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It’s Never Too Late to Learn Something New

— Not so long ago, scientists thought we were born with all the brain cells we would ever have. But using modern brain imagery, neurologists now tell us that the brain can continue to grow new cells, even in our later years. This process, called neurogenesis, protects our memory. We can promote neurogenesis by eating and... Read More

Vacationing With Your Senior Loved One

— Last year at this time, few people were even considering hitting the road for a vacation. Even at the beginning of Summer 2021, there was some hesitation. But reports are that many people in the U.S. now are seeking to make up for lost time. Many flights are full again, and other people are hitting... Read More

I Got My Vaccine! What Can I Do Now?

— The new vaccines to prevent COVID-19 are a real game changer! With more than three million doses being administered each day, we’re making progress toward achieving the estimated 70 – 90% of people who need to be immune before the pandemic is truly turned around. People who have been vaccinated may have a lot of... Read More

Your Spring Diet 2021: More Challenging, But More Important, Than Ever

— A year into the pandemic, are you struggling with the notorious “quarantine 15”? A lot of older adults report that they are carrying around some extra pounds these days. It’s not surprising, as many of us are stuck at home, unable to access many of our usual exercise activities, and perhaps turning to food for... Read More

Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day—In Moderation

— This year, our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will likely look quite different. We won’t be crowding into pubs for a corned beef dinner—more likely, it will be a home-cooked affair, or maybe takeout. Perhaps some clever folks will festoon their leprechaun decorations with facemasks, which makes sense: staying safe isn’t just a matter of luck!... Read More

Rehabilitation for Our Most Important Muscle

— February is American Heart Month. This is a great time to learn about cardiac rehabilitation, an important healthcare resource for people who have heart problems. It includes exercise, education on heart-healthy living, and counseling to reduce stress and help patients return to an active life. Patients receive personalized, comprehensive care from a team of experienced... Read More

Did You Resolve to Cut Down on Sugar?

— Our New Year’s resolutions often include weight loss and healthy eating—and reducing our sugar intake can help us meet both of those worthy goals. USDA guidelines recommend that we take in less than 10% of our daily calories from sugar. For older adults, consuming too much sugar increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension,... Read More

Study Examines Older Adult Loneliness During the Pandemic

— It looks as if there is good news on the horizon as research teams forge full speed ahead to develop and distribute a vaccine to control the spread of the coronavirus. But it will be some time before the pandemic is over, and meanwhile, experts are focusing on the situation among older adults. Seniors are... Read More

Making the Retirement Decision

— September 20 – 26, 2020 is National Employ Older Workers Week. Each year, this recognition event calls attention to the value of seniors in the workplace. Though older workers still may face age discrimination on the job or when seeking employment, today more employers are realizing how valuable these seasoned employees are, bringing their experience... Read More

Navigating Parent/Grandparent Conflicts

— Shortly after her son and daughter-in-law began telecommuting from home during the pandemic, Nina moved in from across the country to help care for her three young grandchildren. “You’re a lifesaver, Mom,” the couple says as Nina shepherds the kids through their online classes and keeps them occupied while the parents have telemeetings. But there... Read More
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