An Interview with Kathryn Harrison and Jaclyn Guenette Illustrator and Author of I Smile For Grandpa

I had an enjoyable chat with Jaclyn Guenette and Kathryn Harrison to discuss their recently released children’s book I Smile for Grandpa.  I Smile for Grandpa is a beautifully illustrated and written children’s book that aims to help parents teach their kids about dementia disease.  Through captivating images of woodland creatures and the fun adventures of the characters […]

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An Interview with Gary Joseph LeBlanc: Dementia Care and the Use of Redirection in Hospital and LTC Settings

I had a fantastic conversation with Gary Joseph LeBlanc on the standards of Dementia Care Training in Hospital and LTC settings.  He offered incredible insight and even provided us with tips and tricks on how to redirect individuals with dementia, so they are happy and healthy in their care. Gary is a Certified Dementia Communication Specialist […]

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Is Yoga Right for You? Learn How You Can Develop a Yoga Practice that Embraces Health and Aging

Guest Post Author: Travis Friot | Yoga for Health and Aging  For starters, let’s debunk some common myths about this practice.  Yoga is for everyone.  A lot of people envision yoga as a time and place of extreme stretching and flexibility. Images of people looking like contorted pretzels and even chanting some ominous conjuring language come to […]

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Are You Looking to Downsize? You Are Not the Only One! See How Thousands are Handling the Demands to Downsize and Move.

Guest Post Author: Patrick McShane | New Pond Village Retired Baby Boomers Impact Spring Selling Season The national real estate market remains strong, and this spring’s selling season promises to continue that trend. Driving the market is a healthy supply of inventory due to empty-nest Baby Boomers planning to downsize to spaces that mean less […]

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The Diagnosis Debate Hosted by GE Healthcare: With No Cure, Why Should we Aim for Earlier Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease?

I was thrilled to be included as a panel member of the #TalkingTime debate hosted by GE Healthcare, which corresponded with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2018 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA. The debate hosted by GE comes at a critical time in the aging services. The number of older adults projected to need […]

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How to Handle Feelings of Guilt After an Aging Parent Moves into a Care Home

There can be a feeling of guilt associated with moving your loved ones into a care home. Often, they have never discussed or planned on their preference for end-of-life care, and as their caregiver, you are left to make this difficult decision for them. I’ve worked in long-term care for over ten years, and time […]

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The Benefits of Animal Therapy for Older Adults Living with Dementia

Guest Post Author: Jackie Gutierrez | St. Paul’s Senior Services The Benefits of Animal Therapy for Seniors There are many ways that senior men and women can go about improving their health. Regular exercise, proper dieting, and routine medical checkups are among the most important and well-known ways to ensure optimal health well into the […]

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The Importance of Medication Adherence: Start Managing an Aging Parents Medications Schedule with CVS Pharmacy

I’m proud to be working with CVS Pharmacy to help spread the word about #BetterHealthMadeEasy, how to #FindYourHealthy and #DiscoverCVS. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers. What is Medication Adherence Medication adherence refers to whether patients take their medications as prescribed (e.g., […]

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An Interview with Rick O. Weijo: How to Leave your Legacy for Future Generations

Last week, I spoke with Richard (Rick) O. Weijo, Ph.D. Author of Remember Me: Creating & Leaving an Inspiring and Memorable Legacy. During the interview, we discussed what life events prompted him to write his book and I learned more about the importance of creating a legacy for future generations. Currently, Rick is a consultant and writer. He […]

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