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Checking in with LGBTQ Elders

Checking in with LGBTQ Elders Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is celebrated every June, to honor the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a key turning point in the Gay Liberation movement. According to Pew Research, positive attitudes toward LGBTQ people are at the highest level in history and increasing. Also… Read More

Resolve to Exercise More

The end of the calendar year has many of thinking about the year ahead and the changes we’d like to implement for our physical and mental health. One excellent resolution that many people can use to improve their health is a goal to get more exercise! Numerous research studies have established that regular physical activity… Read More

How to Cope with the End of Daylight Saving Time

It’s a fall ritual that follows Halloween every year. On the first Sunday of November we “fall back” into standard time by setting our clocks back one hour. This gives us back the hour of sleep we lost in the spring when we “sprang forward” to preserve evening sunshine. An extra hour of sleep—sounds great,… Read More

Mental Health Matters

On a recent episode of “Archetypes” podcast, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, wife to Prince Harry, former actor, and mother of two, deconstructs the label of “crazy.” Meghan, who has been open with her struggles since marrying into the British royal family, talks about seeking help after the lowest point in her life when, at… Read More

Caring for Someone Who Hoards

Lots of us have collections. Maybe you bring home a new refrigerator magnet from every vacation destination you visit. Perhaps you love jewelry and have a statement necklace for every occasion. Maybe rare baseball cards are carefully stored and organized in a box in your basement. But compulsive hoarding is different from an out-of-control collection… Read More

Meditation for Health: 7 Scientific Takeaways

What do the Beatles, Oprah, and Stephen Curry all have in common? Meditation. All found meditation beneficial and helped make it mainstream. Today, meditation is popular, with over 14% of Americans practicing some type of meditation. In 2017, more than 5% of children aged 4 to 17 years were participating in mediation, with some schools… Read More

Does the Woodstock Generation Have a Drug Problem?

Does the Woodstock Generation Have a Drug Problem? Timothy Leary’s “turn on, tune in, drop out” … hippies passing around a joint at a music festival … rock bands taking drug-fueled “trips.” That’s the stereotype of the baby boomers, and several studies from 2022 suggest that many members of the generation—people born from 1946 to… Read More

Could My Loved One Have a Gambling Disorder?

Could My Loved One Have a Gambling Disorder? March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Sponsored by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), this recognition week seeks to educate the public about gambling addiction, and help that is available. Problem gambling—also referred to as gambling disorders or gambling addiction—happen when a person becomes obsessed with… Read More

A Great Valentine’s Day Gift: Better Health

A Great Valentine’s Day Gift: Better Health During February, we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Gerontologists report that during the pandemic, older couples have been providing a great deal of support for each other’s well-being. At any time, the health of couples can be closely intertwined. For example, the American Heart Association reports that couples often share… Read More

Self-Neglect Is an Underreported Type of Elder Abuse

Self-Neglect Is an Underreported Type of Elder Abuse During a visit to their hometown, Dan and Amy visited their great-aunt. Aunt Becky was glad to see them, but they were worried at what they saw in her home. Her usually spotless house was dirty and unkempt. Though she’d always taken pride in her wardrobe, her… Read More