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Diabetes can impact your brain, not just your blood

Wednesday, April 6 2016 5:23 PM
Categorized In Well-being
  The statistics are alarming. Twenty-five percent of people over age 60 have diabetes.   Many people think of diabetes as a disease that primarily affects the blood, but studies have shown that seniors with diabetes may experience greater cognitive impairment than their peers who do not have the disease.   During a severe episode of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, neurons and other brain cells may die, say researchers at the Unive… Read Article

Is caring for a loved one stressful? Try these 10 tips

Monday, March 28 2016 11:04 AM
Categorized In Well-being
A stroke. An accident. A debilitating disease.   There are many reasons why people become the primary caregivers for their loved ones.   And while becoming a caregiver is not a role that any of us hopes for, it’s a role that many have taken on. But that role can come with a lot of stress.   It is estimated that 43.5 million adults in the United States have provided unpaid care to an adult or a child in the past 12 months.   Of these inform… Read Article

15 Great Apps for Seniors

Monday, June 22 2015 3:31 PM
Categorized In Well-being
Seniors are more tech-savvy than ever, and app developers are catching on.       Here are 15 apps that could make life easier, more fun and maybe even healthier for you or the seniors in your life.   1.  Wunderlist for Android, iPhone and iPad (free) Grocery lists, to-do lists, cleaning lists, packing lists - say goodbye to sticky notes, and keep track of everything in this list app.  You can also share your lists with… Read Article

Macular degeneration and depression: Are you at risk?

Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:44 PM
Categorized In Well-being
Imagine if you could no longer read, drive or even recognize familiar faces.   For roughly 2 million older adults living with macular degeneration in the U.S., that is a reality, not an exercise in what if.   Moreover, according to a study from the Thomas Jefferson University, a healthcare research institution in Pennsylvania, about a quarter of those diagnosed with macular degeneration develop clinical depression as their vision worsens and life changes. &nbs… Read Article

Feel like you need to go all the time? You’re not alone

Wednesday, August 6 2014 4:42 PM
Categorized In Well-being
As we age, trips to the restroom can become more frequent.  When we are no longer able to make it to the restroom on time, accidental urinary or bowel leakage can lead to emotional, physical, social and economic stress for many people.   In fact, according to a recent government report, more than 50 percent of seniors living in the U.S. experience some form of incontinence. Older adults receiving home care services reported struggling with bladder and/or bowel co… Read Article

Yoga for what ails you

Thursday, July 31 2014 4:36 PM
Categorized In Well-being
Do you want to exercise more, lose weight or live a more stress-free life? Yoga might help with all three.   For some, the word “yoga” evokes images of people bending their bodies in strange positions. While some stretching is involved, the practice of yoga encompasses much more.   Yoga focuses on simple poses and breathing to promote physical strength, flexibility and mental peacefulness; it fits into the mind/body practices category of complementa… Read Article

Roll up your sleeve, please!

Friday, July 25 2014 4:34 PM
Categorized In Well-being
Have you made plans to get your annual influenza (flu) vaccine? Fall will be here before we know it, and that’s a good time to get the vaccine. It’s usually available in September through the winter months, but some providers are already setting up appointments to administer it. Flu is unpredictable, but the peak of the season is usually in January or February.   Here’s some common myths and facts that may influence your decision to get the vaccine. … Read Article

Tips to prevent skin cancer and enjoy the sun

Thursday, July 17 2014 3:10 PM
Categorized In Well-being
Most people like to get a little sun. Its warmth and light can relax us and boost our spirits. But the benefits come with a dangerous tradeoff: skin cancer.   Ninety percent of skin cancer diagnoses are caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays (UVR). Most of the skin damage we associate with aging—wrinkles, sagging, leathering and discoloration—is also  UVR-related. Just because you get some sun doesn’t mean you will develop these problems. Fo… Read Article