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Owning A Dog Has Health Benefits For Seniors

April 30th, 2016

Another reason why dogs are indeed man’s best friends: researchers from the University of Missouri and Miami University discovered that seniors get health benefits from the bonds they form with their doggy companions. The study, which was published in the journal The Gerontologist, revealed that dog walking is associated with better health for aging people. […]

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How to Make it a Healthier New Year for Both Seniors and Their Caregivers

January 5th, 2016

BY: Emily Saltz, LICSW, CMC The start of a new year is a natural time to take stock and make plans to create a better future. For both seniors and those who care for them, improving or maintaining their health is often at the top of their to-do list. According to many experts, there are […]

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Positive thoughts about aging may fight off Alzheimer’s disease

December 9th, 2015

Dec. 9, 2015 – If you have more negative beliefs about aging, the more likely the volume in the hippocampus part of your brain will shrink, which is an indicator of Alzheimer’s disease, report Yale researchers. The hippocampus is a part of the brain crucial to memory. The study further suggests that combatting negative beliefs […]

Group walking may have many benefits, few harms

February 6th, 2015

Reuters – Thursday Feb 5, 2015 BY: SHEREEN LEHMAN “Organized walking groups improve the walkers’ blood pressure, heart rate, total cholesterol, mood and other aspects of health with little downside, according to a new analysis of recent research.” [Read more…]

Study finds social media use beneficial to overall health of elderly

December 17th, 2014

The Guardian – December 12, 2014 BY: Steven Morris “Training older people to use social media improves cognitive capacity, increases a sense of self-competence and could have a beneficial overall impact on mental health and physical well-being, according to a study”…[read more]  

Healthy aging into your 80’s and beyond

May 12th, 2014

Sixty years ago an American who made it to 65 could expect to live an additional 14 years. Today, it’s 19 years. The most important question then: how to grow older healthfully so that we can actually enjoy those extra years? A ­Con­sumer Reports survey of 2,066 Americans age 50 and older ­revealed that we’re […]

Seniors 5 Most Concerning Issues

Seniors 5 Most Concerning Issues

November 21st, 2013

              When I reflect over the past 20 years since I began my career in senior home care services, the world has gone through dramatic changes, but seniors’ most concerning issues have remained pretty much the same. The problems that I’ve observed that most seriously affect the health and […]

One Dish Meals Inspired By Italy

November 17th, 2010

Mediterranean cuisine is known for the seafood and the pasta. Whether it’s just you or two, it is sometimes difficult to figure out what to make for dinner that won’t burn up a lot of time or energy. Here are five healthy, easy, fresh meals chock-full of essential omega-3’s. Pasta And Seafood Dishes Inspired By […]

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