Finding Wisdom in Toys
I'm a serious person who was born to parents that shared a philosophy of not taking life too seriously. My mother often wondered "what had happened" to me to make me so sober and she resolved to surround me with songs, corny jokes, and toys at every holiday. Most of the Halloween decorations I own: wind up Vampires, glowing ghosts, scraggly vultures, and pop up screechers are gifts from her. Throughout my life I've had ambivalence about that bounty but this year, when mother transitioned to assisted living revealing a sudden frailty, I unwrapped these old toys with new appreciation.
5 Myths about Aging
Boomers are changing what we have culturally believed about growing old. We're putting our own twist on everything from compression socks to adaptive home designs. Together with advances in science and technology we're expanding America's ideas of what's possible in later years. We're living at home longer, staying fit longer, and dressing in jeans---- regardless of our age. Yet some stereotypes about aging persist. This blog is my attempt to bust the top five.
Teas for Longevity, Wellness, and Cognitive Health
Is tea in your daily diet? If not you're missing out on powerful health benefits from green, black, and some herbal varieties. Tea protects against cardiovascular disease and diabetes and eases digestion. It cleanses the liver, offers strong prevention against cognitive decline and boosts immunity. Once used as a currency, tea holds value today as a health supplement. Since 2737 BC humans have consumed tea and now recent studies corroborate most of the health advantages professed throughout the years.
Digital Library for Family Caregivers Living With Dementia- Lewy Body Dementia
Take a look at your watch. Every 66 seconds someone is learning that they have dementia. Over 5 million people live with the condition in the USA. In this installment of the digital library you'll find stories of families and loved ones helping someone who has Lewy Body dementia. If you love someone or know someone challenged by that condition my hope is that this library will bring you comfort and assure you that, though your experience is unique, others recognize what you're going through and can understand.