Is Pickle Juice a Remedy For Leg Cramps?

    Cramps = a common and annoying ailment. Leg cramps, aka Charley Horses, the most common variety, can stop you in your tracks. The older you get, the more susceptible you are to cramping. Some cramp sufferers assert that nothing knocks out a cramp like pickle juice. Does it logically follow that older adults … Read more

Is Your Walking Speed Telling You Something?

People walk more slowly as they get older. It’s natural. There are a number of things seniors can’t do as quickly as they used to. But what does your walking speed say about you and is your walking speed telling you something? Some folks slow down more than others. It’s not just random. Studies show … 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

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

Why Is Mobility So Important For Seniors?

As we age, our Mobility takes on increasing importance. No one wants their ability to move about compromised, much less lose it entirely. One of the most upsetting issues affecting seniors and usually one of the first things to impact mobility is the loss of one’s driver’s license. Governments have taken notice that seniors are … Read more