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Through the years I have heard people make fun of philosophers who contemplate their navels in an ivory tower. Why an ivory tower? Maybe the lighting is better. I don’t know about you, but my belly button is a cute little “innie” and it would be hard to contemplate it properly without proper ... Views: 65
An infant is a word generally used to describe a child between the age of one month to one year.As an infant is being brought back home,a lot has to be considered in order to make sure that the life it is about to have, has to be comfortable both with it and the mother as well.Various factors ... Views: 83
Like most people, I don’t like change. Yes, change is inevitable. Yes, change is the only way to improve and grow. If people don’t change, like a soiled diaper, things begin to stink. Blah, blah, blah. I know it, I accept it, and as a self-improvement writer, I even write about it.
But it ... Views: 61
Start Preparing For Autumn and Winter
With each passing day summer slowly fades away, and autumn comes closer, and the weather will continue to grow colder, and wetter. Hence, it becomes very important to know how to dress a newborn baby properly. Keeping them safe from the elements, makes for ... Views: 36
Have The Right Newborn Clothes For The Summer
The type of clothes you dress your newborn in becomes more important than ever during the summer months because parents need to strike the right balance between exposure, and coverage. If there is too much coverage, then the baby's skin will be ... Views: 38
I’m endlessly fascinated by children in airports. As I sit, waiting patiently (sort of) at the gate for my flight, I watch children – in particular the 3 to 5 year olds – run, stumble, and climb over, through, and around anything stationary: people, suitcases, seats, recycling bins. They won’t ... Views: 63
Community living gets a bad rap, and it’s rare to encounter an older adult who’s excited about making the move. Often, the decision to downsize and leave the family home is a big barrier.Anyone who lives in a house for several years naturally forms an emotional attachment to it. Our homes are ... Views: 63
The recent “Longevity Issue” of Time Magazine held great promise—an entire issue devoted to the joy of longevity, how great! Then I read the very first article title on the cover: “The Alzheimer’s Pill: A radical new drug that could change old age.” My heart sank. My excitement vanished. Once ... Views: 83
Dad can sometimes be the hardest person to shop for, making Father's Day gifting a real challenge. Luckily, many fathers love and use tech gadgets and gear – and there are a lot of cool new items to choose from.
Here are four trendy and tech-inspired gift ideas, recommended by Marc Saltzman, ... Views: 111
A patient in chronic pain wants their pain gone. Perhaps this is easier said than done. Pain management is complex and has no certain or easy solutions. Surgery may not improve, or may even exacerbate, the pain (e.g., as in low back pain). Non-opioid pharmacological treatments may also prove ... Views: 99
Whether you are a scientist, speaker or school teacher, it’s obvious to us all that the only way you become an expert in your skill is to learn and practice exhaustively.
You also need to learn from the skills of those who have gone before you and avoid making the same mistakes your ... Views: 159
Most people grasp how crucial it is for children to not miss out on their childhood, but we often forget that it is equally crucial to not miss out on all of life, be it adolescence, middle age, old age, single life, married life, parenthood, or any other phase. Every stage is an incredible gift ... Views: 83
For women, whether we admit it or not, two potent mythical figures that course through our psychology, that of the maiden (or, in modern terms, the sexy chick) and the crone (or, the old lady). We know the maiden well: she’s the beautiful young princess.
But who is a crone? A crone is ... Views: 205
There are a number of voices that speak to you on a daily basis; including the ones you hear in training videos, television, radio and even online. If you are a professional who is serious about the expansion and growth of his or her business, it’s essential that you install a phone system with ... Views: 180
Awareness of care at home as an alternative to residential care homes is growing amongst older people and their families. Naturally therefore, when elderly people do begin to require support with their daily lives many more families are actively choosing to remain in the comfort of their own ... Views: 330
As a senior, you probably worry about taking a vacation because you feel concerned about safety, health, and money. Whether you are active and own your own home, or live in a retirement community, you can still travel well into your golden years. Check out some of these vacation spots, seniors ... Views: 327
There used to be this image of retirement that included "the country" as a setting. It was a quaint notion, expressed in terms of "I'm going to retire and move out to the country". Even the great consulting detective Sherlock Holmes eventually retired from his hectic life in London to become a ... Views: 339
We live in a world where you can educate yourself on any topic you choose, within seconds. You have a question? Google it and get your answer, simple. In fact, it’s a little too simple.
