One of the challenges that comes with aging is reduced social interaction. Many of the peer group die – or are dealing with major and chronic health issues – resulting in a decreasing circle of friends. This ends up being potentially bad for the mental well being of seniors. It is an issue that must…

It is important to realize – when caring for anyone in a different demographic than yourself (children, disabled, or the elderly, etc.) – that everyone has different nutritional needs. For example, some foods that may appear as a nutritional fail to a middle-aged woman facing potential diabetes, will be an important part of the diet…

According to a new study, people who believe that older people are slower, less ‘with-it’, and/or less happy, had a higher chance several decades later of developing changes in their brain which are connected to Alzheimer’s disease. The study, which was a first-of-its-kind, linked illness to a psycho-social risk factor which is culturally based. “We…

Although it is true there is no way to stop time or end the natural process of aging, it is definitely possible to march into the future as healthy and strong individuals. In some cases, with the right exercise program, it is possible to reverse some of the effects of aging by maintaining healthy muscles…

So often, the elderly in our communities feel alone. Whether they live with families or by themselves, the feeling of isolation that comes with getting older is very common. As their peer group starts to get sick, or pass away, they find themselves socializing less and less. One of the greatest comforts in life is…

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