Let's face it, getting older has its challenges. As Bette Davis put it, "Growing old isn't for sissies." And while we can't stop the aging process, knowledge is the key to make our golden years truly golden. To help seniors and their families make the most of their time together, we have developed this aging resource center filled with guides, tips, and advice related to the aging process.
We all want to remain as independent as possible as we age, but for most there comes a time when a little help is needed. How can you know when that time comes. Often elderly parents will . . .
As we age, often the role of caretaker has changes and now you caring of your parents instead of the other way around. As your role expands, you my encounter some resistance. It is . . .
It’s never an easy task selecting someone to care for those you love, especially when you are entrusting this person with the care of one of your elderly parents or relatives. When choosing . . .
We all want to not only live longer, but also live better, staying healthy enough to continue doing the things we love. Inheriting good genes certainly helps, but research also suggests that how . . .
People of all ages struggle with resistance to healthy eating, and those battles only get worse as we get older. Think about all the reasons we “cheat” on our diets: healthy food is expensive . . .
Animals and humans have been companions for centuries. We love them for their unconditional love and companionship; they love us for the security and love (and treats!) we provide . . .
We all want to stay mentally sharp as we age and new research suggests working out is more beneficial than working on crossword puzzles. People who stay physically active in . . .
As we age, our homes can have hidden dangers in it that you might not be a concern in your younger years. It is important to address these common in-home dangers to help prevent injury.
There are many conversations that we enjoy having with our parents, however as time goes on and we all age, it becomes necessary to have less comfortable conversations, particularly . . .
Music therapy is used for people of all ages, but it is especially beneficial for elderly people suffering with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Patients with dementia are often described as . . .
Too often as we age, our memories and cognitive function is robbed from us. Over time, family and friends slowly become strangers while the tasks that once were simple, like managing and . . .
Come to find out, you can teach an old dog new tricks. In fact, the benefits of continued learning during the latter stages is life is overwhelming. Research by the Alzheimer’s Society indicates . . .
It was Eubie Blake, the great ragtime pianist and composer who said, "If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself." Fortunately, Blake continued to perform . . .
Seniors are often warned about the health risks caused by a high-fat diet. However, some of the latest research indicates that high sugar consumption can be equally as bad for . . .
Let’s face it, getting old isn’t easy and having conversations about the aging process can be difficult. It is often more comfortable to have conversations about your parents’ wishes about ...
If you have recently suffered a stroke, you are not alone. Nearly 800,000 people in the United States each year will have a stroke. The severity of the stroke and the area of the brain affected . . .
Stroke is preventable. It is estimated that up to 80% of all strokes could be prevented by making healthy lifestyle changes and working with your physician to control health conditions that . . .
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Each year, nearly 800,000 people will have a stroke. A stroke occurs when a blood clot prevents an artery from carrying blood . . .
One of the most surprising discoveries in recent years is that our brains can continue to grow even as we age. Known as neurogenesis or brain plasticity, it is now well established that the . . .
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