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Memory Care Checklist: What to Look for, What to Ask — Jun 06, 2014
Choosing the right residential care facility is hard, and choosing the right memory care facility is even harder. Here are some questions to ask to help make the decision ...
Nursing Home, Assisted Living, or Independent Living? — Jan 29, 2014
The first step to finding the perfect living situation for your loved one is to decide what type of residential care facility is the best fit. There are five main types: ...
9 Healthy Grab-and-Go Breakfasts — Jul 16, 2013
Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but sometimes in all the hustle and bustle of getting out the door, it's easier to grab a latte on the road or skip b...
Healthy Cheese — Mar 18, 2013
Cheese gets a lot of bad press for clogging arteries and packing on the pounds. But just because you shouldn't eat an entire platter of Paula Deen's cheese balls doesn't me...
Exercise and Vitamin D May Help Prevent Falls — May 30, 2012
Want to help a loved one age in place? Try signing him or her up for an exercise program and adding a multivitamin to the daily regimen. According to a new report from the...
New Stem Cell Method: Hope for Heart Failure Patients? — May 23, 2012
Scientists in Israel have figured out a way to turn human skin cells into healthy heart cells, which could lead to a whole new method of treating heart failure. Lior Gepst...
Train Brain to Stop Pain? — May 21, 2012
Been told your chronic pain is all in your mind? It might actually be true, according to G. Lorimer Moseley, professor of clinical neurosciences at University of South Aust...
10 Nuts With Super-Healing Powers — May 16, 2012
Think that handful of mixed nuts is just empty calories? Think again: Nuts are nutritional powerhouses, packed with fiber, protein, good fats, and key vitamins and minera...
Failing Memory? Try Making Stuff Up — May 14, 2012
Ever heard of TimeSlips? It's a novel (if not new) way of communicating with people with dementia, based on storytelling instead of memories. NPR reported on a recent sess...
Forget Car Trouble, Wheelchair Trouble Is Increasing — May 09, 2012
Having a car break down is a lot of things: Frustrating. Irritating. Expensive. Having a wheelchair break down? Try hazardous and potentially life-threatening. According ...