Top 6 Reasons Why You Should Be Journaling

This article was posted on Seniors Guide Online. Journaling means keeping a record of your thoughts and activities. However, while journal keepers may focus on the present and record daily events, journaling moves beyond just a list of activities, like you might record in a diary or calendar. Journaling calls for more self-expression and reflection.… Continue reading Top 6 Reasons Why You Should Be Journaling

Can you boost your memory by walking backward?

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Article originally posted on Harvard Health Publishing/Harvard Medical School. A study shows that moving in reverse may help with short-term memory. Lost your car keys? Instead of retracing your steps, you might want to try walking backward to jog your memory. A study published in the January issue of Cognition found that people who walked… Continue reading Can you boost your memory by walking backward?

Late-Blooming Artists: Musician, Painter, Writer

My curiosity about aging and artistic interests started as academic. Soon, I had a personal interest developing my own artistic self. I wondered what life would look like without my profession. Working as a psychologist had been my calling, it had defined me. The older brain has capacities that actually help develop the budding, late-blooming… Continue reading Late-Blooming Artists: Musician, Painter, Writer

When Older People Walk Now, They Stay Independent Later

Millions of older people have trouble walking a quarter of a mile, which puts them at high risk of losing their mobility, being hospitalized or dying. But it’s hard to get people who are already sedentary to become more active and stay that way. In an attempt to solve that problem, researchers got people in… Continue reading When Older People Walk Now, They Stay Independent Later

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Do you know what is the No. 1 cause of injury to aging adults today? Falls. Falls result in the most emergency room visits for people as they get older. And once a senior has taken one spill, they live in fear of having more

Will Your Aging Loved One Be the Next One to Fall?

It is not unusual for a new Keeping In Touch Solutions subscriber to be the victim of a recent fall. All of a sudden they get sidelined from a broken bone and their families get more concerned that they are safe at home. So a daily check-in from a Care Caller is the answer to… Continue reading Will Your Aging Loved One Be the Next One to Fall?

3 Benefits to the Daily Constitutional and Other Daily Habits

For years I wondered what a daily constitutional was. I heard it in movies and oblique references in adult conversation and for some reason pictured an early 19th century man twirling an umbrella while strolling through the hedges in some public park. Go figure. However I now understand that the daily constitutional is a tried… Continue reading 3 Benefits to the Daily Constitutional and Other Daily Habits

4 Ways to Make Exercise Fun for Seniors

Okay, okay, okay. Every senior has heard (again and again and again) that they have to exercise. The experts suggest 150 minutes a week. Aerobic activity and muscle-strengthening activity are what is traditionally suggested for all adults. But the idea of going to the gym and working on machines and the treadmill doesn