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Making a Business of Caring: Women Entrepreneurs in the Aging Life Care Profession

— October is National Women’s Small Business Month. As a credentialed Aging Life Care® professional and nurse care manager, I belong to the Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA) and am honored to serve on their national board. The practice of aging life care and the role of care providers have captured a national spotlight, as generations... Read More

Seniors and Superbugs

— Antibiotics are one of the marvels of modern medicine – they kill bacteria and stop infections in their tracks. In fact, we can thank our longevity in the modern era to the success of antibiotics. However, imagine now a world where the bacteria have out-foxed the antibiotic and are wreaking havoc with spreading ever more... Read More

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