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Love’s Lasting Legacy: Honoring Relationships Touched By Dementia

Love is a powerful force that knows no boundaries! It transcends time, age, and even the profound challenges that life may throw our way including dementia, a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Dementia slowly erodes memories, impairs verbal and cognitive abilities and is associated with a number of brain diseases including Alzheimer’s disease…. Read More

Embracing Age and Experience in the New Year!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tech savvy seniors: Growing older and wiser in the digital age

As we get older, our bodies tend to slow down. Our eyesight isn’t as sharp as it used to be, and our memories can fail us at times, but fear not, technology is here to save the day! Here are just a few ways that technology is revolutionizing the way we age. Health Wearables: Exercise… Read More