Buddies Are Good for You

Posted October 22, 2007
I was reading my AARP magazine this morning (yeah, I joined AARP and I am only 37, but I like to know what is going on) and I came across a small article in the Your Health section about buddies and being lonely. The article said that being lonely takes a toll on the body that seems to accelerate with age.  They quoted a University of Chicago report in August's Current Direction in Psychological Science that said that in their study of college students and of adults age 50-68 that loneliness had little effect on the health of the younger ...
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Staying Connected to Someone with Memory Loss

Posted October 19, 2007
On Wednesday, Oct 24  from 6-8 pm, The Hartwell is giving a free presentation on staying connected to someone with memory loss. Daniel Kuhn, MSW the director of the Professional Training Institute of the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will describe what it's like to experience memory loss and how to help those who are living with it.  Daniel has been active in health care and aging for more than 30 years.  He has authored or co-authored more than 40 publications, including Alzheimer's Early Stages and The Art of Dementia.  I have met him a number of times, ...
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10 Moving Tips For Seniors

Posted October 16, 2007
Make the Transition Easier I read this article by Diane Schmidt on about.com and thought I would share it with you as it pertains to a lot of people who read this blog. Whether you're helping your parents move to a retirement home or with you to yours, take extra care and try to consider the following tips when assisting with their move: 1. Be kind. This may seem like a given. However, when helping to sort and pack their things, keep in mind that their eyesight and an inability to do everything they used to do can result in ...
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