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Gifts for the Older Set
Buying gifts for older persons requires some original thinking. Some elders say they have everything they need, but there are some cool things out there that even the “please don’t buy me anything” folks might enjoy! As the holidays approach, we all could use some new ideas for gift giving!
Good Health and Chocolate?
Most of us get bored hearing the redundant health messages we get every day – don’t smoke, eat more vegetables, and more. The good news now is that researchers are giving us the go ahead on certain things they previously nixed and others that were in doubt. Find out what they are right here.
Good Oral Health a Challenge
About 25% of adults 60 years old and older no longer have any natural teeth. Get the overview about oral health and aging and learn how you can enhance your oral health.
Grandparenting pitfalls can strain relationships. Learn how to discourage unhealthy behaviors in our interactions and build better relationships with our children along with their children.
Having Purpose Delays Disease
Learn how to fight off Alzheimer’s and promote brain health as we age. A major study describes how we can live life with purpose and help fight disease at the same time.
Helping Others with Grief
Sometimes it is very difficult to know what to say to others when they have had an acute loss. Since losses become more common as we age, it is to our advantage to learn what we should and shouldn't say or do at these times. Learn the basics of helping others grieve.
Hobbies are Good for Health
Studies show that if we choose hobbies that are mentally and physically challenging, we can enhance our health and quality of life. Get some suggestions and good ideas here.
Home Modifications Offer Stability
Home modifications for aging in place (staying in your home in older age) means planning ahead. Studies show that most homes are not designed to accommodate the needs of people over age 65. Learn what to look for and how to make your home more user-friendly as you (and your family members) age.
How Helpful is Hypnotherapy?
Many successful studies have shown that hypnotherapy is useful in overcoming smoking, overeating, pain, insomnia, phobias, sleep deprivation, and anxiety. Learn more about this complementary/alternative approach used along with mainstream medicine to help us improve our quality of life.
How to Feel Safer as We Age
Sometimes small improvements around our home can make a huge difference in our safety. Learn how to be action oriented and feel safer within and outside of your immediate home environment.
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