Once upon a time you would need to open a dictionary to learn the correct spelling of a word, go to a ... Views: 337
I have no intention of getting “old”. How about you? Of course, I will get chronologically older, hopefully much older but my intention is to retain the maximum physical and psychological well-being possible so that I can continue to live a productive, creative and healthy life.
Ageing well ... Views: 332
When Mama’s doctor had mentioned hospice about two years before the dementia had been diagnosed, we hadn’t been ready and neither had Mama. Granted, we, my siblings and I, had already been caregivers for our mother who hadn’t been able to take care of herself for the previous three years. But ... Views: 373
Recent changes in the employment and regulatory market have made hiring caregivers through an agency financially more difficult for families.
In response, many people have turned to the internet marketplace to essentially, ‘place an order’ for a caregiver ‘at cost’, leaving the traditional ... Views: 384
As we age we experience many more aches and pains. Some may be a natural part of aging, while others may be the result of injury. But sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint the cause of the pain. When symptoms overlap it can make diagnoses more difficult. Take wrist pain for example. There ... Views: 507
Alzheimer’s Disease International reports that in 2013 there was an estimated 44.4 million individuals with dementia globally. That number is projected to rise to 75.6 million by 2030 as the population continues to age. Although there is no cure for dementia, diagnosis can still aid in treatment ... Views: 348
Dresses for pregnant women have split into a small little fashion trade these days. But we must not overlook they pregnant women must attire contented clothes above all else. Garments for pregnant women are not constantly motherhood clothes. If you search the internet with the term Maternity ... Views: 338
We all need something to do to keep ourselves busy in retirement. After decades of having a job to go to every work day, it is easy to go stir crazy if you don't have hobbies to do in your retirement. In some cases, they may be a continuation of what you've already been doing. One characteristic ... Views: 452
Is "Retirement" The New Bad Word?
Does your heart lie to you? Do you feel your age? Most people don't. I feel 28 until I look in the mirror. Then I suffer from PTSD!
We get so busy living our lives, trying to stuff as much as we can into each day! Time is just flying by too fast, (and goes ... Views: 391
As loved ones age, it is important to give them the care they need to live safe and enjoyable lives at a time when health problems or physical limitations may be a factor. An assisted living center can often provide the peace and fulfillment that elders appreciate and need at this time of their ... Views: 450
Although providing care for grandchildren on a temporary basis is commonplace, there is a growing number who are now substantially responsible for raising them on a longer term basis.
Usually, this is because their children have found themselves in a situation where they are unable to care ... Views: 448
Currently, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, and 1 out of 3 seniors in America will die from some sort of dementia. These numbers are staggering in and of themselves, but these are only a small fraction of the people whose lives are impacted by Alzheimer's and dementia. ... Views: 556
Are you taking your eyes for granted despite all they do for you?
Your eyes allow you to relate to people, live your life independently and enjoy many of the beauties of the world. But it's easy to take them for granted until it's too late to do much to help them . . .
Velva didn't. In her ... Views: 597
Aging is an unavoidable fact of life that we will all face at some point. Once you start reaching the age of 60 and beyond, your body will no longer be as forgiving as it once was. Typical daily practices that you would take for granted may seem a little more difficult than they once were, which ... Views: 567
You might not be surprised to know that seniors require more care than children due to the numerous ailments, the medications that must be carefully measured, and the amount of supervision that some medical conditions require.
What you might be surprised about is the variety of options your ... Views: 501
When many people think about elderly care, they automatically assume that all facilities are like institutionalized nursing homes. While dependent patients may require the additional attention that elders at a nursing home receive, this type of setting was deemed no longer acceptable to the ... Views: 431
When people come into my office complaining of widespread aches and muscle pain, dizziness, brain fog, balance issues, severe fatigue or auto-immune and neurological disorders, one of the first things I look for is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS).
