Posted on September 5, 2017 - September 10 is National Grandparents Day. Did you know that over 4 million households today include both grandparents and grandchildren? It’s important to childproof a home, and to make the home safer for elderly residents, as well. To learn more about one danger multigenerational households might face, read “Fire Safety for the Whole Family.”
Posted on August 31, 2017 - “What’s blocking the American colon?” Constipation is a problem that afflicts one-third of all people older than 60, but few talk about it—or even mention it to their doctors.
Posted on August 29, 2017 - New York Times columnist Paula Span reports on a paradox: even though family caregivers might spend hours with their loved one, they often experience intense loneliness.
Posted on August 24, 2017 - Most of us know that eating a diet that’s rich in veggies, whole grains and healthy fats is good for our hearts. At a major conference in June 2017, much evidence was presented to show that the MIND diet, Mediterranean diet and similar eating patterns can also lower the risk of dementia. Read “Alzheimer’s Experts Confirm the Role of Diet” to learn more.
Posted on August 22, 2017 - A research team has been examining the relationship between our attitude about aging and how we handle the stresses of life. Turns out it is a complicated back and forth relationship! To learn more, read “How’s Your AARC?”