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Getting Serious About Sleep

So what is a “good night’s sleep? Tom Rath, New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Move, and Sleep references a human performance study completed by K. Anders Ericsson who found that peak performance occurs in those who slept 8 hours and 36 minutes.  The average American, in comparison, gets just 6 hours and 51... Read more

What’s for Dinner? Five Meal Planning Tips for Seniors

The microwave beeps, I open the door to give my bowl of oatmeal a stir and then add 30 more seconds. I sigh, oatmeal for dinner means my meal planning fell short again. A pantry full of food with everything present but the ingredients needed to make that delicious dinner I “pinned” to my dinner... Read more

Are You Overlooking Life?

Greetings one and all… Today, I am curious as to how you see Life. Are you focused on the here and now? Or, do you worry about what may happen in the days and weeks to come—focusing on what might be? Perhaps you are too distracted by demands and responsibilities to focus on anything. Regardless... Read more

An Agency Versus the Private Caregiver: 3 Questions to Consider

Should you choose an agency to provide care for your loved one? Or, should you hire a private caregiver? It is an overwhelming task to find the right private caregiver or home care agency. Safety, quality care, and peace of mind are the most important considerations when it comes to the care of your loved... Read more

3 Ways to Prevent Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common condition that predominantly affects postmenopausal women.  A decrease in the body’s estrogen levels leads to low bone mass which in turn increases the risk of fracture.  According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately of 30% of postmenopausal women in the United States have osteoporosis and of these, 40% will sustain at... Read more

Heart-health and the Matthew Perry Factor

According to the American Heart Association, it is estimated that over 40 million adults over the age of 60 have heart-health disease. And it continues to be one of the leading causes of death among the elderly. These facts probably aren’t shocking to you, as you have likely already heard something similar more than once.... Read more

4 Tips to a Better Night’s Sleep

Have you ever felt like a good night’s sleep is simply out of reach for you? Do you have difficulty falling asleep, finding yourself tossing and turning, counting sheep, or sleeping fitfully? If you are like me, then you have probably experienced sleepless nights, in fact most people have experienced what’s known as acute insomnia,... Read more

The Best Things in Life are Free (Plus Tax)

“Like mothers, taxes are often misunderstood, but seldom forgotten.” Lord Bramwell’s words, forged in England over 130 years ago, have found a second home – or at least an April timeshare – west of the Atlantic. Not many things in our society are as complex as the U.S. Tax Code. The official code carries more... Read more

The Importance of Vision Health for Older Adults

I’ve previously written about the importance of vision health, especially when it comes to eye diseases such as glaucoma that can benefit from early diagnosis and treatment. Because vision is so important for a high quality of life as seniors age, let’s take a closer look at some key points about vision and what seniors... Read more
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