Deciding to move a parent or loved one into an assisted living community can be emotionally wrenching, especially if a parent resists the idea. You may feel guilt about not being able to provide the care your loved one needs. Or that you’re asking too much of an aging parent… read more
Month: February 2022
7 Benefits of Staying Physically and Socially Active as You Age
Americans are living longer than their grandparents, but not necessarily in better health. Many older adults have multiple chronic conditions, such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis or cancer. While advances in medicines are making it easier for seniors to manage common chronic conditions, there are many things you… read more
The Mediterranean diet: A healthy way to eat for seniors
You may wonder how Mediterranean dishes such as lasagna, spaghetti, kebabs and spanakopita can be good for your health. Eaten in moderation and prepared in the traditional way, they can be part of a healthy diet. What’s not healthy is eating too much of a good thing. It’s one reason… read more
Is It Alzheimer’s or Normal Memory Loss?
Ever walked into a room and forgot why you went there? Or met a friend, recognized their face, but couldn’t summon their name? It’s embarrassing, but probably nothing to worry about. These types of memory lapses are common among older adults. Experts agree that occasional senior moments are perfectly normal.… read more