Should Driving Tests Be Mandatory on those over 70? This year my husband turns 68 and has agreed to take a driver competency test on the suggestion of our doctor. So I called around to driving schools and stopped in at the DMV and no one knew where he could take such a test. Do […]
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10 Year Twins Study Shows Leg Power Predicts Reduced Cognitive Decline
According to the CDC, cases of syphilis and chlamydia are on the rise in senior citizens in the U.S.A. Why? Seniors are living longer and healthier lives, they are more active in many ways. And along with a more active lifestyles, they have access to erectile dysfunction drugs. Syphilis cases have risen 52% and chlamydia […]
Most of us have the experience of hearing a tune from our past and having some memory rush into our consciousness… a dance we attended, a friend, a place.
How can you make a smaller space feel like home? A new book coming out by on January 5, 2015 by Marni Jamison documents how to sort through all the stuff in the family home and downsize into a much smaller home in Independent or Assisted Living Apartment or a Nursing home. Downsizing the Family […]
The Alzheimer’s Organization put together some recommendations to help family members adjust their activities to better help those with dementia and their caregivers during the holiday season. If Mom always hosted the family gatherings, but now is the main caregiver for Dad who has dementia, it is time for you to step up and do […]
Have you had your shingles vaccine yet? Researchers reported on December 15, 2015 that a study found that shingles isn’t just painful. It can cause death through heart attack and stroke. We have all heard of or known someone who got Shingles. It is a very painful illness that can do more than cause pain […]
The National Institute of Health sponsors research on complementary health practices used to maintain health or reduce symptoms of disease. Some examples of these research projects are aimed at practices that work or claim to work on conditions common among seniors. Brain NIH STATES “The Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory (GEM) study, a 6-year trial of […]
It is frightening enough to have your doctor tell you that your loved-one has dementia and it is most likely from Alzheimer’s disease. What is even more devastating are the next words that may come out of his or her mouth, “Fill this prescription and I’ll see you in six months.” Once the initial shock […]
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