What are the causes of MCS ... Views: 449
After decades of actively working in a profession, most people expect retirement to be an exercise in endless relaxation. Many retirees are shocked to discover that retirement is frequently boring. All the hours they used to devote to their job can’t be filled up with their old hobbies. There ... Views: 455
8 Things To Consider When Living With Elders
Photo courtesy of Encompass Home Health & Hospice via Pinterest
Old age manifests changes in a person’s life. During this stage, an elder needs care, love, and support from his friends and family, as well as special needs depending on their ... Views: 468
It's amazing how much damage we do to our skin simply by the way we handle it. Here are a few simple small steps to take that reap big benefits in your quest for ageless achievement.
1. Learn to keep your hands off your face, unless you're applying skin care products or doing facial ... Views: 819
Getting old is a frightening prospect. Most of us worry we’ll no longer be able to enjoy life and instead face one frustration after another. But it doesn’t have to be that way. As many spunky and vital seniors testify, with the right attitude and a strategic approach to healthy living, your ... Views: 640
By Frosty Wooldridge
“Cultures have long heard wisdom in non-human voices: Apollo, god of music, medicine and knowledge, came to Delphi in the form of a dolphin. But dolphins, which fill the oceans with blipping and chirping, and whales, which mew and caw in ultramarine jazz - a true rhapsody ... Views: 555
By Frosty Wooldridge
Today, you may take a trip to Disney World for the ride of a lifetime. A quick excursion on a Caribbean cruise promises to whisk you away from the world’s troubles. Drug stores offer pills to cure your headaches, insomnia and sexual dysfunction. A gleaming car races ... Views: 354
I enjoy outings with my granddaughters and teaching them things. However there are times I find I learn something valuable from THEM. The girls and I went shopping for a birthday gift for their mom (we picked out a handbag) and I bought Rosannah and Briannah matching Easter dresses. In fact each ... Views: 588
I love trees. When I was a young girl I liked to climb in any tree that would hold my skinny, little body. My favorite was a mulberry tree in our backyard. Sometimes I would take my dolls up with me. I was a bit of an anomaly, a tomboy who liked dolls. I guess I thought my vinyl children would ... Views: 721
Big Data and Aging
In this time of fast paced change, it is easy to lose sight of the bigger picture of life- because we have a wealth of fine tuned and distracting minute data poured forth upon us. Google, Amazon, EBay- all are responsible for generating reams of information on the public ... Views: 898
Drugs for the Elderly
Drug treatment has advanced rapidly since the early days of using penicillin and morphia. We now have a plethora of options for many conditions that hitherto would have shortened life expectancy. But this variety of options is now responsible for creating problems as much ... Views: 643
The Myth of Elderly Care
There has been much discussion about the rising cost of care for our aging population. We read about peoples’ life savings being swallowed up and leaving incapacitated pensioners without support at a time when they are least able to negotiate for better ... Views: 671
Have you ever wished you had a “refresh” button for your life?
We acquire a fair amount of knowledge from study and personal experience, but at times it seems all it takes are a few setbacks, and poof, we revert to our old bad habits.
It happened to me.
I was in a car accident a year ... Views: 641
Now that I’m in my 50’s, I realize more and more that aging is an unconscious process and creeps up on you when you least expect it. Even though I feel healthy and take care of myself physically, there is always something showing up to remind me of my age. As I began my 50’s, my eyesight began ... Views: 375
Have you ever had one of those days where you think, “I wish I knew how to do this, or I wish I would have gone there, or I wish I would have tried doing that?”
Whether it is something like rock climbing, or learning a language, or getting a degree, it is never too late to do it. If there is ... Views: 916
“LOVE AFTER LOVE
The time will come when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was yourself.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back ... Views: 774
After seven decades of living, it’s apparent to me that there are lots of myths floating around about aging. Indeed, aging is an inescapable body thing, but it need not affect your passion for life. When you bring alertness to your day, with the intent of savoring your experiences like a child, ... Views: 1143