Will Fat Senior Women Ever Be Serenaded?

I take several weekly walks with my dog in the small lakeside community where I currently reside. Many people here are walkers. Some, like me, walk alone, some walk with friends and then there are the couples. What I notice here, where the demographic is predominantly senior, is that those senior women who do walk … Read more

The Beauty and Joy of Growing Old Together

People who think love is just for the young aren’t paying attention. In fact, seniors are often happier in their romantic relationships than people a generation or two younger. That’s especially true if they’re long-time partners anticipating a 40th, 50th or even 60th celebration of their time together. Among older adults, those who’ve journeyed together … Read more

Family Estrangement, Sadly A Growing Phenomenon

Family Rejection can take on many forms. A mother may reject a daughter. A father may reject a son. The daughter and son may reject their parents. Siblings may reject one another. Whatever the players involved, family estrangement is a growing phenomenon coupled with pain, loneliness, a feeling of betrayal, and stigma. No one affected … Read more

The Gardening and Longevity Connection

The gardening and longevity connection, is it real? Well, consider this. In parts of Japan, Greece, Sardinia and Costa Rica, it’s common for people to live into their 90s and even their 100s. These “centenarian centers” feature a mostly plant-based diet, moderate exercise regime, and a strong social support system. And there’s one other thing: … Read more

Why Are Seniors Going Back To School?

Many college students are bright, young and eager. But these days a new group of people is joining the college crowd. They’re also bright and eager, but they’re not young. Across North America, more and more seniors are going back to school. Wheras employers may sometimes be unenthusiastic to hiring the senior demographic, academic facilities … Read more

Does Medical Marijuana Hold Promise for Dementia Patients?

Medical Marijuana Provides Hope to Dementia Researchers and Patients Many times I watched helplessly as my mother who was diagnosed with dementia was administered psychotropic drugs to control her agitation. I advocated for her constantly but you can’t as a layperson argue with a physician about the best treatments. You don’t understand the disease. You … Read more

What is Your Subjective Age?

We’ve all heard the saying, “You’re as young as you feel” or “You’re only as old as you feel.” Well, those sayings are proving to be true. Subjective Age is proof positive that you’re only as young or old as you feel. Scientific studies have demonstrated that Subjective Aging,  defined as how young or how … Read more

Code Stroke In Hospital

My personal experience with “code stroke” took place in an operating theatre undergoing aneurysm surgery. While surgeons worked to wire a larger aneurysm, a second smaller one ruptured. What should have been a two-day stay in hospital stretched into 6 weeks, in and out of ICU with a 2-week stay in the Stroke Rehabilitation Ward. … Read more