Resilience Despite Illness and Injury

We all know it. Compared to younger people, aging bodies don't bounce back quite as quickly. A small bone fracture in our twenties might have barely had an impact on our lives. Yet add forty or fifty years to our age, and it could leave us hobbling around on crutches for many weeks, or worse. While aging, it sometimes seems like it's just one health problem after another. This can [...]

By |2020-07-23T12:30:47-07:00August 13th, 2020|Aging Issues, Exercise, Health, Inspiration|0 Comments

Studying Aging in a New Way

The external signs of aging are all pretty familiar to us. Graying hair, more wrinkles, and problems with memory are all common parts of the aging process. However, what exactly happens to the brain as we age is still very unknown. Experts have theories surrounding neurological diseases. But at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, they have developed a new way of imaging the brain and its complexities. Scientists are calling [...]

By |2020-07-23T12:38:54-07:00August 6th, 2020|Aging, Brian Health, Medical, Science, Technology|0 Comments

Health Concerns of Coronavirus Isolation for Seniors

Staying home during the coronavirus pandemic is not easy for most of us. We have our normal routines, whether it's work, school, or other hobbies. When all that comes to a sudden halt, we can feel confused and frustrated. One especially affected population is seniors in care facilities. Most have been closed off from outside visitors for months now. Some are stuck in their room, with three meals a day [...]

By |2020-07-23T13:20:54-07:00August 3rd, 2020|Assisted Living, Health, Pandemic, seniors|0 Comments

Wisdom from Seniors on Living a Good Life

It's hard to see any positive aspects with some things in life. Maybe we're sick of sitting in daily traffic. Or perhaps we are overwhelmed by family obligations. However, usually as we age, we gain a new perspective on life. We gain wisdom and insights that we lacked in our earlier years. This wisdom is often far undervalued by younger generations. The wealth of knowledge and advice seniors can share [...]

By |2020-07-23T08:17:18-07:00July 30th, 2020|Aging, Inspiration, seniors|0 Comments

Balancing Working From Home and Elder Care

Throughout this pandemic, many of us have been working from home. It's so common these days to hear of the challenges that working parents have with their kids continuing school remotely. However, it's far less common to be aware of the difficulties that working caregivers experience. With the fear of exposing aging parents to the virus, many have stopped allowing professional help into the home. This increases the stress and [...]

By |2020-07-23T12:15:51-07:00July 27th, 2020|Caregiving, Elder Care, Family, Pandemic|0 Comments

Helping Seniors During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus can be deadly to anyone who catches it. However, it is especially dangerous for seniors. About eight of every ten deaths from this virus have been in people ages 65 and over. Normal weakening of the immune system and preexisting conditions both complicate matters for seniors. According to experts, the best thing seniors can do currently is to self-isolate and practice social distancing. However, we can't just ignore [...]

By |2020-07-23T07:09:21-07:00July 23rd, 2020|Giving back, Pandemic, seniors|0 Comments

Hitting the Ski Slopes at 100 Years Old

According to Klaus Obermeyer, skiing is easier than walking. Not many people are in good enough physical shape to say that. Let alone Klaus, who has just reached the age of 100. After World War II, he moved to the United States to look for work as an aeronautical engineer. Unfortunately, he soon realized that industry was not thriving after the war. However, the newly found downhill skiing industry was. [...]

By |2020-02-21T11:24:27-07:00March 12th, 2020|Exercise, Health, Inspiration, seniors|0 Comments

Rethinking Aging Issues in America

In the year 2031, the oldest baby boomers will turn 85. Consequently, this means their risk for aging issues like dementia, serious disability, and long-term dependency will increase exponentially. At the same time, the American Medical Association has reported an increased death rate in the 25 to 64 year age range. All these statistic put together have an important impact on the future of aging America. It means there will [...]

Meditation for Cognitive Function: Can it Help?

These days, there are a growing number of websites and self-help books explaining the many benefits of meditation. Often, they describe benefits such as increased awareness, lowered stress, and improved mood. Meditation has even been proven to help with various medical conditions. However, there is still some debate as far as meditation for cognitive function. Can it help? Scientists are unsure whether a regular meditation practice can improve the normal [...]

By |2020-07-23T12:18:44-07:00March 5th, 2020|Aging Issues, Brian Health, Science, seniors|0 Comments

“GPS Shoes” Aim to Help Dementia Patients

Dementia diagnoses have increased exponentially in the recent years. This leaves so many families worrying about their loved one's safety and well-being. One major concern among families affected by dementia is that their loved one will become disoriented or even lost while out and about. Due to this common fear, a Japanese company proposed a novel solution. They invented "GPS shoes" that are able to track the wearer's location. While [...]

By |2020-02-21T11:03:01-07:00March 2nd, 2020|Dementia, home safety, Technology|0 Comments
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