Every Season’s Greetings: The Importance of “Green” Spaces for the Older Adult

Guest Post Author:  K.A. Wisniewski | http://projectorperiod.com/ We are now officially into the winter season.  Some parts of the country face cold winds and heavy snow, and, while some make the time to enjoy white winters, others are already looking forward to an early spring. But no matter the climate or season and no matter what our […]

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Medicare and High-Income Beneficiaries – What You Should Know

Guest Post Author:  Danielle K. Roberts | Boomer Benefits  Before entering Medicare, many people expect it will be free. They often don’t expect to pay for coverage. The reason people believe this to be true is that they have been paying into Medicare throughout their working lives. What they don’t realize is that they have […]

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Let’s Talk, Aging! Mike Belleville on Living Beyond Lewy Body Dementia

I had an insightful conversation with Mike Belleville in the latest Let’s Talk, Aging interview as he shares his post-diagnosis journey living with Lewey Body Dementia.  He discusses how he and his wife learned to navigate his diagnosis and symptoms together and highlights the advocacy work he’s been able to participate in since his diagnosis. […]

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Keep The Holiday Pounds Away With These 4 Exercises For Older Adults

Guest Post Author:  Chris Harper | The Arbor Company The average person gainsabout a pound every holiday season. It takes an average of five months to lose this holiday weight. And if you never lose the weight, that small-sounding pound can grow into a serious health problem as holidays and years go by. The holidays are full […]

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An Interview with Kate DeBartolo of the Conversation Project, Talking Matters

I sat down with Kate DeBartolo to learn about the Institute for Healthcare Improvements initiative, the Conversation Project. Kate DeBartolo, National Field Director, has worked at The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) since 2007. She currently leads both the national field team at IHI as well as for The Conversation Project. Her work on The Conversation […]

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An Interview with the AlzAuthors Team, a Collector of Stories and Personal Journey’s through Dementia and Alzheimer’s

I had a fabulous discussion with the AlzAuthor’s team earlier this year.  These five amazing women all have their own personal journey’s with Alzheimer’s and have join forces to share and raise awareness so that other’s experiencing Alzheimer’s, or dementia do not have to feel alone. The AlzAuthor’s Team  Jean Lee lives with her husband […]

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A Life Untold: Recording our Loved One’s Memories So They are Never Forgotten

I started the Upside to Aging for several reasons, but none more important than my belief that every family caregiver deserves the chance to get to know their loved one with dementia during this new phase of their life. There are many ways you can do this. However, it is understandable that after a diagnosis […]

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An Interview with Carol Bradley Bursack, Family Caregiver Turned Author, Blogger, and Columnist at www.mindingourelders.com

In February, I sat down with author, writer, blogger, and consultant on aging and senior issues, Carol Bradley Bursack to discuss her book and her own personal journey as a family caregiver. Her book Minding our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories is a collection of personal experiences in caregiving from a number of remarkable […]

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Designing for Dignity: NEAT Sheets Napkins Are Changing the Way We Provide Care

Check out more at http://neatsheets4eats.com! The Senior Living Industry has discussed the need for a culture change for over ten years, and yet in each new Care Home I’ve worked in there are certain aspects of the nursing home culture that remains persistent. One of the first things I remember learning while working in a Care […]

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