Category Archives: Health and Healthcare

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Blogs You Should Be Reading

Like it or not, most of us are touched by dementia or Alzheimer’s.  It’s a terrible scourge, and we can feel alone and terrified.  Here are some blogs that can help ease the  constant, nagging anxiety and isolation.  Source: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Blogs You Should Be Reading

Medicare changes – the good and the bad

Did you  know?  Big changes are coming to your Medicare cards – Social Security numbers will be removed.  But, this is a mixed blessing.  For news you need to know, follow the link:  Source: Medicare changes – the good and the bad | The Spokesman-Review

The Best and Worst Exercises for Bad Hips

Do you have hip issues? No, not how they look, silly, but how well they help us walk, balance, and generally enjoy our lives.  Take a look at the best exercises here- they are pretty easy! – and also the worst, so that you can avoid them.   Summer’s coming! Source: The Best and Worst Exercises for Bad Hips – SilverSneakers

7 Functional Movements Every Older Adult Should Be Able to Do

Trying to get, or stay, fit?  Silver Sneakers can give you a good start or baseline.  These 7 movements are just what’s needed to prolong our active lives and agility.  Take a look! Source: 7 Functional Movements Every Older Adult Should Be Able to Do

Signs A Loved One May Need Assisted Living

This is a toughie.  Our loved ones want to stay in their homes as long as is possible, but at a certain point it is just not safe.  How do you know when that time has come? Here are some clues that can be a big help.  Don’t wait till there is a serious accident or unattended illness!   Source: Signs Your Parent May Need Assisted Living

4 Conditions That Resemble Depression, But Aren’t

Are you, or is someone you love, depressed?  Be aware that there are some medical conditions that can mimic depression.  Continue reading

CAPABLE Program Helping Older Adults With Aging At Home

Aging at home – after all, isn’t that what the vast majority of us want?  How do we avoid nursing homes or assisted living without overburdening our loved ones? And our generation is full of “elder orphans”, people who did not have children and really have no family to turn to in a health crisis.  It’s time for innovative thinking, and the program described in this article is one of the best we’ve seen.  A comprehensive, creative approach to managing resources is the key, and we boomers are the perfect folks to make it happen.  Read on!  Source: CAPABLE Program Helping Older Adults With Aging At Home