Aging Gracefully

agingIf your aim is to be lively and robust in your 80s and 90s, you’ll need to learn some anti-aging secrets that focus on the mind, body and spirit. You are an integrated model — there are many aspects of a healthy life that rely on each other.  Anecdotal information and science have both shown this to be true [Crush the spirit and the body will follow. Stimulate the mind and your mood will lighten. Exercise the body and your mind will be sharper] In many ways, these anti-aging tips are interdependent.

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Ways to Relieve Stress For Caregivers

stressAt some point, most of us will be concerned with caring for an aging relative or loved one.  Caregiving is stressful!  Studies indicate that caregivers report trouble in finding time for themselves, have difficulty managing emotional and physical stress, and trouble balancing work and family responsibilities. In addition, caregivers need help in keeping safe the person they care for; help talking with doctors and making end-of-life decisions.  The stress of caregiving has a physical effect, as well. Caregivers have chronic conditions at nearly twice the rate of non-caregivers.

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Managing Your Medications

MedicationManagementDid you know that nearly 25% of nursing home admissions may be due to a senior’s inability to self-manage prescription medications at home?  Additionally, nearly 60% of all seniors make some kind of error when taking their medications, sometimes with potentially serious consequences.  The average senior takes seven medications daily. Read More »