My doctor and I were of the same vintage, and so we moved though our life cycles together; first pregnancy, then teenagers, and then menopause.
“Fountain of youth…people are always complimenting me and I say you know, age is just a number.”
Dementia is characterized by a loss of cognitive and behavioral abilities that eventually affects the ability to perform daily tasks. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia among older adults.
Chinatown Pretty’s portraits and short interviews celebrate the fashion and lifestyles of the po-pos and gung-gungs (grandmas and grandpas) of North American Chinatowns.
Tai Chi and Qi Gong are recommended for older adults to prevent falls and improve stability. They are accessible for people with health conditions or limited mobility because they are low impact and can be done anywhere.
Is there anything better than receiving a handmade gift from someone you love, the kind where it’s clear that a lot of love and time went into the creation of it?
Polypharmacy is the use of multiple medications, usually 5-10, at the same time. This can include vitamins, over-the-counter (OTC) pills, prescriptions, and supplements.
Visual impairment and blindness increase with age, and the number of people with visual impairments is expected to greatly increase as the population of older adults is growing.
my daadi visited me in my dream last night. as with many desi families, she lived with us while i was growing up and passed away when i was in high school.
Nina Lorez Collins is the founder of What Would Virginia Woolf Do?, an online community for women over 40. She’s also the author of a book by the same name, released in 2018.
Stories by and about older women are missing from our bookshelves. These two books give us a window into how much richer our world could be if more stories like these were shared.
Elder abuse refers to either an action or a lack of action within a trusted relationship, that results in harm or distress to the older person involved. Elder abuse can manifest in many different ways.
Rays of light crept into the room and mixed with a cloud of cigarette smoke I sat on the bed and watched her rummage through a drawer in search of something
Born October 28, 1936 in Brooklyn my grams is a spunky 81 year old.
Caregiver strain refers to the physical, emotional, and financial strain that the role of caregiving can take on a person.
Growing up, I saw the adults around me as ageless. Milestones came and went, but I never noticed the passing of time in them. Getting older is something that is honored in my family.
This is our family recipe for traditional potato pierogi. This is something you can take when you need it. This is a recipe steeped in love.
Each year, one in four older adults falls, which can threaten their health, safety, and independence. Fortunately, fall prevention measures can help older adults avoid serious injuries, hospital visits, and expensive medical bills. Take the simple steps above to reduce the likelihood of falls.