It’s natural to go through many physical changes with age. However, what doesn’t change is the need to maintain a healthy weight. Metabolism—or how the body converts food into energy—may slow down as we age, so older adults must adjust their diet or exercise to manage weight. Seniors may
Smoking cigarettes can have many harmful effects on our bodies. The health risks associated with cigarette consumption are even worse for older adults. Recent findings from the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease indicate that cigarette smoking is associated with poorer cognitive performance among people 60 years and older. This association is broadly the
So many of you have expressed concerns about the emotional toll associated with your social isolation and resulting loneliness and similar challenges for others you love during this nearly three years of pandemic. You and I too have undoubtedly felt the impact from the many, many days of staying
Dear Friends of ParentingOurParents, I’ve never been a fan of New Years’ Resolutions. It always seemed too easy to miss that daily trip to the gym by January 10th and then it felt “downhill” from there. But I’ve long since enjoyed and recommended creating a list of New Years’ Aspirations/Inspirations.
The digital technology that allowed workers to connect remotely during the COVID pandemic has now been found to help older adults become more physically, mentally, and socially healthy even when they are forced to be socially isolated and confined to their homes! This is the exciting conclusion of a
Friends, All evidence is pointing towards how we can take action in order to prevent the impact of aging and specifically of developing Alzheimer’s. There are a simple series of things to do early on in life but even later on. One of the keys is to keep physically fit.
At age 60, an extensive study says: you reach the top of your potential and this continues into your 80s! That tells us intelligent folks that it’s time to rethink aging as an inevitable decline and properly envision it as a glorious gateway to our best possible years. An
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