How You Age Matters

AGING WELLPart 1 –“Age vs Aging”–HOW YOU AGE MATTERS“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” George Burns, American Comedian Your chronologic age is just a number—should it matter?  Mark Twain said “age is an...

Roll Up Your Sleeve– Get the New Shingles Vaccine

Shingrix–The New Shingles Vaccine The Food and Drug Administration and an advisory committee of the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention approved a new shingles vaccine in October 2017. Why is it important to prevent shingles? What was wrong with the old...

What Is An Aging Life Care Manager?

If you’ve never heard of an Aging Life Care Manager or a Geriatric Care Manager (as we in the profession were formerly called), don’t feel bad; you are not alone! But, if you are a baby boomer (like me) and facing challenging situations with your aging...

Can Brain Games Help Your Memory and Brain Function?

Luminosity, Brain Games………do these sound familiar? Many companies are catering to the baby boom generation that is starting to show concern about their memory and brain function. Sometimes when I talk to families, they express concern that their loved one has little...

Aging is Not a Four Letter Word

Aging. Our society views this as a four letter word. Since the industrial revolution, older adults have been stereotyped as unable to learn, a burden to our fast paced society, frail, depressed and sick. We each have seen or have first-hand experience with older...

Pneumonia and Seniors

With the winter weather we have had lately and the cold continuing for at least another month or so, pneumonia and seniors is a topic that has merit. Pneumonia may be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi, and results in inflammation and decreased circulation to one...

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