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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Happy New Year, Is it Time for New Year’s Goals?

Happy New Year everyone. Tomorrow we will enter the year 2017. Does that mean it is also time for new year’s resolutions? Some people feel that they are meaningful goals while others believe they are just promises that are meant to be broken. Continue reading

The Importance of Setting Goals – At Any Age

When we think of goals we generally think of those that we set when we are young and trying to build our lives, families and careers. However, goals are important as we age as well; they can improve quality of life and personal health as well. Continue reading

Going Back in Time to Help Those with Alzheimer’s and Other Forms of Dementia

Can you imagine a place where people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia could be taken back in time and comforted by the sights, sounds, and experiences of their younger years, all within the safety of a medically staffed location? Continue reading

How to Prepare for the Long Winter and Avoid Depression During Dark Days

When thinking about how to survive the long dark days of winter, perhaps the best place to go for advice is Norway. Tromso, Norway is located more than 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle and there the sun doesn’t rise at all between November and January, a period called the “Polar Nights.” Continue reading

Four Signs Your Aging Loved One May Be Malnourished

Malnourishment is defined as a lack of sufficient nutrients in the body. Older adults become malnourished when they don’t absorb the nutrients necessary for their body at a specific age, not necessarily because they aren’t eating. Continue reading

5 Ways to Prevent Falls Inside and Outside the Home

Every year one in three older Americans fall. According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+, resulting in hip fractures, broken bones, head injuries and fear. Continue reading

A Tasty Gluten-Free Christmas Recipe

Christmas is the time for special foods and many of them involve flour; cookies, cakes, and sweet rolls. If someone in your family has a gluten free it is much easier to bake for them now then it was just five years ago. Now there are many gluten-free products on the market and most grocery stores carry gluten free flours, cookie, cake and muffin mixes. These products mean that you can still bake your family’s traditional favorite foods. Continue reading

A Delicious Hanukkah Recipe That is Heart Healthy

Food is front and center at any Hanukkah celebration; potato latkes, brisket and noodle kugel are some of the most common favorites. Every family has traditional recipes that they have cooked for years. Continue reading

Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss and Audiologists

You may know that your loved one has suffered hearing loss before he or she is willing to admit it. You see the signs every day – your loved one believes people are mumbling when they speak, the television is always garbled and they repeatedly ask you to repeat yourself. Continue reading

3 Ways to Help Homebound Seniors Keep Holiday Traditions

Aging and the holidays often work at cross purposes. Frailty and illness can prevent seniors from shopping or going to holiday services despite their desire to do so. Being housebound can lead to anxiety and depression at any time of the year but those feelings can be exacerbated during the holidays. Continue reading