Author Archives: blessingsforseniors

New World of Health Care

Article taken from The Senior Spirit newsletter Although the good old days of seeing a family doctor are disappearing, health care is evolving so quickly that it could cause vertigo. Health clinics in local retail malls are increasing, and emergency … Continue reading

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Death and Dying..Have that Conversation!

Yesterday at a senior forum I attended there was a discussion on communication and what you want to happen when you reach your end of life times. The one absolute certainty in life (taxes aside) is if you are alive … Continue reading

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Joining the Journey

I attended a great presentation today on how to reduce hospitalization in persons with dementia. There were about 80 participants that asked very good questions. Most in attendance either had a spouse or close friend who were in varies stages … Continue reading

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Adapting to Growing Older-one mans perspective

Taken from the website http://www.humansofnewyork.com “I’m just dealing with the struggles of getting older.” “What are those?” “Oh, you know. It’s not as easy to run. Not as easy to do the things I used to do.” “What’s something that … Continue reading

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Living to 100 and Beyond

Characteristics of Centenarians A study by the Boston University School of Medicine found that centenarians varied widely in years of education (zero years to post-graduate), socioeconomic status (very poor to very rich), religion, ethnicity and patterns of diet (strictly vegetarian … Continue reading

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How to Have a Good Retirement on a Budget

Article is from the Senior Spirit newsletter. The concept of a golden retirement is a relatively new idea. It was not until the late 19th and early 20th centuries that workers started getting pensions and lived long enough to enjoy … Continue reading

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How good is your memory?

Wanted-1,000,000 people to participate in a memory study. Matthew Huentelman from T-GEN, a non-profit research facility in Phoenix, Arizona, is doing a worldwide study on how thinking and memory change as we age. Matt is looking for a range of … Continue reading

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