What is Elderspeak and Am I Guilty of It?

What is Elderspeak and Am I Guilty of It?

If you are around a toddler for any length of time, you probably end up saying things like “Now Tommy, be careful when eating that; it might be too hot” or “Time to take a nap. You have been busy today.” How about when you talk to someone whose first language is not...
Secrets to Longevity: Aging in Different Cultures

Secrets to Longevity: Aging in Different Cultures

Ikaria: The Greek island of Long Life Have you ever heard of the Greek Island of Ikaria? Well they might just hold the secrets to living longer. One third of Ikaria’s population lives past the age of 90 years old. Ikaria is one of five places that is considered a blue...
8 Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Aging

8 Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Aging

You can hardly turn on the television or radio these days without hearing about the latest health fad or diet. You hear people espouse all these tremendous benefits they are receiving from these “fads”. You think to yourself, how could you get your aging loved one to...
5 Easy Ways to Prepare for Travel with Older Adults

5 Easy Ways to Prepare for Travel with Older Adults

As you sit, staring outside, watching the snow ice mix pelt the windows at a rapid rate, you think to yourself, now is the perfect time to start planning that warm weather getaway. However, your planning comes to a screeching halt when you start to think of all the...