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To Create Memories, Put Down Your Camera and Pick up a Pen!

Oct 15, 2021 — These days, more and more people have a smartphone—and most of those phones come equipped with a camera. It’s become our impulse to whip out our phone or digital camera to take a photo of anything interesting we see. But a number of experts say that relying on our devices to do all the remembering... Read More

October Is National Depression Awareness Month

Oct 1, 2021 — Each year during this month, experts call attention to the serious impact depression has on health and well-being. In 2021, this is more of an issue than ever! According to University of Arkansas research, “The COVID-19 pandemic has led to higher levels of depression, anxiety, suicidal tendencies, and psychological trauma.” Depression can result from a... Read More

Your Medications: True or False?

Sep 15, 2021 — Prescription and nonprescription drugs help seniors manage a variety of health conditions. They preserve both life and quality of life. Of course, they only work if we take them properly. How much do you know about your medications? True or False? If my doctor prescribes a drug, and then I start to feel better, it’s... Read More

Communication With a Loved One Who Is Living With Alzheimer’s Disease

Aug 15, 2021 — June Is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. This is a time that we focus on the 50 million people who are living with Alzheimer’s disease—and also on the many millions of family members and friends who are supporting their well-being. Family caregiving is hard work, especially when a loved one is living with memory loss.... Read More

Talking About Walking

Jul 15, 2021 — For years, doctors have emphasized that walking is a perfect type of exercise for older adults. A good exercise program includes aerobic, muscle strengthening, and balance activities. Walking is a great way to get all three, and here are some studies to help us make our walking workout even better: Pick up the pace, and... Read More

Prediabetes Is a Wake-Up Call

Jul 1, 2021 — As experts studied the risk factors for serious illness stemming from COVID-19, they found that certain underlying health conditions make it more likely that a patient will have serious complications. Diabetes is one of those conditions. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) explained that while having diabetes doesn’t raise a person’s risk of being infected with... Read More

Things to Talk About During Your Father’s Day Call

Jun 1, 2021 — Looking for a great topic of conversation for your Father’s Day call? June is Men’s Health Month, and there’s a lot to discuss! As the pandemic is slowly winding down, many of us are taking assessment of our health. Older loved ones may have been sheltering in place for months, and they may have been... Read More

Immunize Older Adults Against Fraud With a Dose of Information

Feb 1, 2021 — Con artists often take advantage of events in the news as they create bogus schemes to part us from our money. And what has been a bigger news story than the COVID-19 pandemic?  Scammers have been busy. They’ve been selling phony preventative and treatment cures, masks with impossible powers, and useless disinfection devices. As soon... Read More

Census 2020: Have You Been Counted?

Jul 7, 2020 — So many events have been affected by this year’s coronavirus outbreak. The 2020 election will be more complicated, the 2020 Olympic Games were postponed for a year, and countless planned events were canceled. The 2020 Census has also been impacted by the pandemic. Some of the dates have been extended, with the U.S. Census Bureau... Read More

Family Caregiver Concerns During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 1, 2020 — Now that most of us have been practicing social distancing for over a month, it’s becoming apparent that our experience depends in part on our life circumstances. People who still must work around others — healthcare workers, grocery workers, mail carriers, bus drivers — are all heroes, and let’s not forget to honor and thank... Read More