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Improving Couples Communication When One Partner Has Dementia

— In time for Valentine’s Day, here’s an update on some important research. Today more than 35 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related condition. Many live at home, while others live in a memory care community or other supported living environment. No matter where a person with Alzheimer’s lives, they likely receive... Read More

As Memory Fades, Emotions Live On

— If you have a friend or loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease or a related condition, you might wonder whether the things you do with them have any benefit. “I took Mom out to lunch, and she doesn’t even remember,” sighed one daughter. But here’s some research that confirms what most caregivers sense: people with Alzheimer’s... Read More

Free Screening of The Age of Love in Houston

— Free Screening of The Age of Love Documentary – The Age of Love follows the humorous and poignant adventures of thirty seniors in Rochester, NY who sign up for a first-of-a-kind speed dating event exclusively for 70- to 90-year olds. From anxious anticipation through the dates that follow, it’s an unexpected tale of intrepid seniors... Read More

Help Seniors Break the Cycle of Poor Health and Loneliness

— Loneliness is a serious health problem for older adults. Studies over the past decade have found that feeling isolated can cause depression, raise our blood pressure, suppress our immune system, hasten the signs of Alzheimer’s disease, and increase the perception of pain. Lonely people are less likely to exercise or eat a nutritious diet. A... Read More

Get On Up! Avoiding the Harm of an Inactive Lifestyle

— Researchers from University of Copenhagen wanted to learn more about the effects of inactivity. In a recent study, they had a group of men wear a leg pad that caused them to be highly inactive for two weeks. The startling results: After only two weeks, young test subjects lost a third of their muscle strength,... Read More

Keeping Nursing Home Residents Social

— As we age, our ability to maintain social relationships may wane. Friends and loved ones pass away, health issues may isolate us, and physical limitations may make it difficult to go out and meet people. But socializing remains important. Not only does it help us feel connected and alive, but it also provides numerous health... Read More

School’s Back: Time for Senior Travel!

— Travel tips for seniors Senior travel means making the most of off-peak travel and accommodations.  Seniors have the flexibility of traveling when most families are back in school or have returned to the workday grind. Fall is a great time to travel to most places around the world. You’ll still likely have good weather without... Read More

Cool Exercise for Houston Seniors

— Exercise can be a challenge for older adults due to age-related issues such as joint pain, back problems or imbalance concerns.  However, we all know how important exercise is for our body and our minds.  And, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) notes that staying physically active can help prevent or delay many diseases and... Read More

Savor Senior Spirituality

— Recent studies have shown that aging adults can benefit from reflecting on transcendental thoughts such as beauty, the meaning of life, the things that connect us, our place in the world—in short, the quality that is often referred to as “spirituality” and senior spirituality is especially important. In most cultures, the elders of the community... Read More

Facebook Smile Upside Down? :(

— As more seniors use Facebook to connect, there’s a whole new way of interacting with friends and family.  Mobility challenges, retirement or the loss of spouse and friends may make it harder to be socially active and  social media can help supplement in-person social activity. Seniors are the fastest-growing group to use Facebook, and studies... Read More