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How to Thaw Winter’s Grip on Arthritic Joint Pain

Can you predict the weather by whether your arthritis flares up or not? If so, you’re not alone. Nearly 68 percent of respondents to a Harvard Medical School survey said that they were sure changes in the weather affected their chronic pain, according to Arthritis Foundation of WA. Every 10-degree drop in temperature …
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How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

We’ve all felt rejuvenated after a good night’s sleep or endured miserable days following a night spent tossing and turning. Sleep, or the lack of it, profoundly affects your life, often in ways you may not even realize. Adequate sleep is a key component of a healthy lifestyle. Quality sleep is the world’s …
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Preventative Tips and Tricks for Healthy Aging

People who make certain healthy lifestyle choices significantly reduce their risk for illnesses, according to research led by Johns Hopkins. In this 8-year study of 6,200 men and women, researchers found people who engage in four specific behaviors reduced their risk for premature death from all causes by an astonishing 80 percent. Those …
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Assisted Living vs. Memory Care

If your family member requires a supportive environment for daily living, you can choose among several types of residential settings. Two of the most popular options, assisted living and memory care, share a number of services and amenities. They also have significant differences that are important to understand. What do you need to …
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Holiday Safety Tips

For many people, the winter holidays represent one of the most joyous times of the year. Getting together with friends and family members, enjoying good food and drink, and reminiscing about memories provide a source of inspiration and cheer for people around the world. However, the holiday season can also pose dangers, including …
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7 Reasons Having a Pet Can Be Good for Your Health

Want a fun and healthy retirement? Get a pet. Here are seven reasons owning a pet in retirement is beneficial to your health: 1. Pets provide companionship. The person who has a pet is never without a friend. Whether it’s someone to talk to or take on a walk, pets provide companionship. Some of …
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Help Manage Dementia Side Effects with Essential Oils

Although there is currently no known cure for dementia, there are certain steps a person can take to ease the symptoms associated with the condition. For instance, essential oils have been a useful resource for many generations (even before they were called “essential oils”) to help dementia patients and their caretakers. Essential oils, …
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