Health and Isolation in Seniors

Recovering from a health episode that ends in hospitalization can be challenging for the best of us, but for seniors who are socially isolated and struggling with loneliness, readjustment can be especially difficult.  Isolation and loneliness increases the odds that...

Holiday Festivities and Seniors

When we think about the holidays and the festivities, so much comes to mind: traditions and good food, thanksgiving turkey and trimmings, kids tearing through wrapping paper, tree lights and favorite movies, good times with good friends, and finding the perfect gift...

Bone Health for Seniors

  Our bones are alive and are living tissue. When we are young and growing, our bodies break down the old bone and replace it with new bone. Around age 30, our bone mass stops increasing and more bone breaks down than is being replaced. Our goal for bone health should...

Dealing with Grief

Grief can have a devastating impact on the immune systems of seniors, and may explain why many older spouses soon die after the loss of their loved ones. Studies show that one reason is that a type of white blood cell, the neutrophil, can be weakened. This white blood...

Communicating with Seniors

   Communication is a way humans interact and relate to each other.  As we grow older, the way we communicate may change and the strategies we use to communicate to seniors may need to change as well. Communication needs for seniors can sometimes change slowly and...

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