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When a Loved One Moves to a Long-Term Care Facility

— Though most seniors wish to stay at home for as long as possible, health challenges often mean that moving to a skilled nursing facility is the best choice. If you are helping a loved one with this process, maybe you spent a lot of time making the decision, and finding a place that is the... Read More

“Portion Distortion” Can Pack on the Pounds

— When tourists from other countries visit the U.S., they are often surprised by the size of portions in restaurants. In many countries, it is considered rude to ask for a “doggie bag.” That is partly a difference in custom, but it’s also because restaurants in our country tend to serve huge portions, more than a... Read More

Does Technology Widen Generational Gaps?

— Janet, founder of Elder Advisory Group, was asked to be part of the discussion involving technology and our older generations. Below is a copy and link to the article and segment from Houston Matters on NPR. Advancements in technology may come easily for digital natives like millennials and Generation Z, but are people in older... Read More

If a Loved One Has Dementia … And a Gun

— The gun debate continues to rage, and while there’s little common ground between Second Amendment adherents and gun control advocates, a May 2018 study by researchers from University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center reported, “Even in the highly politicized atmosphere surrounding gun ownership, about 89 percent of Americans support limiting firearm purchases and access to... Read More

What Does a Podiatrist Say About Flip-Flops?

— A casual summer staple, flip-flops are popular with men, women and kids – especially for outside activities. But before slipping on these warm weather favorites, be sure you know the appropriate way to wear this type of shoe, advises Dr. Edward Szabo, a podiatrist at Georgia Regents University. Dr. Szabo recommends the following guidelines to... Read More

Are Your Sunglasses Really Protecting Your Eyes?

— The bright summer sun sends many of us to the drugstore or a mall kiosk to buy a new pair of sunglasses. We might try on 20 pairs, checking ourselves in the mirror to see if they look great on us and make the right fashion statement. But when it comes to sunglasses, how we... Read More

Why Do People With Alzheimer’s Disease Wander?

— In the U.S. and around the world, the population is aging, and that means an increase in people who are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory loss. Geriatricians say that over half of these seniors are at risk of becoming lost. It seems that every week we come across a news article about a... Read More

Food Safety in the Great Outdoors

— Summer is here at last! Are you planning to go camping, fishing, hiking or boating? Or maybe an all-day picnic? We all want to be safe during outdoor adventures. Maybe we worry about bears, or pests such as mosquitoes and ants. We shouldn’t forget that some of the most dangerous outdoor critters are invisible—bacteria and... Read More

Protecting the Financial Well-Being of Older Adults

— June 15 is World Elder Abuse Prevention Day. Each year, senior advocacy groups from around the world take this opportunity to raise awareness of crimes against elders. The World Health Organization says that one in six older people experiences some kind of abuse. It might be physical or psychological—and increasingly, financial abuse of elders is... Read More

In May, We Celebrate Healthy Vision Month

— Each year, the National Eye Institute (NEI), one of the National Institutes of Health, celebrates Healthy Vision Month, a time to call attention to the importance of taking care of our eyesight. This year’s theme is “Make Vision a Focus,” emphasizing that while many Americans seek regular health and dental care, they may fail to... Read More