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Smart Substitutes for Healthier Holidays

Nov 1, 2023 — The holidays are a fun time when we gather with friends and loved ones and celebrate time-honored traditions. We break bread and clink glasses in celebration of the season, the things for which we are grateful, and the company of our favorite people. Many of these traditions include our favorite foods, homemade from recipes that... Read More

Lewy Body Dementia Awareness Month

Oct 15, 2023 — Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a degenerative disease caused by abnormal protein deposits in the brain. These deposits, called Lewy bodies, cause changes in brain chemicals that can affect thinking, movement, behavior, and emotions. Although LBD it is not as well-known as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease, it is not a rare disorder. It affects... Read More

Coping with Seasonal Depression

Oct 1, 2023 — The weather is beginning to change. Leaves are falling and pumpkin spice season is just around the corner. Fall is in the air! Many people enjoy the changing of the seasons as summer ends. But for others, the impending season change brings about emotional changes. Some seasonal changes are normal for humans living away from... Read More

Laugh It Up! Humor is Good for Your Health.

Sep 15, 2023 — It’s no joke! Humor promotes healthy aging! Up until recently, little research was done about humor. Few people took the subject seriously, or paid much scholarly attention to this part of the human experience. But now, researchers from various disciplines are analyzing the workings of humor in the human brain—and demonstrating that the purpose humor... Read More

Multigenerational Fire Safety

Sep 1, 2023 — September 10 is Grandparents Day, a great time to think about keeping grandparents—and their grandchildren—safe at home. In the U.S. today, multigenerational living is on the rise, due to the higher cost of housing, student loans, and the more challenging career path faced by younger adults today. Money isn’t the only driver; many families enjoy... Read More

Pet Care Tips for Older Adults

Aug 15, 2023 — A February 2022 study from the University of Florida showed that when it comes to your memory health, your dog is indeed a very good boy! For that matter, your feline friends and even fish and turtles provide a brain boost. Sociology doctoral candidate Jennifer Applebaum led the study of 1,300 seniors, which found that... Read More

Support Your Feet in Summer

Aug 1, 2023 — What makes you think of summer? Warm weather, beaches, vacations and a lightweight wardrobe all give off summer vibes. We pack away our coats, trade heavy pants for shorts, and let our feet be free in sandals or flip flops. While flip flops seem like the quintessential summer shoe, that doesn’t mean they are the... Read More

Know Your Medication Myths

Jul 14, 2023 — 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

Tips for Selecting Sunscreen

Jul 3, 2023 — Summer is in full swing! Maybe you’ve ventured into the great outdoors, only to suffer your first sunburn of the season. If you forgot your sunscreen, you are among the majority of Americans who don’t use sunscreen properly—or at all. The American Medical Association and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) report that few people... Read More

Keeping Seniors Cool in Summer Heat

Jun 16, 2023 — According the National Weather Service, heat is one of the leading causes of weather-related death in the United States, causing hundreds of fatalities each year. Older adults are even more susceptible to the dangers of heat, as they are less likely to sense and respond to changes in temperature. Additionally, as we grow older, our... Read More