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4 Essentials for Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Did you know that over 10 million individuals worldwide are living with Parkinson’s Disease today, and about 60,000 Americans are newly diagnosed each year. For these individuals and their families, Parkinson’s Disease is a life-changing diagnosis. While much progress has been made with research in understanding the disease, we sadly still do not have a... Read more

How to Organize Your Medications {Free Printable!}

Last week, I discussed some tips to help with spring organization for your home. Today, I wanted to provide a few more tips on managing and organizing your medications. For many seniors, medication management is an important component of care. Updating and reconciling medication is more important than an organization system, however, the right organization... Read more

Tackle Your Next Home Organization Project with Confidence

It wasn’t until I lived in the northeast that I began to really anticipate spring. My daily routine consists of checking the weather channel for the next burst of warmth and sunshine and planning my schedule accordingly. Let’s just say I was very spoiled living in Florida and took warmth for granted! And with the... Read more

How to Cultivate Healthy Sleep Habits

Blustering 40-50 mph winter winds shook my window panes. I lay awake listening to the wind howl outside my window.  Normally, I’d roll over and be back to sleep, but lately, those middle-of-the-night wakings mean I’ll toss and turn for an hour or two. Sleep, getting enough of it, can seem like a never-ending battle... Read more

Combat Loneliness during a Pandemic

“Loneliness and social isolation in older adults are serious public health risks affecting a significant number of people in the United States and putting them at risk for dementia and other serious medical conditions,” states the Center for Disease Control (CDC). And this is without the forced social distancing and isolation brought on by the... Read more

Seniors and Surgery: Important Considerations for Undergoing Surgery in the COVID-19 Era

In a typical year, millions of seniors in the United States undergo operations ranging from outpatient cataract removal to more invasive procedures such as joint replacement or heart surgery. Of course, 2020 is not a typical year. Rather, most of us in the US have been battling a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic for a little more than... Read more

9 Fun Fall Activities for Seniors

Today marks the first official day of fall! Here is a list of fall-centered senior activities that will help you take full advantage of the beautiful changing... Read more

4 Considerations for Visiting Your Doctor in the COVID-19 Era

As the weeks have turned into months of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, a particular challenge for many seniors has involved decisions about routine medical care and office visits. For many of our elderly loved ones, chronic illness has a significant impact on one’s quality of life, and close attention and evaluation by a health... Read more

Creative Ways to Care for your Socially Distant Loved One

The words “quarantine” and “socially distant” have become a normal part of our language. Over the past few months, we have emerged from various stages of isolation with a newfound tentativeness and suspicion. Masks and hand sanitizer are now the accessories of choice as our country works to quell the pandemic. This pandemic has taken... Read more

Cabin Fever: Daily Routine during COVID-19

Greetings one and all…. This morning I am recalling a childhood experience – cabin fever. Cabin fever is defined as the sensation felt after being confined and isolated for an extended period of time. This is a time during which we can become irritable, anxious, and antsy. As a child, this usually happened in the... Read more
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