adults. As people age, their immune systems may weaken, making them more susceptible to allergies and related health complications. However, with the right preparation and care, seniors can manage their allergy symptoms and stay healthy during the spring... Read More

Music to My Ears!

March 15, 2023 — Hearing difficulty has long been regarded as a common and somewhat accepted outcome of aging. Yet, the detrimental effects of hearing loss on health and wellbeing should not be underestimated. Hearing loss is a major contributing factor to social isolation and is the largest modifiable risk factor in developing dementia, exceeding that of smoking, high... Read More

Healthy Habits, Healthy Life!

January 16, 2023 — There is something about a New Year that inspires change, renewal and reinvention. “Out with the old and in with the new” is the common refrain this time of year — but change is hard, especially when we are trying to break unhealthy habits. Willpower is an exhaustible resource and the bigger the change you... Read More