It’s been widely known for many years now that dogs can provide tremendous joy, companionship and even healing power to the elderly. Just recently, senior residents in Philadelphia were privy to some of those benefits themselves at the first ever Dog Days of Summer Pup Parade – an event that is set to take place…

Growing older is definitely no easy feat.  But, as we know, given that the only alternative is death, it is pretty unavoidable.  Thus given that it happens, what is the best way to deal with it? One way that might help is to talk about it. According to Robert W. Goldfarb, a management consultant, men…

The psychology of taking vitamin and mineral supplements for most people is that “if some is good, more is better.” This thinking however, at least when it comes to taking vitamin D supplements, is not only incorrect, it could even be dangerous, especially for the elderly. Pamela L. Lutsey, PhD, MPH, and her colleagues from…

It is not known for sure if there are any sure-fire ways to prevent or delay mental illness in the elderly (most commonly manifested via dementia and Alzheimers). However, there are often ideas being thrown out that researchers have determined can actually be beneficial in the fight against these diseases. Some strategies include: controlled blood…

“Summertime and the living is easy…” Well, yes and no. Now that you are retired, you do not need to restrict vacations and traveling to peak season when most people have vacations from work. Being able to travel whenever you want opens up a lot of possibilities for saving on air fare, avoiding crowds of…

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