An elderly couple smiling and waving at a tablet screen, enjoying a video call in a garden setting. the man is wearing glasses and a blue shirt; the woman is in a colorful blouse.

Today, there are many ways to stay in touch with the elders we love. That’s a good thing because research suggests that older adults who are socially engaged enjoy greater happiness and a sense of purpose. Those who are isolated and lonely are at a higher risk of depression, heart disease, obesity, and Alzheimer’s. But…

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An elderly couple smiles as they look at a tablet together; the woman is wearing a gray sweater, and the man is in a tie and cardigan. they are seated comfortably on a sofa.

If your loved one suddenly developed difficulty with speaking, he or she probably has aphasia, typically from a stroke or traumatic brain injury. Slow or garbled speech can be frustrating for everyone. Recovery is enhanced by following the advice of speech and occupational therapists. Your support is invaluable in terms of bolstering self-worth and confidence.…

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Three smartwatches with flexible displays in green, blue, and red bands showing different apps related to health and communication on their screens.

The makers of smartwatches are now designing products for older adults. And they just may have come up with an acceptable alternative to the standard “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” pendant. Perhaps you’ve tried to get your loved one to wear a personal emergency response system (PERS) pendant—only to hear, “No. I don’t…

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Welcome to our new website and my inaugural blog post! It is spring, my favorite time of year and the season of new beginnings. I look forward to sharing the writing of some of my favorite authors in this space, as well as news about how we as aging adults approach the challenges we encounter with grace, determination and humor.

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