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Fire Safety for the Whole Family

November 15, 2017 — In the U.S. today, multigenerational living is on the rise, due to the higher cost of housing, student loans, and the more challenging career path faced by younger adults today. Money isn’t the only driver; many families enjoy having several generations under the same roof. Our longer lifespan means more families are providing care for... Read More

Alzheimer’s Caregivers: A Call for Greater Support

November 15, 2017 — We all want a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but families who are dealing with the disease right now say that support for their needs is also greatly needed. Today, more than 5 million people in America are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and more than 15 million family members and friends are providing care for them.... Read More

Scouts Bring Back Joy of Musical Memories

October 12, 2017 — Reprinted with permission of Mt. Olive Chronicle Mount Olive TWP. – The elderly woman with dementia had no problems remembering her younger days when she heard the crooning of Frank Sinatra on the CD. And there was the man, in his 80s, whose memory is failing, but who tapped his toes and sang to tunes... Read More

Older Eyes: What’s Normal, What’s Not?

October 6, 2017 — More than 142 million Americans are age 40 and older, and it is around age 40 that many people start to notice changes in their eyesight that increase as they get older. By 2030, it is predicted that more than 90 million people will be age 65 and older; one in six of these people... Read More

Alzheimer’s Experts Confirm the Role of Diet

October 6, 2017 — For years, nutritionists and neurologists have been examining the link between the foods people eat and the risk of developing dementia. At the recent 2017 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, experts presented evidence from four major studies that help firm our understanding of dietary choices that protect the brain. In a resolution statement at the conference,... Read More

Special Care for “Special K”

October 1, 2017 — We took care of Kay for three years.  We nicknamed her “Special K,” because she became so special to us.  Kay was in her early 80’s when we first met, and her memory was beginning to slip.  She was not taking her medication properly, an error that was caught by her pharmacist when she returned... Read More

An Exercise Lesson from Our Ancestors of Long Ago

September 13, 2017 — When we look at fossils of early man, we might be in awe of their heavy, powerful bones. Yet research from University of Cambridge in the UK reveals the surprising truth that our own bones have the potential to be just as strong. The research team found that human hunter-gatherers of 7,000 years ago had... Read More

Four Myths About Seniors and Oral Health

September 13, 2017 — As we grow older, tooth and gum problems are more common. Some seniors think it’s inevitable that they’ll lose some or all of their teeth, or have chronic gum disease. But good oral hygiene and oral care lowers the risk of dental problems—so important because we know today that poor oral health is linked with... Read More

Detailed Plan Ensures a Fair Settlement

September 1, 2017 — Josie was a seventeen year old girl with a promising future when she was the victim of a terrible car accident.  Her injuries were life-threatening, but she managed to pull through and survive…though she was left with many physical and cognitive residuals from her injury.  She was going to need supportive care for the rest... Read More

Can Skin Care Products Really “Turn Back Aging”?

August 14, 2017 — A celebrity touts the miraculous “fountain of youth” properties of an expensive face cream. A pop-up ad claims that “plastic surgeons don’t want you to know about this product that would put them out of business”! Dramatic before-and-after photos in the back of a gossip magazine show an elderly woman with a face of wrinkles,... Read More