‘Wisdom’ Helps Older Brains Keep Pace, Study Shows Q. I notice that my elderly dad still is very bright, but he takes a while longer to process information. Is that part of aging and how can we help him keep his mind as well as his body in good shape? Here’s a study that may [...]
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Hold the Bacon! Processed Foods Increase Diabetes Risk Q. My 82-year-old father just loves bacon and has several slices every morning. Since Mom died last year, I can’t seem to get him to eat a healthier diet. Any suggestions? Widowers can take the path of least resistance – foods that they love to eat and [...]
Want to Keep the Memory Sharp? Give Up Salt, Take Fish Oil and Hit the Exercise Trail Q. The older I get the more I am concerned about avoiding dementia and keeping my memory strong. What can I do for that? Actually, there are several things to do as well as to avoid, according to [...]
Secret to Longevity: Genetics and Lifestyle Q. My friends and I were at coffee the other day and the topic of longevity came up. Half the group felt that genetics were responsible for a long life and the other half said they felt it was lifestyle. Who’s right? We’re all in our 80s so I [...]
A Senior’s Best Friend Q. My 83-year-old mother-in-law misses having a dog after her long-time pet died several months ago. She’s been asking about the possibility of getting a new canine companion. I’m worried that she can’t care for a dog. Do you think it’s worth the trouble and what can I do to help? [...]
Contracting, Volunteering Options for Active Seniors Q. I’m a 66-year-old retiree who had a successful 40-year career. I thought I’d really love retirement, but I find I miss working. Do you have any suggestions? You’re not alone in your desire to continue to put your skills to use. Research indicates that as many as 70 [...]
Clean Refrigerator Important to Senior Health Q. My 80-year-old mother never cleans out the refrigerator and I can’t help because I live too far away. I’m very concerned about her health. My husband thinks I’m worrying for no reason. Am I? Food poisoning is a very real concern at any age. There are more than [...]
Communication Key to Sharing Caregiving Duties Q. I’m a working mom whose 85-year-old mother depends on my care. I have brothers and a sister in town, but no one else pitches in to help me. I’m exhausted and becoming resentful toward my siblings. How can I get them to understand my point of view? The [...]
Seniors Never Too Old to Give Advice Q. I’m a 76-year-old man who has enjoyed teaching a night class for years. I know I’m starting to suffer from dementia, however, and I’m concerned that this will affect my performance in the classroom. Do you think that will happen and are there ways to keep my [...]
The Therapeutic Value of Music Q. Mom, who’s 80, has loved music all of her life but now doesn’t seem so interested. How can I help her renew her love of music, and does music have a therapeutic value? One great aspect of music is that it can be enjoyed throughout our lives. And music [...]