How Physical Therapy Can Help Prevent Falls

National Falls Prevention Awareness Week occurs in September (in fact, it’s purposefully timed to coincide with the first week of fall). This annual program helps raise awareness that each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. And falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries. Many falls... Read More

Your Legacy: A ‘Stamp on the Future’

The idea behind leaving a legacy is to leave a lasting footprint, be it tangible or intangible, that reminds future generations of your contributions, values, beliefs, and impact on the world. It’s about being remembered and having made a difference, whether on a small scale or large. There are plenty of well-known people who left... Read More

8 Tips for Caring for Someone With Parkinson’s

Caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease presents unique challenges, as the disease affects both motor and non-motor functions. Many people with Parkinson’s continue to live at home and work, with their life partner, a family member, or a friend providing day-to-day assistance. But as the disease progresses, symptoms can worsen or change. If you’re caring... Read More

What is Hospice Care? Common Questions Answered

Coming to terms with the realization that a loved one’s illness is serious enough that they need hospice care can be stressful, overwhelming, and emotionally challenging. Talking with family about end-of-life care can be even more difficult. Most people are unfamiliar with hospice care, are overwhelmed by the need, and have many questions and concerns.... Read More

5 Safety Tips for Using Recreational Marijuana

The use of recreational marijuana continues to evolve in the United States. Adult use of recreational marijuana is currently legal in Washington D.C. and 23 states, including Massachusetts. More people are accepting and have more positive attitudes regarding using marijuana, not only for medicinal purposes but also for recreational use.  This change has prompted more... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Eco-Friendly Burials

As we journey through life, we often make conscious choices to protect and sustain the environment around us. But have you ever paused to ponder the environmental impact of your final resting place? The truth is, conventional burial methods may leave more than just emotional imprints on our planet; they leave a physical one too.... Read More

Steps to Take After a New Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can be overwhelming, scary, and devastating. June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, during which the Alzheimer’s Association encourages all of us to learn about this disease, especially if we know someone who has it.   It’s crucial to remember that life doesn’t stop with the diagnosis. But it’s important... Read More

How to Protect Yourself Against Scams Targeting Seniors

If you’re a senior, you’ve probably received a scam call, been a scam victim, or know someone who has. Scams against seniors are on the rise. The Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that in 2021, there were over 92,000 older victims of fraud. Their total loss: $1.7 billion. That was a 74% increase in losses... Read More

How Aging Life Care Tackles the Myths of Aging

“Aging is an opportunity,” says LifeCare Advocates’ CEO, Kate Granigan (pictured at right). It’s probably safe to say that most people haven’t thought of aging in that way, but Kate has become a leader in the field. After more than 30 years of planning care for older adults and building a successful care management company,... Read More

What You Need to Know About Long-Term Care Insurance

When it comes to planning for aging well, the cost of long-term care is a big unknown. No matter how well you’ve planned financially for your senior years, the need for long-term care—at home or in a group setting—can devastate your retirement lifestyle and any legacy you hope to leave your family. That’s why many... Read More