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Going to the Hospital: Tips for Dementia Caregivers   A trip to the hospital can be stressful for people with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia and their caregivers. Being prepared for emergency and planned hospital visits can relieve some of that stress. This article…

  Aging in Place: Growing Older at Home   The stairs are getting so hard to climb. “Since my wife died, I just open a can of soup for dinner. “I’ve lived here 40 years. No other place will seem…

    Anti-aging and longevity     HEALTHY EATING Calorie Restriction and Fasting Diets: What Do We Know? What Are the Different Forms of Calorie Restriction and Fasting? What’s the Evidence from Animal Studies? What’s the Evidence from Human Studies…

Again, the Healthy Aging Checklist summarizes the six fundamental activities I recommend when asked what to do to maintain the best possible health while aging. They are: Promote brain health and emotional well-being. Promote physical health. Check for and address common…

Isolation, Disruption and Confusion: Coping With Dementia During a Pandemic   Daisy Conant, 91, thrives off routine. One of her favorites is reading the newspaper with her morning coffee. But, lately, the news surrounding the coronavirus pandemic has been more…

  Ambulances Drive Surprise Medical Billing   School librarian Amanda Brasfield bent over to grab her lunch from a small refrigerator and felt her heart begin to race. Even after lying on her office floor and closing her eyes, her…

Fecal Incontinence in Elderly Adults: What You Need to Know   Fecal incontinence (FI) affects up to 17 million people in the United States, according to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders. It’s also the second most common reason…

A Pandemic Upshot : Seniors Are Having Second Thoughts About Where to Live Where do we want to live in the years ahead? Older adults are asking this question anew in light of the ongoing toll of the coronavirus pandemic…

Lifetime Experiences Help Older Adults Build Resilience to Pandemic Trauma   Older adults are especially vulnerable physically during the coronavirus pandemic. But they’re also notably resilient psychologically, calling upon a lifetime of experience and perspective to help them through difficult…

Vitamins Worth Taking for Healthy Aging   The best vitamins to take for healthy aging can be easily incorporated into your lifelong diet. Knowing the most important vitamins for common health concerns like bone density, immune system strength, metabolism, and…