Why We Love the “Grandma Drummer”

I remember at age 16 coming home from a party to find my parents dancing the jitterbug in the kitchen. After getting over the shock of seeing such a weird phenomenon, it struck me that they were really good dancers. The ...

 
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Self-Confidence Shown to Reduce Stress in Older Adults

When people are feeling confident, it shows. You see it in their posture and how they move. What might be surprising, however, is a new study showing that elevating self-confidence can make older adults healthier.
 
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#ElderCareChat 3/19/14 Recap: Loneliness Among Seniors and Caregivers

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 60 new and returning participants dialogued about the issue of loneliness among seniors and caregivers. There were so many thought-provoking, hard-hitting, heart-tugging tweets shared in the hour (733 total, to be exact), affirming the relevance and importance ...

 
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Boomers Take Gap Year for Self-Discovery

There’s a lot of noteworthy activity in the month of March. The NCAA college basketball Final Four, St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s also the time of year when boomer parents and grandparents accompany their high school juniors ...

 
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Senate Bill Would Change Rule for Seniors’ Inpatient Status

Patients are often taken to a hospital and placed in “observation” status. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “observation services are short-term treatments and assessments provided to outpatients to determine whether beneficiaries require further treatment ...

 
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Does Daylight Savings Time Make You Cranky?

If, like me, you’re feeling tired, out of sorts, and craving unhealthy foods, maybe it’s some of the effects of adapting to the start of Daylight Savings Time (DST) last Sunday. Although I don’t like either the ...

 
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Red Meat and Exercise May Benefit Aging Bodies

It’s not unusual for different scientific research studies to produce contradictory results. For example, previous studies have reported eggs, coffee, red wine, and other consumables were bad for your health, only to have follow-up researchers say all three could ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 3/5/14 Recap: Pet Therapy for Seniors and Caregivers

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 49 new and returning participants enjoyed an #ElderCareChat conversation on the benefits of pet therapy for seniors and caregivers. After recently tackling such difficult though necessary subjects as end of life care and the challenges facing ...

 
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Actor Seth Rogen Advocates for Alzheimer’s at Senate Hearing

It’s not unusual for Hollywood celebrities to do special appearances or charity events to raise money for major diseases or natural disasters. But to see comedic actor Seth Rogen testifying about Alzheimer’s disease before a Senate committee was ...

 
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Top 10 Fittest Cities in the U.S. for Boomers

Although spring may feel like a long way off with the winter we’ve had this year, some people may be already looking forward to getting out and exercising. For boomers and seniors over 50, it takes even more activity to ...

 
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