Thoughts on this Veterans Day…

The war was finally over. At long last, Mary and her husband felt comfortable enough to go out for the evening. Many had fallen. They rode together and chatted as they enjoyed some of their first few moments away from the hell of the previous years. They were able to laugh. . . . READ THE REST

Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. It is the most common form of dementia in older people, with symptoms typically first appearing in people age 65 and older. . . . READ THE REST

The aging brain

In our 20s and 30s, our brains begin to change in ways that affect how we store memories. We become more forgetful. If you're in your 40s and 50s, you might worry that forgetfulness is an early sign of Alzheimer's disease. But, not all forgetfulness is serious. . . . READ THE REST

Preventing skin cancer while caring for aging skin

OldHands When it comes to our skin, many of us are more concerned with wrinkles, sun spots (also called liver spots), and other signs of aging than skin cancer. But skin cancer is a serious concern. It is the most common form of cancer in the United States. . . . READ THE REST

Caregiving: Accepting help for you and your loved one

at-home-care If you are a caregiver to a loved one, you know first hand that the job isn't easy. While it can be very fulfilling, it can also be draining and daunting. . . . READ THE REST

Five ways the Internet benefits seniors and veterans

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For many seniors and veterans, this is a brave, new world. The 21st Century began with Internet technology already a normal part of most Americans lives. Seniors and veterans are no exception: Many use the Internet and benefit from doing so. . . . READ THE REST

Arthritis Awareness

Care & Comfort at Home is spreading awareness about arthritis prevention. With arthritis being the number one cause of disability in the United States, it’s important to raise awareness of what arthritis is and how it affects us, our family members, and our friends. . . . READ THE REST

Alleviating Sore Muscles

There are many different issues — such as weight control, mood management, and stabilizing mobility — for which exercise is one of the solutions prescribed. One of the consequences of exercising, particularly at a vigorous rate, is soreness the next day. . . . READ THE REST

Bone Density

Loss of bone density is an issue that applies to everyone over time, whether you have osteoporosis or not. It is estimated that 10 million U.S. citizens have osteoporosis, and an additional 34 million have low bone mass. . . . READ THE REST

Keeping Balance

Balance exercises are useful for people of all ages, but they are particularly helpful for seniors who wish to prevent falling and increase mobility. While our strength deteriorates as we get older, there are steps we can take to maintain and improve our ability to move independently with confidence. For those of you who are [...] READ THE REST