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Another Ingredient in the Secret Sauce for Aging Well

Posted on March 18, 2024 - A few weeks ago, you may have read this blog about the “Secret Sauce of Aging.” It is absolutely true that our attitude and outlook are critical elements of aging well and those who strive to do so have much happier and fulfilling lives in their golden years. There is, however, yet another important and critical ingredient for success in aging and it is keeping as active and fit as possible. The ability to track our daily movements and how many steps we take in a day, or our levels of aerobic activity are easily accessible now on any smart phone, watch or wearable device that are so prevalent today. Fitness trackers are a very inexpensive and reliable way of doing so, often in the form of a watch.

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The Joy of Spring Cleaning

Posted on March 14, 2024 - Spring is right around the corner! Flowers are beginning to bloom, the days are getting longer, and it’s peak time for reminders about spring cleaning. Spring cleaning isn’t just about dusting shelves and organizing closets—it’s about revitalizing our living spaces and refreshing our minds. And for older adults, spring cleaning can be part of an annual decluttering that makes our homes safer for us and ensures we don’t saddle our loved ones with burdensome piles of things to sort through after we are gone. Here are some practical tips tailored for older adults to make the most out of their spring cleaning routine.

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Are YOU Ageist?

Posted on March 12, 2024 - How internalizing outside ageism messages can be bad for your health and longevity.

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Talking to Kids About Dementia

Posted on March 7, 2024 - When a loved one receives a diagnosis of dementia, it can be a welcome answer to years of questions. But it’s also the start of a new journey for families with lots of unknown variables. It’s a hard thing for adults to navigate—but what about kids? Maybe your teenager has noticed grandma’s symptoms, but how do you explain what is happening to an elementary school child?

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Gait Speed is One of Your Vital Signs

Posted on March 5, 2024 - Let's talk about the speed of your gait. It's one of your vital signs, so make sure yours is ok.

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