Monthly Archives: January 2015

Raising the Bar for Elderly Care at Home

Thanks to decades of advancements in medicine, humans have a longer life expectancy than ever before. Consider that the oldest living person today – Misawo Okawa at 116 years old – was not expected to see her 45th birthday when she was born in 1898. While super-centenarians like Okawa are rare, people in the UnitedContinue Reading

Some Food For Thought…

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Working for free: A look into the informal elder care sector

On December 31, 2029, the last of the Baby Boomers, the largest generation in US history, will turn sixty-five. With an increasing proportion of the country’s population entering old age, elder care is top of mind for many policymakers. The majority of long-term elder care in the US is informal (unpaid) care. Nearly 20% ofContinue Reading

My Dear Girl

My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same …thing a minute ago”… Just listen, please.Continue Reading

Pet Therapy for the Elderly

It doesn’t take a scientist to know that pets make humans feel good; anyone who’s ever stroked a dog’s fur or felt a cat’s thrumming purr knows this. Science can, however, tell us how and why pets can be therapeutic. Just 15 minutes bonding with an animal sets off a chemical chain reaction in theContinue Reading

Happy Monday :-)

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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

One’s memory often changes as one grows older. But, memory loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging. It may be a symptom of dementia: a slow decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, a fatal disorder that results in loss ofContinue Reading

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!

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