Asthma

Asthma

Did you know that, while our brain is only about 2% of our body mass, it consumes 20% of the oxygen that we breathe in? Just 5 minutes without oxygen can cause noticeable brain damage. Asthma is often characterized by coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest...
New Year’s Goals

New Year’s Goals

For older adults, making a New Year’s resolution can be a symbol of hope. Calling a resolution a goal might help get out of the mindset that they are things you start on January 1st and break on January 2nd. Here are some ways to help set and achieve personal, health,...

PNEUMONIA

We’re all aware of the precautions to take for virus and flu season. However, an additional danger is that any of these other conditions can morph into pneumonia. Pneumonia claims the lives of about 50,000 Americans each year. Pneumonia is an infection that...

DANCE FOR HEALTH

“We should consider every day lost inwhich we have not danced at least once.”– Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche As we know, exercise is a key component for staying healthy. Movement is important for older adults, especially those for whom a sedentary lifestyle poses health...
What Topics Should I Discuss With My Aging Parents?

What Topics Should I Discuss With My Aging Parents?

Has the time come for having The Talk with your elderly parents? You know the one we’re talking about – that uncomfortable conversation you’ve been putting off for far too long? Whether it makes you feel nervous or not, discussing important issues regarding your...
Help for Caregiving Spouses

Help for Caregiving Spouses

A recent report by the AARP Public Policy Institute and the United Hospital Fund discovered that family caregivers caring for a spouse or partner struggle to get by with significantly less help in the home than other types of caregivers. Although caring for a spouse...