Jan 16

Embracing the Positives of Aging

JUDITH GRAHAM Kaiser Health News What can be done about negative stereotypes that portray older adults as out-of-touch, useless, feeble, incompetent, pitiful and irrelevant? From late-night TV comedy shows, where supposedly clueless older people are the butt of jokes, to ads for anti-aging creams equating youth with beauty and wrinkles with decay, harsh and unflattering […]

Jan 16

5 Natural Things You Can Do to Look More Youthful

Going under the knife isn’t the only way to age gracefully. Here are some steps to incorporate into your daily routine to help keep your body looking and feeling sharp. 1. Practice good posture: Slouching can cause headaches, tension and a slew of other health problems. Hold your head up, roll your shoulders back and […]

Sep 26

A Playbook for Managing Problems in the Last Chapter of Your Life

Story by JUDITH GRAHAM At least once a day, Dr. Lee Ann Lindquist gets an urgent phone call. “Mom fell and is in the hospital,” a concerned son might report. “Dad got lost with the car, and we need to stop him from driving,” a distraught daughter may explain. “We don’t know what to do.” […]

Dec 22

Aging with Dementia: Housing Considerations

By: JENNIFER CROWLEY, RN CLCP MSCC Long-term care planning can be challenging but is one of the most important tasks to be completed for anyone living with Dementia.  One step required when planning for long-term care includes a review of housing options. Statistically, most Americans have a strong desire to remain in their own home […]