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(Self) Caring for Caregivers

January 16, 2023 — According to the CDC, about one in four adults act as informal or unpaid caregivers for someone with a long-term illness or disability. By 2030, approximately 71 million people will be 65 years or older, so the need for caregivers will only increase. There are many different fulfilling benefits to being a caregiver. For example,... Read More

Resolve to Exercise More

January 2, 2023 — The end of the calendar year has many of us thinking about the year ahead and the changes we’d like to implement for our physical and mental health. One excellent resolution that many people can use to improve their health is a goal to get more exercise! Numerous research studies have established that regular physical... Read More

Mental Health Matters

December 15, 2022 — On a recent episode of “Archetypes” podcast, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, wife to Prince Harry, former actor, and mother of two, deconstructs the label of “crazy.” Meghan, who has been open with her struggles since marrying into the British royal family, talks about seeking help after the lowest point in her life when, at... Read More

Healthier Holiday Swaps

December 1, 2022 — The holidays are a fun time when we gather with friends and loved ones and celebrate time-honored traditions. We break bread and clink glasses in celebration of the season, the things for which we are grateful, and the company of our favorite people. Many of these traditions include our favorite foods, homemade from recipes that... Read More

Understanding Lewy Body Dementia

November 17, 2022 — It would be understandable to have never heard of—or know much about—Lewy body dementia. It is a form of dementia that has only received global scientific attention in the last few decades. Scientists did not fully understand how common this form of dementia is until the 1990s. October was Lewy Body Dementia Awareness month, a... Read More

Caring for Someone Who Hoards

November 1, 2022 — Lots of us have collections. Maybe you bring home a new refrigerator magnet from every vacation destination you visit. Perhaps you love jewelry and have a statement necklace for every occasion. Maybe rare baseball cards are carefully stored and organized in a box in your basement. But compulsive hoarding is different from an out-of-control collection... Read More

Protecting Seniors During Natural Disasters

October 1, 2022 — Natural disasters are devastating. They cost lives. They cost communities. They cost money. But they are particularly deadly for seniors. Gustavo E. Flores, M.D., a member of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Emergency Cardiovascular Care committee, explains, “During and after a storm, many people experience extreme stress and trauma, which research shows can lead to... Read More

Are the Baby Boomers Healthier Than Previous Generations?

September 15, 2022 — September is Healthy Aging Month. Beginning in the 1960s, experts began predicting that the baby boom generation would be healthier than their parents and grandparents. The boomers were into jogging and aerobics and health food, and benefited from advances in health care. But as the decades passed, it became apparent that this prediction wasn’t quite... Read More

Four Fresh Reasons to Shop the Farmer’s Market

September 1, 2022 — The end of summer is a particularly great time to shop the local farmer’s market. Here are four reasons you should enjoy the bounty of the harvest at your nearest farmer’s market: Buy from your neighbors! There’s a reason it is sometimes called “community-supported agriculture.” When growers sell their produce themselves, they’re likely to take... Read More

8 Stress-Busting Tasks for Family Caregivers

August 15, 2022 — During the pandemic, the role of family caregivers has increased, experts report. Caring relatives and friends have spent many hours keeping older loved ones safe, providing hands-on care, transportation, shopping for their loved ones, and doing what they could to support elders in senior living communities during quarantine. They’ve even been providing more tech support... Read More