Aging

Tips for Managing a Loss in Appetite

Many people notice a drop in appetite as they age. For people who are struggling with their weight, this may seem like a good thing. Not wanting to eat certainly helps unwanted pounds come off more easily. However, sometimes a loss of appetite can lead to excessive weight loss and malnutrition. When this happens, the immune system, which helps the […]

Free Active Brain Apps 

Looking for a way to keep your brain active? Here are a few suggestions:   Learning a New Language  Do you speak Klingon? Or High Valyrian?  Star Trek and Game of Thrones fans young and old may be interested to know that Duolingo, the popular, free language learning app, offers free lessons in both fictional […]

A 4-H Lesson for Healthy Aging

September is Healthy Aging Month. For those looking for healthy aging tips, there is no better inspiration than the 4H’s of 4H that so many Rush County seniors remember from their youth. The 4-H’s are “head”, “heart”, “hands” and “health”.   “Head”   The 4-H “head” represents clear thinking, which includes making […]

Insomnia and Aging – Staring at the Ceiling at 1 a.m.

Are you over 65 and find yourself staring at the ceiling at 1 or 2 am? If so, you’re not alone. According to research, as many as 50% of seniors have the same problem. Insomnia, or the inability to sleep, can be as debilitating as going without food, water or […]