Smiling African American woman walking with her senior father while visiting him at nursing home.

Moving a Loved One to Long-Term Care

September 15, 2023 — If your loved one is ready to move into a long-term care residence and has chosen their new home, the next step is to plan for the move. But downsizing a senior’s belongings and starting anew in a different place can feel like a daunting task. It can also be an emotional experience for both... Read More
Grandmother and grandson spending time together

The Importance of Grandparents in the Lives of Their Grandchildren

September 1, 2023 — The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is a special and unique bond that spans generations. It is a connection woven with shared stories, life experiences, and unconditional love. The influence of grandparents on their grandchildren and vice versa goes beyond mere family ties; it plays a crucial role in shaping character, values, and emotional well-being.... Read More
Blond Caucasian speech language pathologist laughs with a senior aged female aphasic patient during speech therapy session targeting visual comprehension skills. Patient realized she incorrectly matched objects to a field of three single written words.

How Speech Therapist Can Aid in Stroke Recovery

August 15, 2023 — More than one in three people who have a stroke have communication problems afterward. Imagine waking up to a world where you don’t understand what people are saying to you, or you can’t find the words to express yourself. These are the type of challenges faced by a third of all people who survive a... Read More
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UV Safety: What You Might Not Know

August 1, 2023 — When we think of being outdoors in the summertime, we often picture vivid blue skies and the pleasant feeling of sunshine on our skin. Feels great, doesn’t it? But, of course, that experience comes with a warning tag attached: ultraviolet (UV) radiation.   We all know the basics: Too much sun can lead to skin... Read More
Elderly senior couple arriving home. He is helping her climb slowly up their back porch steps.

Ensuring Home Stays Sweet As We Age

July 17, 2023 — For most people, “Home Sweet Home” is more than a cross-stitched motto, it’s a fundamental value that remains through life. A recent survey completed by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) found that 77% of those 50 or over prefer to remain in their homes as they age. Importantly, this preference has remained steady... Read More
MRI of head of elderly woman in hands of doctor standing in medical ward near senior patient with relative and nurse. Recovery after a stroke

BE FAST at the Signs of a Stroke

July 1, 2023 — Each year almost 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke and about two-thirds are strokes in individuals who have never had one before. That means about every 40 seconds or so, someone has a stroke. Although the risk of stroke increases with age, nearly 40% of those hospitalized are younger than 65.  ... Read More
A senior African-American couple relocating, moving to a new home. They are excited, unloading boxes from their car. They are in their 70s, downsizing in retirement.

Downsizing: Tips for Dealing With Your Stuff

June 15, 2023 — According to a survey by the US News and World Report, 93% of respondents want to “age in place,” or live independently in their current home as long as safely possible. After living in their homes for several decades, or perhaps raising children into adulthood, the homes of older adults may be full of artifacts... Read More
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8 Great Ways to Protect Your Brain

June 1, 2023 — “Wait, what did I come into the kitchen to get? Where are my car keys? Oh, I can’t believe I misplaced my glasses again!” When it comes to aging, memory loss is a common concern. We may wonder if it is a regular sign of getting older, or something to be concerned about. Fortunately, it’s... Read More
Caregiver with patient

Osteoporosis: Understanding Your Risk

May 16, 2023 — May is National Osteoporosis Month. Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become weakened and may break. But we can’t see our bones, so how can we tell if we might be at risk for this condition? We may want to consider various factors that contribute to the development of this condition. Here are... Read More
Old man with allergy symptoms sneezing into tissue. Senior suffering from hay fever coughing outside.

Asthma & Allergy Survival Tips for Older Adults

May 1, 2023 — May is asthma and allergy awareness month for a reason! For most people, thoughts of spring are blooming flowers, longer days, and sunshine. But for people with asthma and allergies, spring means itchy, watery eyes, uncontrollable sneezing, and difficulty breathing. Fortunately, having allergies and asthma doesn’t have to mean missing out on the fun of... Read More