The Brain and Nutrition – preventing Alzheimer’s Diease

Many of us know already about Alzheimer’s Disease and its effects on the brain.  While we may think of it abstractly as a part of growing older, when it begins to threaten our own cognitive functions it becomes much more serious. According to the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation Alzheimer’s is a “progressive, neurodegenerative disease” and … Continued

Mindful Meditation Reduces Loneliness in Older Adults

PITTSBURGH—For older adults, loneliness is a major risk factor for health problems — such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer’s — and death. Attempts to diminish loneliness with social networking programs like creating community centers to encourage new relationships have not been effective. However, a new study led by Carnegie Mellon University’s J. David Creswell offers the first … Continued

Taming Chronic Pain

Let’s examine why taming chronic pain with natural methods needs to be a national priority.In 2014, prescription opioid pain relievers killed about 19,000 people, up more than threefold since 2001. I found it especially daunting that an opioid manufacturer ran a commercial promoting the usage for pain, under the disguise of warning of the side … Continued

Supporting The Caregiver

  In 1999, I fulfilled my 2nd grade promise to take care of my Mom if she ever got sick. From personal experience, Supporting The Caregiver is as important as providing the personal care yourself. When I talk about that ‘time’ to anyone I generally say it was the worst but also the most precious … Continued

Should You Be Using Social Media To Advocate For Seniors?

    The question before you is:  Should You Be Using Social Media To Advocate For Seniors?   I just read the article: Advocating for Aging Services in a Digital World by Julie Sweetland, featured on the American Society for Aging website. She’s right.  We need to change both attitudes and perspectives, and social media both … Continued

TEN THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ACUPUNCTURE

Although acupuncture has become one of the most frequently used types of alternative medicine, there still tends to be a lot of misunderstanding and questions surrounding it.   Here are: TEN THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ACUPUNCTURE  that will help to demystify this ancient system of medicine.   Acupuncture is actually just one branch of Oriental Medicine, … Continued