By Bill Lowe 2020 has been a year of firsts. We’re fast approaching another first — a presidential election during a global pandemic. Many people I speak with are wondering […]
Effective communication between you, the person in your care and medical care providers is extremely important.
We all know there are important health benefits of exercise, especially as we get older. But paying for a gym membership, or even living in close proximity to a gym, […]
We all need to eat, but it’s not always easy to prepare healthy meals. Grocery shopping takes time, and it’s not always convenient or easy to find fresh, healthy ingredients. […]
Did you make any New Year’s resolutions for 2017? It seems like every year, people set goals at the beginning of the year, only to put them aside just a […]
This election year is arguably one of the most talked about in our nation’s history, with many issues directly affecting older adults. With the 24-hour news cycle and lively op-eds […]
It’s something no one wants to see happen — abuse of their older loved one. Yet millions of older adults face abuse every year from family members, friends or trusted […]
The majority of us will need long-term care at some point or will need to help arrange it for a family member, but it can be difficult to determine which of […]
Do you view aging as a spiritual journey as well as a physical one? Spirituality can help older individuals approach aging in a meaningful, positive way.
Caring for someone who has had a stroke is a challenge. The new responsibilities can be both physically and mentally exhausting. Here are some tips to help make life easier […]
Traveling with your loved ones is one of the most special ways to spend time together. Certain aspects of traveling with older adults, including flying, can present unique challenges in […]
We don’t get to choose when or how those difficult situations enter our lives. But we can choose how to respond.
Celebrate who you are, and make no apologies. It turns out that Shakespeare’s advice was right on target.
What exactly is inversion therapy? Basically, it is hanging upside or lying on a table that tilts to different degrees of upside-down-ness.
Kicking the habit can save you from various types of cancer, lung disease, heart attacks and strokes. The actual act of quitting takes a great deal of time, patience and willpower.
Learning how to care for yourself after a fall can help you avoid making an injury worse.
Recently, I took a course that focused on life writing and was surprised by the therapeutic benefits it offered. For me, life writing felt a lot like journaling, and I found it to be exceptionally reflective.
The idea of naps got me searching for any positive health benefits or evidence to help me justify inserting naps in my weekly schedule. I found some interesting information.
Elder Care Helper offers these five key steps to help you plan a safe and appropriate transition from hospital to home or rehabilitation center.
I almost paid $95 to obtain software that would allow me to work from home and essentially double my income. I trusted my mother and her source, and then I trusted the MSNBC website, but they all turned out to be bogus.
Each week, I applaud my grandmother for attending a local exercise class. Though the social aspect is the draw, the benefit is a healthier self. Recently, I was given the chance to observe the class and interview her instructor Al Schmidt, an entertaining man with a passion for staying fit.
Recent scientific discoveries have uncovered a host of peculiar habits that are now deemed good for your health. Behaviors such as surfing the web, chewing gum, or simply looking through old photos have been proven to improve some aspects of your health.
Nurse Kathy Juran has been in the orthopedic world for over thirty years as a confident and skilled caretaker. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with her and […]
A recent survey released by AARP finds that 90% of grandparents believe they play an important role in their grandchildren’s lives. Based on this survey’s results, it appears their assumptions might be right on target.
In the 1940s, the radio-play (now seemingly forgotten) was a common pastime in America. Many of our greatest fantasies, fears, and struggles were broadcast 24 hours-a-day directly into our homes. We closed our eyes, soaked up the words of our favorite heroes and villains, and shared their journeys with our families and friends.