Blue Zones are the five regions of the world that contain the highest percentage of centenarians, those people who live to 100 and beyond. The term was first coined in 2005 by Dan Buettner. These 5 regions are: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece, and here in
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
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
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
To my beloved POP community: What is POParenting? It’s caring with love, patience and useful tools for those loved ones who once cared for us and now need us to help them. What POParenting is NOT: “taking over someone’s life,” being a harsh disciplinarian, issuing orders. None of these
Corona Crisis Making You Anxious? All Alone Now? Or, Everyone Under One Roof? POP Family Coaching Deep Discount!
To my beloved POP community: If you’re reading this, it’s likely you are the middle-aged POParent of someone now deemed “elderly,” or – oh, my! you ARE the “at risk elderly,” even though you and I may still consider ourselves Baby Boomers and might be in fine health. So, my
70% of All Caregivers Over the Age of 70 Die First: Recognizing and Responding to ‘Caregiver Syndrome’
This headline is definitely a heart-stopper and a brain twister. How can that possibly be? “Caregiver Syndrome“ is an increasingly popular way to describe the results of caring for an ill or dying loved one in terms of the impact on the caregiver’s physical health, mental health, and emotional
How Our Bodies Change As We Age Getting older is characterized by undergoing a series of biological, psychological and social changes. As we get older, the very units of life, our cells, generally start to slow their metabolic processes. This happens for two reasons: firstly as we are exposed to
We here at POP are delighted to see the popularity – and hear from you all about the usefulness — when we write our blogs and share articles with you, our POP Community, about sex and seniors. Although some younger folks may squirm at those thoughts, most everyone we know