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A Positive Attitude Can Determine How Well You Age

  Many of us, when we face challenges in life, aren’t interested in people telling us to “look on the bright side” or to keep a positive attitude. We want to be acknowledged for our pain and suffering and validated for feeling sad, angry or lonely. When the challenges in life create hardship, it’s entirely... Read More

Are America’s Older Adults Taking Too Many Drugs?

  When we think of a drug problem in America, many think of illegal drugs, such as heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine crossing our borders and corrupting our youth. Or the opioid epidemic that claims thousands of lives each year in the United States. And both of these issues need to be addressed as part of... Read More

Summertime Provides Opportunities to Get and Stay Active

  Physical activity is one of the single most important things you can do for your health. And now that summer is here, there’s even more opportunity to get moving and stay active. Hiking, bicycling, swimming, kayaking, and just walking around the neighborhood all provide great exercise, which can keep you performing at your peak.... Read More

Natural Ways to Help Manage Chronic Pain

  America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. In the late 1990s doctors began prescribing opioids in greater and greater numbers, as they were very effective at managing pain and pharmaceutical companies assured doctors that their patients wouldn’t become addicted. Unfortunately, many did become addicted, which led to the current crisis. According to... Read More

Sleep Is an Essential Part of Healthy Aging

  The reason for sleep has been a mystery to researchers for millennia. For many of us, sleep may seem like wasted time. Think of all the things you could be doing, new adventures you could be having and places you could be exploring if your body didn’t get tired each day. But, as it... Read More

Are Memory Issues a Cause for Concern?

  Janet was walking her dog and ran into a neighbor. She started to say “hello” and then realized she couldn’t remember the woman’s name.   We’ve all experienced something similar to the example above. And as we grow older, these kind of episodes may become more common. As you age, you may find it... Read More

How People Living with Mobility Challenges Can Stay Fit

  May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. This is a good reminder that remaining physically active is essential to our overall health and well-being. But what if your ability to be active is limited due to a chronic health condition? What can you do to stay fit? The good news is that there... Read More

Managing Family Conflict over the Care of a Loved One

  When an older family member develops a disease or condition that requires some outside assistance to manage, the rest of the family – whether it’s grown children, grandchildren or even a spouse – may have some specific ideas on what’s best for the person involved. Emotions run high as everyone feels they are looking... Read More

Planning Ahead after a Diagnosis of Dementia

  April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day. It is meant to draw attention to the importance of planning ahead for your end-of-life care. This is particularly important if you or a loved one has received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s of other form of dementia. As there is no cure for Alzheimer’s or most other... Read More

Seven Ways You Can Improve Your Health Right Now

  Maintaining good health doesn’t have to be all hard work. Yes, exercise is important, which we discussed in our last blog post. So is eating healthfully (which we have also discussed). But there are things you could be doing right this minute that not only require little effort, they’re actually fun! Here’s just a... Read More