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Why My Dad Is My Roommate!
Yes, what goes around comes around. The child we once parented has now taken on the role of a parent to us with a complete role reversal. While it may seem that the greater percentage of seniors live alone, the… Read More ›
Talking Stitches? Almost!
The problem: delayed or incomplete wound healing in seniors and the elderly. The solution: stiches that snitch! There comes a time when we have to face the fact that one of the effects of aging on the human body is… Read More ›
Just Released! Brain Games: Their Value in Combating Dementia
All over the world, researchers are valiantly hunting for the keys that will unlock the mystery of Alzheimer’s disease. Much of the focus is identifying what and how it can be prevented, or at least minimized. Preliminary findings from a… Read More ›
Hate the Dentist? This Could Change Your Life!
It stands to reason that most of us think that cavity prevention and tooth care is targeted towards children or even young adults. But the truth of the matter is that the problem of tooth decay is more serious in… Read More ›
There’s An App For That – But Not If You Are 65+
Not long ago, I stumbled across an article titled, “Booya Grandma: How to Design Apps for Seniors,” by Emilie Futterman. Now that title alone would be tantalizing enough to explore further, right? It was worth it. Although written in 2014,… Read More ›
Commentary to Bipartisan Policy Center Report Healthy Aging Begins at Home
It wasn’t all that along ago that remaining in our homes as we grew older was a natural and expected thing to do. Independent and assisted living, memory care, naturally occurring retirement communities and “villages” simply did not exist or… Read More ›
How New Food Labeling Will Affect Seniors
At last! A label we can actually read without a magnifying glass! The FDA has just released its Food Guidance Regulations for the labeling on food products and one of the first things seniors will notice is that the… Read More ›
The Effect of the Zika Virus on the Older Adult
Unless you have been living under the proverbial “rock,” it would be hard to ignore the everyday news reports on the Zika virus, which is now considered by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a global emergency. Although much… Read More ›
“Reablement” and What It Means For Global Aging
Recently I was very fortunate to attend the invitation-only International Federation on Ageing 2016 Summit on “Reablement and Older People” in Copenhagen, Denmark. 17 countries were in represented, including China, Australia and Nigeria. During this trip I was able to… Read More ›
The Impact of Voice Recognition Technology on Aging in Place
No one ever said growing older was easy. As the world’s population ages with alarming speed, innovations and technology are being rapidly explored to address as many of the components of aging as possible. One such piece of technology that… Read More ›