Wordfind: A Trip to the Hospital

March 1, 2019 — Seniors are the group most likely to go to the hospital for an illness, injury or elective surgery. Will their treatment or procedure be successful? Some factors are out of our control, but there are many things we can do to improve the outcome. Give your brain a workout with this month’s puzzle, which contains... Read More

Aging & Caregiving In the News

March 1, 2019 — Information, updates, and interesting tidbits from across the country and around the world. In this issue: Seniors benefit from yoga and Pilates. Alzheimer’s caregivers are dealing with loneliness. To remember that museum trip, leave your camera behind. Seniors With Health Challenges Benefit from Yoga, Pilates Vigorous exercise is great for our health. But many seniors... Read More

Good Nutrition Helps Seniors Manage Chronic Health Conditions

March 1, 2019 — March is National Nutrition Month. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) offers information on healthy eating when a senior is living with a health challenge. For people with certain chronic conditions, proper nutrition is more than just a good idea. It’s an essential part of managing many health problems, such as: Diabetes Diabetes occurs when... Read More

Volunteer for Better Health

March 1, 2019 — The American Medical Association says volunteering offers so many health benefits that doctors should “prescribe” it — especially for seniors. Here are eight ways we help ourselves when we give our time and talents time to others.

“Mom’s in the Hospital—How Can I Help?”

March 1, 2019 — Today seniors make up 15 percent of the U.S. population—but nearly 40 percent of hospital patients. Yet, say geriatricians, few hospitals are designed with the need of seniors in mind! For one thing, a lot of germs can lurk in hospitals. University of Michigan experts say that 25 percent of hospitalized seniors may pick up... Read More