We are all aging, every day, and there is nothing we can do about that (at least not yet). BUT there are many things we can do that determine HOW we age and how long we live. Only a small amount of our longevity is determined by genetics (estimated to
We have all likely heard by now that if you have diabetes you also have an increased risk of heart disease. But what you might not know is that if you have diabetes (especially poorly controlled) your risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s is also increased. A growing body of research
When parents decide it is time to move to simpler living, whether it be into a senior community or just into a smaller, more manageable house, the question of what to do with all that stuff steps into our thoughts like a the proverbial elephant in the room.
My preferred nomenclature was just plain “Grandma.” Because my name is Angie, my four daughters thought “Grangie” would be fitting. I didn’t love this one. Ultimately, my first granddaughter chose my name: “Mah Gah.” I was concerned initially that her swapping syllables from “Grandma” to “Mah Gah” might indicate early
Time is marching on, despite my best efforts to slow it down. Larkin graduated from Enloe High School last week, and leaves for Virginia Tech in August. I am filled with joy and despair, often simultaneously, laughing through my tears, trying desperately to enjoy every minute with him and yet
In celebration of Work/Life hiring a new Elder Care Consultant, Kim Andreaus, I am posting this blog I wrote on tips for growing old with grace! George Vaillant, author of Aging Well, uses the long-term longitudinal Study of Adult Development (2002) to suggest six traits for growing old with grace.