Heads Up: Prevent Brain Injury

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month so “feed your head” and read about the causes of brain injury and what you can do to prevent them. Serious risk for older adults: You don’t need to be a superhero to know that falls are the major cause of head injury in older adults. A common scenario […]

AARP Independent Living Survey

A recent AARP study shows that Baby Boomer women are talking to their aging parents about end of life issues. Few, however, are putting this information to use. The study, “Are Americans Talking with Their Parents about Independent Living: A 2007 Study Among Boomer Women,” discovered approximately two-thirds of women older than 45 have discussed […]

10 Tips for Helping Your Parents Age Safely

~ A Guest Post by Irene A. Masiello 1. Have Realistic Expectations: America’s health care system is extremely overburdened; we must be proactive in all aspects of healthcare. Assist your parent by keeping a close tab on prescription & over-the-counter medications. 2. Recognize & Adjust for Diminishing Vision, Hearing or Thinking: Any lessening in faculties […]