Stroke Rates Increasing in Those Under 55

Stroke Rates Increasing in Those Under 55

Stroke is not a disease that’s exclusive to the elderly. Fans were shocked and saddened when Luke Perry, former teen…

Suicide Watch

Suicide Watch

Know the Warning Signs in Older Adults A recent study in the journal Clinical Interventions in Aging revealed a shocking…

End-of-Life Care

End-of-Life Care

Talking about death can help you live better at the end Gerry Mathy learned she had late-stage pancreatic cancer in…

Downsizing Dilemmas

Downsizing Dilemmas

Easing seniors’ transition to a smaller space Dorothy Beatty was an anomaly when it came to downsizing, says her son,…

This Old Body

This Old Body

I’ve always enjoyed birthdays. Mine falls around Memorial Day, near the birthdays of several family members and friends. With the…

10 Things You Need to Know About Hiring an In-Home Caregiver

10 Things You Need to Know About Hiring an In-Home Caregiver

When caring for a loved one at home, most family caregivers reach a point where they realize they need some…

Encouraging Innovation in Technology that Helps Older Adults

Encouraging Innovation in Technology that Helps Older Adults

Less than a decade ago, the field of aging was a sleepy sector of innovation. Now, with the recent rise…

Seniors in the Center

Seniors in the Center

Changing the way older adults access healthcare Above: At Northwestern Medicine, Anne Seltzer, social worker with the division of geriatrics, and geriatrician…

POLST Orders Help Patients Advocate for Their End-of-Life Care

POLST Orders Help Patients Advocate for Their End-of-Life Care

My grandfather did not want to die. From hospital to home, back to hospital and finally to hospice, he angrily…

5 tips for eating to age well

5 tips for eating to age well

Environmental Nutrition Newsletter If you want to keep a sharp mind and able body as you age, it takes a…