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We Need to Talk About Dementia

University of Michigan researchers have discovered a paradox when it comes to the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders: people overestimate their risk, yet they do little to lower their risk! The experts polled a group of people, each in their 50s and early 60s, asking their thoughts about dementia. The poll revealed that... Read More

In 2020, Senior Summer Safety Requires Extra Planning

Over the years, as public health and safety agencies have advised us to plan for disasters, “pandemic” was always on the list of possible emergencies, but seldom top of mind. That has certainly changed! But as we are working to keep ourselves and vulnerable older loved ones safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s important not... Read More

Physical Activity Remains Important as We Shelter in Place

Keeping active is an essential component to aging well, but many of us look for any excuse not to exercise. Some are using the current COVID-19 pandemic as one such excuse. “My gym is closed.” “I can’t go outside to run, walk or bike.” “My yoga class has been cancelled.” But staying active during this... Read More

Stay Connected with Loved Ones During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Staying connected to those we loved is an essential part of aging well. Numerous studies have shown that socialization helps ward off disease, improves our sense of well-being and even strengthens the brain. People who are more social get sick less and have healthier minds. But during these times, when we’re told to practice social... Read More

Bringing Your Loved Ones Home During the COVID-19 Crisis

This is a trying time for everyone in the greater Boston area, but especially for those of us with older relatives and loved ones who are at greater risk of complication from coronavirus. Amid general fear and uncertainty, families with older relatives also feel the burden of ensuring their safety. One big question you might... Read More

How Aging Life Care Professionals Offer Emergency Response During This Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented time in our lives and society. This experience is amplified among aging life care professionals because we serve a population that is particularly vulnerable to this disease. We are launching a new series to answer your most frequently asked questions related to care management for your aging or... Read More

How to Live Well with a Chronic Condition

  Chronic conditions – such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, arthritis and Alzheimer’s – are among the most common ailments affecting older Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), almost half of all adults live with a chronic disease or condition and one in four adults have two or more. The... Read More

Eating Well Helps You Age Well

  March is National Nutrition Month, a time to bring attention to what we eat and how it can affect how we age. According to the National Institutes of Health, even if you already have one or more chronic diseases, eating well may help you better manage conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol... Read More

Drawing a Picture Can Help You Remember Better

  Many of us have ways to remember things – for instance when meeting someone new and learning their name, we may think of a person with the same name and make an association with the new person. We may repeat the name over and over until we think it’s stuck in our brain. So... Read More

Six Ways You Can Create a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

  February is American Heart Month. This is the perfect opportunity to focus our attention on ways to promote and maintain our heart health. Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the world. And many of these deaths are preventable – at least 200,000 cardiac deaths in the United States could have been... Read More