Exercise Is a Critical Component in Aging Well

  People engaged in the science and art of aging well are beginning to look more closely at extending a person’s health span in addition to their life span. It’s no longer enough to extend one’s life – it’s about extending the quality of life. The famous centenarian George Burns once quipped, “If I knew... Read More

The Current State of Alzheimer’s Caregivers

  The Alzheimer’s Association’s 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report reveals that more than 16 million Americans are providing unpaid care for people living with dementia. Last year, these caregivers provided more than 18 billion hours of unpaid care for their loved ones, valued at more than $232 billion. To put that number in perspective,... Read More

Meditation and Yoga Can Help You Age Well

  The ancient healing arts of meditation and yoga have been around for millennia. Yoga began in India as a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices. Meditation also has its roots in spirituality, as it was practiced by many eastern religions. Today, yoga and meditation have gone “mainstream” as both are used as a... Read More

How Technology Is Helping Seniors Live Better Lives

  Although seniors may be slower than their younger counterparts to adopt new technologies, they may benefit more from technology than any other age group. According to Pew Research, two-thirds of adults age 65 and older use the internet, which, in addition to the usual benefits, helps many seniors stay connected to family and friends,... Read More

Welcome, Winter! How to Make the Most of the Season.

  Tomorrow marks the winter solstice, or the first day of winter. And while the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts a milder winter than normal for the greater Boston area, last month’s Nor’easter demonstrated that Mother Nature is highly unpredictable. There will almost certainly be days of bitter cold, along with snow and ice, which... Read More

Creating a Happy Holiday Season for Your Loved One Living with Dementia

  Holidays typically mean getting together with family and friends and spending time with those we love. If you’re caring for someone living with dementia this holiday season, you may be thinking about reducing your participation in social activities, either because you feel overwhelmed or you aren’t sure how your loved one would deal with... Read More

How Caregivers Can Take Care of Themselves

  November is National Family Caregivers Month. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, there are approximately 34 million people who provide unpaid care to someone age 50 or older. The most common assistance takes the form of grocery shopping, food preparation, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, and medication administration as well as personal care such as dressing,... Read More

How You Can Help a Loved One Living with Depression

  October is Depression Awareness month. Unfortunately, depression in the elderly is frequently undiagnosed, often because the person suffering from the disease doesn’t discuss it, seeing it as a sign of weakness. Symptoms of depression – exhaustion, lethargy, isolation and loss of interest in daily activities – can be signs of other medical conditions, such... Read More