Men's Health Month 2016

Posted June 21, 2016
Men's Health Month 2016
Traditionally, every June is National Men’s Health Month in the United States. Senior Living Experts wants to help men live longer, healthier lives. Men’s Health Statistics Keep in mind that the leading causes of death in America, in no particular order, are cancer, vascular disease, suicide, and diabetes. Men live an average of 5 years less than women Over half of “premature” deaths in men are preventable Men are less likely than women to make preventative doctor visits than women (50% fewer) Half of all men will experience cancer during their life Men tend to have higher “at risk” lifestyles ...
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New Old Age: The Caregiver's Bookshelf

Posted April 23, 2013
 New Old Age shares a new book  I wanted you to see...   image source The Retirement Home, Alive With Intrigue By PAULA SPAN “Who in the hell wants dinner at 5:30?” wonders Rachel Silverman, a sharp Boston lawyer who has mysteriously washed up in the fictional Pine Haven Retirement Community in the nonfictional Fulton, N.C. To continue reading the article click HERE SOURCE
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New Old Age: The Caregiver's Bookshelf

Posted March 20, 2013
New Old Age shares another book to add to your caregiving collection where architect Deborah Pierce shows us accessible design can look amazing too.       Source: Amazon, $18.45   The Unobstructed Home By PAULA SPAN The houses photographed for Deborah Pierce’s book, “The Accessible Home: Designing for All Ages & Abilities,” look so inviting that I want to move in. To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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New Old Age: Family Relationships

Posted February 26, 2013
Here's a follow up I wanted to share from a recent New Old Age feature on our blog...  A therapist shares insight on how he helped others work through their pain in losing a loved one.  For Traumatized Caregivers, Therapy Helps By JUDITH GRAHAMI recently wrote about caregivers who experienced symptoms of traumatic-like stress, and readers responded with heart-rending stories. Many described being haunted by distress long after a relative died.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Book Feature: The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers.

Posted February 19, 2013
A book suggested by New Old Age to help ease the separation for Caregivers when a loved one is lost.  Buy it on Amazon for $10.17 For Some Caregivers, the Trauma Lingers By JUDITH GRAHAM Recently, I spoke at length to a physician who seems to have suffered a form of post-traumatic stress after her mother’s final illness. There is little research on this topic, which suggests that it is overlooked or discounted. But several experts acknowledge that psychological trauma of this sort does exist.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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New Old Age: End of Life Care

Posted December 11, 2012
I wanted to share these helpful resources for caregivers needing direction.    Training Needed for Home Care Is Lacking By JUDITH GRAHAM  “H” from Chicago, I heard you when you joined a lively discussion over hospice at home here a couple of weeks ago and asked, “where can family members get the training to do all the nursing tasks?” To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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AARP: 5 Must-Read Job-Hunting Books (for over 50)

Posted October 19, 2012
I've been featuring a lot of books lately, huh?  It seems like I keep bumping into some great ones and mostly those featured on AARP -- such a great source!  Today they are all about finding a job when you've maybe already had an entire career.  Should you find yourself in this position, hang in there as these points of reference are sure to give you an edge.  Enjoy the weekend! These key books will guide boomers on the path to career reinvention by: Christina Lanzito | from: AARP Looking for a job is tough at any age. When you're over ...
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Alzheimer Book Recommendations

Posted October 9, 2012
Here are some more book recommendations this time from New Old Age, on helping children understand Alzheimer's.  I've included Amazon links to the two featured books. Has anyone read these yet? Books to Teach Children About Alzheimer’s By PAULA SPAN I stopped at a children’s bookshop in Manhattan last week and asked to see books on Alzheimer’s disease. The store stocked at least half a dozen, with titles like “What’s Wrong with Grandma?” and “What’s Happening to Grandpa?”   To continue reading the entire article click HERE Books on Amazon: The Memory Box, $6.95 Grandpa Has Changed, $6.99
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AARP: 6 Helpful Books for Caregivers

Posted September 28, 2012
I've included links to Amazon along with their pricing, below each picture.  One book was written by the founder of one of my favorite sources here, New Old Age!  We'd love to hear your reviews on any of these books you've read.  Have a great weekend!   Suggested reading for anyone facing the challenges of caring for a loved one by: Julie Kimball | from: AARP Caring for a parent or spouse can be thankless, heartbreaking, uplifting, exhausting and fulfilling — often all at once. The following authors, caregivers themselves, share their experiences in books filled with courage, raw emotion and no-holds-barred honesty (including ...
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New Old Age: Coping With Mild Cognitive Impairment

Posted September 14, 2012
I love to read about people so commited to generating more awareness on a topic that lacked attention!  My hope is that you find some useful information in the Q & A, provided by New Old Age.  In the fourth paragraph, I've included a link to the recently published book; you can buy it from Amazon.   Have a wonderful weekend!   By JUDITH GRAHAM About 10 to 15 percent of adults age 65 and older are believed to have mild cognitive impairment — a condition commonly characterized by memory problems, well beyond those associated with normal aging. Alarmingly, mild cognitive impairment, or ...
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