From the monthly archives:

November 2011

Tweet You just got home from the Thanksgiving family get-together at Mom and Dad’s house. Now that you’re pants can be zipped up again and the noise level has died down you’re thinking about a few things that you noticed while you were at your parent’s home. It seemed like there was more dust lying [...]

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Loneliness, Economy Challenge Seniors This Holiday

by Lois Etienne on November 25, 2011

in Holiday

Tweet Are you shopping today? You have more energy than I do! Are you perplexed about what to get the senior in your life this holiday season? That older adult on your shopping list may well be facing two challenges: the economy that has seniors looking for basic items they can no longer afford and [...]

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Choose Thankfulness

by Lois Etienne on November 23, 2011

in Holidays,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet This time of year we reflect on the many blessings we have…health, wealth, family, friends…but what if we lived in a place of gratitude every day? There are a lot of studies that say that you live longer if you are happy and socially active. I believe most of the contentment we find in [...]

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Tweet Every family has a story. Gathering together to share and preserve that story helps to keep the memories alive, especially for families touched by Alzheimer’s disease. Consider telling us your story for a chance to win a family reunion! Submit a story in either written or video format about your experience with a family [...]

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Part of Lupe’s Story

by Lois Etienne on November 20, 2011

in Senior Health and Safety

Tweet In the morning, I’ll be going to my friend Lupe’s memorial service. It will be interesting to hear the stories of her life. It seems so funny that this person that I knew for about ten years has many other aspects of her life that I didn’t even know about. Ten years seems like [...]

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Life is Precious

by Lois Etienne on November 16, 2011

in History,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet This had been a difficult week for me. Fifteen friends and family helped me move (hopefully the last of my lifetime!) to the house of my dreams. And that, though, exciting, was also very physically demanding, so I’m just exhausted (as I’m sure all of them are also). But then, Sunday morning I got the [...]

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Tweet A recent study found that people who were socially isolated or inactive but relaxed had a 50 percent lower risk of developing dementia compared with people who were isolated and prone to distress. The dementia risk was also 50 percent lower for people who were outgoing and relaxed compared with those who were outgoing [...]

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Tweet I’ve always been told that I can be absentminded. Early in my life I worried about it some but one day I realized that my grandmother was lucky if she had to remember a seven-digit phone number where I have at least a dozen ten-digit phone and fax numbers I keep in my brain…along [...]

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