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Which Foods Are Good for Brain Health?

Which Foods Are Good for Brain Health? A miracle brain power supplement? Superfood capsules? Herbal shakes with mysterious “cognitive health” enzymes? If you watch TV or go on the internet or read magazines, you are likely bombarded with commercials for products claiming to protect the memory and stave off dementia, even to “boost brain power.”… Read More

A Pack of Reasons to Stop Smoking

A Pack of Reasons to Stop Smoking Older Americans grew up in an era when smoking was portrayed as glamorous and sophisticated. Look through a stack of old magazines from the 50s and 60s and you are likely to find glossy full-page advertisements featuring doctors and nurses lighting up while they speak approvingly about the… Read More

Understanding End-of-Life Setting Options

Understanding End-of-Life Setting Options If you could choose where you wanted to spend your final days, where would that be? Whatever the preference or circumstances of someone who is nearing the end of their life, understanding the care setting options is key to creating a plan that helps ensure the greatest comfort for the individual… Read More

10 Tips for Senior Cyclists

10 Tips for Senior Cyclists A few weeks ago, President Biden made the headlines when he took a spill while riding his bike with the First Lady near his Delaware home. Of course, news pundits quickly started a debate about whether it is safe for seniors to cycle. Their questions might be answered if they… Read More

Safe Airline Travel for Older Adults

Safe Airline Travel for Older Adults During the pandemic, a large majority of older adults canceled their travel plans. But, reports the AARP, many are planning to get back on the road—or in the air—during the summer of 2022. Having skipped vacations during the first two years of the pandemic, they’re ready to travel for… Read More

Fourth of July Safety Precautions From Medical Experts

Fourth of July Safety Precautions From Medical Experts In 2020 and 2021, many communities cut back or cancelled their Independence Day celebrations. Public safety experts reported that in the absence of traditional public fireworks displays, more people decided to put on their own amateur shows—and this resulted in an increase in injuries. According to the… Read More

If a Relative Has Alzheimer’s Disease, Am I at Risk?

If a Relative Has Alzheimer’s Disease, Am I at Risk? Today nearly six million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and more than 16 million others are providing care for them. Most often, these caregivers are close relatives, and they often express concern about whether they, too, will experience memory loss as… Read More

Spending Time in Nature Provides a Health Boost for Older Adults

Spending Time in Nature Provides a Health Boost for Older Adults During the pandemic, many people quarantined in their homes and didn’t go out as much. On the other hand, public health experts told us that socializing outdoors was much safer than inside. Events from weddings to family nursing home visits to church services migrated… Read More

Telehealth Tips for Older Adults

Telehealth Tips for Older Adults The benefits of telehealth Even before the pandemic, the use of telehealth was growing—popular mostly among younger patients. But by the end of 2020, many seniors also had warmed up to telehealth, seeing their doctors online from the comfort and safety of their own home or senior living community. Studies… Read More

Controlling High Blood Pressure Is Good for the Brain

Controlling High Blood Pressure Is Good for the Brain During May, we have been celebrating National High Blood Pressure Education Month. Here is an important reason to learn more about hypertension. Why do older adults experience memory and thinking problems? For years, the assumption was that most dementia was caused by Alzheimer’s disease. But more… Read More