Aging

Hearing aids have come a long way

Hearing aids have come a long way in the last few years. Here are a few of the differences:   Hearing aids continue to shrink in size and comfort is improving.   Some hearing aids have built-in blue tooth capabilities. These can connect directly to phones and streaming services.   Some hearing […]

Winter Changes Bring More Heart Attacks 

  • Man conforting woman with chest pain

Heart attacks increase during the winter months for a number of reasons. Some of those are related to changes in the weather, and some are related to changes in human behavior. Understanding where winter heart risks come from can make it easier to take precautions against them.   Cold  When […]

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness Month

  • Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

While researchers have spent many years looking for a cure for Alzheimer’s and dementia, they still have not found one. As the search for a cure has continued, some researchers have chosen to look for changes people can make earlier in life to decrease their likelihood of getting these diseases […]

Nature’s WD-40 – Cartilage and Osteoarthritis

  • Woman with joint pain in her knee

There is an old saying “If it moves and it shouldn’t use duct tape. If it doesn’t move and it should, use WD-40.” If you want to understand osteoarthritis, think of cartilage as nature’s WD-40.   When your bones move against one another at your joints, cartilage works like lubrication. […]

Lifespan Isn’t Just Diet and Exercise 

  • Multi-generation outdoors smiling

In 2004 researchers identified four areas in the world where people enjoyed significantly longer life spans. In these areas, known as “Blue Zones”, people not only lived longer, they also remained active, healthy and independent longer.   Researchers noticed that a plant-based diet and routine physical activity weren’t the only things that set these communities apart.   Here are some of […]

Helping Parents Cope With Downsizing 

  • Couple downsizing and holding boxes

Downsizing to a smaller home is a logical step for many seniors, but frequently not a welcome one. For younger people, moving is often the result of a positive change: a new job, a more desirable location, making room for a new baby, etc. For aging seniors, moving is more […]

4 Ways Avocados are Good for the Skin

  • Woman holding an avocado in a kitchen

Avocados contain Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect against damage from free radicals. They contain Vitamin C, which helps the body use Vitamin E more effectively and also helps to build connective tissue needed for healthy, more youthful-looking skin. They contain lutein and zeaxanthin that help protect the skin […]

Healthy Aging: Strength Training and Osteoporosis 

  • older couple exercising in gym

Many of us associate strength training with weight lifting muscle builders working on their six-packs. This stereotype, however, ignores the overall health benefits of strength training. When done over a long period of time, strength training can help prevent multiple chronic illnesses, including osteoporosis.   Osteoporosis, which causes a decrease […]