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To Paris with Love

— The following article was written by Emily Scholler, MindSense Director.  As Molly strolled along the Seine River, memories of a long ago paramour warmed her heart, which skipped a beat as she rounded the bend – here was where they had first kissed. She turned east and began meandering through the bustling streets of Paris,... Read More

Summer and Seniors: Perfect Together!

— Summer is in full swing and, for seniors, the urge to explore and travel during warmer weather does not disappear with age. Logistically however, traveling with a senior can sometimes seem a little daunting. Whether you are planning a short trip or a lengthy vacation, with the right knowledge and preparation you can ensure a... Read More

Minds Matter – Three Tips to Stay Sharp and Enhance Memory

— The following article was written by our MindSense Cognitive Specialist, Emily Scholler.  Cognitive decline is one of the things older adults fear most about getting older. Here are three suggestions to help reduce your risk and improve your odds of staying mentally sharp. Rest up! Rest is a powerful and restorative rejuvenator. During sleep your... Read More

May is Aging Life Care Month

— May is Aging Life Care™ Month and this year HealthSense celebrates 13 years in the aging life care consulting field! In honor of Aging Life Care Month and to celebrate you – the family members – for all that you do on the front lines of caregiving, HealthSense is excited to offer a free online e-library.... Read More

Embracing the Power of the Mind-Body Connection

— The word pain is derived from the Greek goddess of revenge, Poine, who was sent to punish the mortal fools who had angered the gods. In ancient cultures, pain was seen as not only a physical condition, but as an emotional and spiritual one. Today, amidst a growing opioid addiction epidemic, we are fast realizing... Read More

Patient, Heal Thyself!

— The advances in modern medicine are staggering. Immunotherapy is curing cancers that until recently were a death sentence. Technological innovations are reducing major surgeries to interventional procedures. Yet, in today’s fast-paced climate of 24-hour news cycles and social media scrutiny, complaints of stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression and insomnia are on the rise. Our nation is... Read More

The Powerful Habits for Aging Well

— As December 2018 comes to a close and we welcome in a New Year, I thought it timely to take stock and share with you some powerful habits to try, practice and reinforce to promote healthy aging. There is no magic pill here – healthy aging is all centered on wise choices and good habits... Read More

The Slippery Slope of Self-neglect

— Horror stories associated with elder abuse – including physical, emotional and financial abuse – make the headlines quite often. Yet, you may be surprised to know that the majority of cases called into Adult Protective Services (APS) are regarding self-neglect. What is self-neglect and why is it important? Self-neglect happens when an adult or senior is... Read More

Mind Over Matter

— The marvels of modern medicine have increased our longevity. With that gift of living longer, the focus is now shifting to the important goal of improving the quality of our lives as we age. We know that exercising the body helps keep us healthy by regulating our weight, improving our circulation and strengthening our immune... Read More