Grandparent Scam

A Warning About the “Grandparent Scam”

In a grandparent scam, the impostor pretends to be a young relative who is in some kind of trouble and needs money right away.

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Pain catastrophizing

Pain Insights from Penn State Are Especially Relevant Today

Pain catastrophizing is a “feeling an exaggerated helplessness or hopelessness” about pain, perhaps expressed in thought patterns like “the pain is terrible and it’s never going to get any better” or “I can’t stand the pain anymore.”

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Healthy Aging

September Is Healthy Aging Month. What Does It Mean to “Age Successfully”?

September Is Healthy Aging Month. So what Does It Mean to “Age Successfully”? Everyone is different so that means everyone will experience this differently.

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Navigating Parent/Grandparent Conflicts

Navigating Parent/Grandparent Conflicts

Navigating parent/grandparent conflicts can be so fraught and difficult. “Old business” between parents and grandparents can bubble to the surface.

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mental fuzziness

Are You Feeling Mental Fuzziness As Pandemic Wanes?

Do you ever feel like you’re experiencing mental fuzziness? Experts from Northwestern University Medicine (NU) recently reported that many people are suffering from “brain haze” or “brain fog”—which can even be seen in MRI imaging!

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summer's heat waves

This Summer’s Heat Waves Affected Older Adults Disproportionally

We might not think of summer’s heat waves as an emergency on the level of hurricanes, tornadoes and blizzards, but in fact, the CDC reports that heat is the deadliest of all natural disasters in the U.S., taking more lives than all other weather events combined.

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Eight Questions About Seniors and Dehydration

This summer, much of the country has been suffering under the blistering heat. High temperatures are especially dangerous for older adults, and dehydration is one of the big factors when they experience heat-related illness. Yet even during cooler times of the year, older adults are at risk of having a less than optimal level of…

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reduce your stress

Reduce Your Stress by Resolving Conflict

Reduce your stress by resolving conflict! The emotional impact of unresolved conflict is about the same for people of every age.

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lessons learned during COVID-19

What Have Experts Learned From Seniors During the Pandemic?

The lessons learned during COVID-19 may help improve care and services for older adults going forward.

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Oral Health

June Is Oral Health Month

Medical science is learning more about the connection between oral health and overall health. Unfortunately, the health care system hasn’t kept up.

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