Archive for August, 2013

Fall Prevention 101

August 27, 2013 | Found In:  Caregiver Tips
Fall Prevention 101

A fall can result in very serious consequences, especially for seniors. Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls; unintentional falls are the leading cause of death by injury and the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions in this age group…


Doesn’t Have Facebook, Still Remembers Your Birthday
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Six Summer Safety Tips

August 21, 2013 | Found In:  Aging
Six Summer Safety Tips

While warmer temperatures are conducive to outdoor activities, they are also at the root of many health problems including heat stroke, dehydration and other heat-related illnesses (hyperthermia). Older adults are at an especially high risk for these conditions…


The Conversation: Talking to Your Parents About Care

August 13, 2013 | Found In:  Caregiver Tips
The Conversation: Talking to Your Parents About Care

Broaching the topic of potentially bringing on outside assistance with an aging parent or loved one can be an emotional and difficult process. Often, adult children feel guilty for not being able to fulfill the role of primary caregiver without help and aging parents…


Emotion Recognition Deficits and Caregiver Burden

August 9, 2013 | Found In:  Healthy Mind
Emotion Recognition Deficits and Caregiver Burden

For many families in which a loved one has some form of dementia, the effects of the degenerative disease on the person’s emotional knowledge can result in a great degree of stress. Indeed, impaired emotion recognition in dementia…


Five Fantastic Superfoods

August 7, 2013 | Found In:  , Healthy Body
Five Fantastic Superfoods

Maintaining a healthy diet is essential to supporting healthy mind and body, especially in older age. Here we share five whole foods with super-healing powers – from fighting cancer to reducing cholesterol –you can incorporate into your diet.


Preventing Caregiver Burnout

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Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Are you the primary caregiver for a loved one? There are an estimated 75 million adults in North America caring for an elderly, chronically ill or disabled family member.  A vast majority of these family caregivers are part of the “sandwich generation,”…


Reflections on Aging: An Artist’s Perspective

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Reflections on Aging: An Artist’s Perspective

Countless studies have shown that there is a marked decrease in the number of times that we look at ourselves in the mirror as we age. A friend aptly summarized the reasons for this decline at a recent lunch as she announced, “I have an idea…


Hal Lasko: The Pixel Painter

August 5, 2013 | Found In:  Be Inspired
Hal Lasko: The Pixel Painter

Fifteen years ago, Hal Lasko’s family introduced him to the world of computers. As a former graphic designer and typographer, his grandchildren figured he might enjoy playing around with Microsoft Paint as a hobby….