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Staying Positive During Challenging Times

Sep 15, 2020 —  If you’re like most people these days, you’re spending a certain amount of time fretting. Given what’s going on in the world right now, that’s understandable. But what if you can’t stop the bad thoughts that are going through your mind? In June 2020, a team of experts from the UK studied a group of... Read More

For a Younger Brain, Eat More Leafy Greens

Sep 1, 2020 — Many farmers’ markets failed to operate this year, and it’s been a little more challenging for us to get to the grocery store. If we go, we might feel pretty rushed, grabbing a few bananas and apples in the produce aisle, completely ignoring the colorful palette of leafy greens we can buy these days. But... Read More

Seniors Aren’t the Only Ones at Risk of Severe COVID-19 Illness

Aug 15, 2020 — At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, there was much publicity about older adults being at highest risk of the serious effects of the disease—hospitalization, needing ventilator care, and death. Then, as some areas of the country loosened social distancing requirements, seniors were urged to continue to stay home. But many younger adults seemed to... Read More

Is It a Stroke, or Heat Stroke?

Aug 1, 2020 — Every summer, many Americans suffer from heat-related illness, and experts caution that 2020 will offer extra challenges. People who quarantine in a home without air conditioning can overheat quickly, and many of the traditional spots where we go to cool down may be shuttered. Seniors are at higher risk of heat-related illness, and should receive... Read More

Social Distancing Lures More Seniors Across the Digital Divide

Jul 15, 2020 — To find a paradox in senior well-being, we need look no further than today! We know that staying socially connected is vital for the mental health of seniors. And yet, social distancing is the key ingredient to help them avoid the coronavirus. Not long after social distancing began, we quickly saw news articles about older... Read More

Helping a Loved One With Dementia Manage Their Money

Jun 15, 2020 — When a senior is living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, family members often worry about their loved one’s safety. Will Dad go to bed, forgetting the tea kettle is boiling on the stove? Will Mom get lost? Will Uncle Chuck keep trying to drive, even though he’s not safe behind the wheel? Their... Read More

13 Ways to Beat Depression During the Pandemic

Jun 1, 2020 — When we’re experiencing an emotionally distressing time, so often we turn to others. But as the coronavirus epidemic continues, many of the traditional ways we seek comfort are unavailable to us. A hug from a loved one or stranger, a get-together to discuss our grief and worries over coffee, a spontaneous gathering to light candles... Read More

May Is National Stroke Awareness Month

May 15, 2020 — When it comes to stroke, what you don’t know can hurt you! We’d like to clear up eight commonly held myths about stroke: Myth #1: The symptoms of stroke are all the same Let’s start with this one, because recognizing the symptoms of stroke and getting prompt medical attention is so important! Maybe you have... Read More

Meet Your Kidneys: Two Little Organs That Do a Big Job

Mar 15, 2020 — March is National Kidney Month. During February, we celebrated National Heart Month, and this month we’re focusing on kidney health. It’s appropriate that these two recognition events are close together because kidney health and heart health are closely related! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains that damaged kidneys can put extra stress... Read More

The Mediterranean Diet Continues to Get High Marks

Mar 2, 2020 — March is National Nutrition Month—a great time to think about improving our dietary habits. Here’s a great way to start. For years, cardiovascular experts have endorsed the now well-known Mediterranean diet. Speaking for the Society for Vascular Surgery, Dr. C. Keith Ozaki notes, “There are components of the Mediterranean diet that are good for the... Read More