Talking to an elderly parent who has hearing loss or dementia can be difficult. You may notice the conversation does not flow as easily as before. Or, maybe you say the same information over and over before a parent seems to hear or even understand...

Baby boomers (those born between 1946-1964) may be able to help prevent cognitive decline as they age. Cognition includes many important functions of the brain. These include memory, judgement, language, intuition and the ability to learn. Fortunately, unlike age and genetics, which can’t be controlled,...

Maintaining social connections throughout every stage of life is important—especially for seniors. In fact, experts say having healthy, fun and positive friendships and social outlets as we age is vital to our emotional and physical health. And having social connections may also extend your lifespan. In...

    There are many benefits of exercise for seniors. In order to maintain a healthy body and mind— as you age— regular daily exercise throughout your life is important. In fact, studies have shown that exercise over long periods will produce long-term health benefits. SENIOR EXERCISE BENEFITS   According...

  Becoming a caregiver for an elderly parent, spouse or domestic partner is a role many adults will play at some point in their lives. This situation may happen suddenly, usually after a serious fall, or come on gradually after a series of minor accidents or declining health by an elderly...

While we all enjoy a good laugh studies show that laughter is also good for your health. It turns out the popular quote: “Laughter is the best medicine” is true. In fact, this saying originates from a verse in the Bible (Proverbs 17:22), “A cheerful...

Talking to an elderly driver about when it may be time give up the keys is a tough conversation to have with a parent or loved one. The ability to drive represents independence— something most seniors do not want to give up. ELDERLY DRIVING STATISTICS According to the most...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention every 20 minutes an older adult dies from a fall in the United States. More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injury.   We receive many...

Retired from their careers and with their children grown and leading their own busy lives, many seniors I work with tell me they feel they no longer have a purpose in their lives. Several of my clients have outlived their friends or other family members....