COVID brought us many things – most of which we may not wish to replicate, ever. But COVID has also provided us some opportunities for lessons that wise families with older members will want to take to heart, and thereafter, to act upon. The lessons? We learned about the vulnerability
A controversy has accompanied the whole route to approval and now beyond, but today the FDA authorized use of a new drug, Aduhelm, for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Here is what the LA Alzheimer’s President & CEO, Heather Cooper Ortner, to say about it: “Today, the FDA approved
Do yourself a favor and read this very informative and truly helpful article if you ever interact with a doctor – and most especially if you are one of our beloved seniors or one of their concerned POParents. It provides 5 very easy questions for patients to pose in
I read a lot of studies about aging and about people who are doing ParentingOurParents (POP). Today I read a study that stated older people have a “positive bias,” described as a default position that resembles: “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” I stopped in my tracks reading on that one.
Although death is inevitable, by addressing certain specific needs, it need not be feared. Generous author and caregiver, Annette Kam, shares what no one wants to think about (but everyone needs to know!) and provides for free her step-by-step guide to all things before, during, and after a loved one’s
We Welcome You to Register for This Free Webinar Tomorrow Offering Practical Tips for Caregiving During COVID!
Renew Talks Health will be presenting a free webinar that will provide attendees practical tips for caregiving during the pandemic hosted by Teepa Snow, an occupational therapist specializing in dementia care, with 40 years of clinical and academic experience and Lee Tuchfarber, CEO, Renew Senior Communities. They will cover topics
You, the readers of my blog, social media posts and book, know that I call myself “an optimist” and so I aim to learn from the “lessons” my decisions in life doll out to me and not be pulled down by them. By placing attention on what we are witnessing
Metabesity 2020 is an exciting conference on geroscience and its impact on the future of aging that will be held virtually this year from October 12th – 15th. The FREE Basic pass will give you access to all sessions of an exciting global conference that will bring you together with
As someone who tries to see the positive side of every situation no matter how dire I have to admit that COVID-19 has tested my joyful abilities on some days. I am happy to report that those times pass though and when I am striving for connection that the
During these days of Covid-19 with so much isolation and self-quarantining being required of our beloved seniors, it’s crucial for us to know about, consider and combat the extraordinary health risks associated with loneliness and isolation. Scientists say loneliness can pose as serious a health risk as smoking 15 cigarettes