Practical Advice for Stepfamilies Navigating Eldercare

Jul 1, 2024 — We all know The Brady Bunch, that perfectly blended family with six children (three girls, three boys), two parents, and a housekeeper. Did you ever wonder what happened when the kids grew up, the housekeeper left, and Mike and Carol Brady started needing eldercare? Caring for aging parents comes with many challenges for any family;... Read More

Have a Food-Safe Summer

Jun 12, 2024 — As we approach the heart of summer, with its beautiful sunshine and balmy weather, many of us look forward to dining alfresco and enjoying barbecues and picnics with friends and family. It’s a lovely season, but for older adults, it’s crucial to remember that warm weather can bring with it a higher risk of foodborne... Read More

Solo Aging Concerns

Jun 1, 2024 — Aging alone is a reality for a significant portion of the older population, with unique benefits and challenges that can impact one’s emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. While living alone offers independence and the freedom to pursue one’s own lifestyle, it can also lead to feelings of loneliness, isolation, and increased vulnerability to health issues.... Read More

Protect and Respect Older Adults

May 15, 2024 — Did you know that one in ten seniors has been a victim of abuse? Only 4% of elder abuse is reported but the harm impacts the entire community. Health care and legal costs increase because of elder abuse, which impacts Medicare and Medicaid. Financial exploitation of seniors is estimated to be at least $2.9 billion.... Read More

Aphasia-Friendly Communication

May 1, 2024 — Many of us struggle to recall a certain word every now and then. But persistent difficulty with communication may lead to a diagnosis of a condition called aphasia. Learn more about this condition and how it is treated. Aphasia is a communication disorder that affects a person’s ability to understand, produce, and process language. It... Read More

Helping Children Understand Dementia

Apr 15, 2024 — When a loved one receives a diagnosis of dementia, it can be a welcome answer to years of questions. But it’s also the start of a new journey for families with lots of unknown variables. It’s a hard thing for adults to navigate—but what about kids? Maybe your teenager has noticed grandma’s symptoms, but how... Read More

Senior Safety with Opioid Medications

Apr 1, 2024 — Opioid addiction is still a problem in the U.S. Although a lot of media attention focuses on users who buy these medications on the street, most opioids are provided by healthcare providers through legitimate prescriptions. In fact, many older adults abuse opioid medications they were prescribed. Not so long ago, the thinking was that seniors... Read More

Preventing Foodborne Illness

Mar 15, 2024 — The recent outbreak of food poisoning resulting from contaminated cheese has sickened 29 people and resulted in two deaths. Listeria bacteria is naturally found in soil and can be transferred easily wherever food is prepared. While most people who get infected with listeria experience mild, flu-like symptoms, or no symptoms at all. However, pregnant people... Read More

What Does It Mean to “Age Successfully”?

Mar 1, 2024 — Many studies show that ageism is a serious health problem, both in the U.S. and around the world. So today, there’s a big push to improve the way aging is portrayed. In place of the images of yesteryear—older adults walking into the sunset or sitting on a park bench—we often now see photos of seniors... Read More

Is It Still Safe to Drive?

Feb 15, 2024 — The ability to drive a motor vehicle can be an important part of independence and mobility for older adults. Driving gives us a sense of autonomy that we feel from the first time we are handed a license as a teenager. But not all of us will be able to drive safely for the rest... Read More