We need to hear well before the voice is silenced by the disease
By Mike Good for Next Avenue
(Editor’s Note: This is the eighth in a series examining and interpreting a commonly used “bill of rights” for dementia patients.)
People with Alzheimer’s or other dementia are an invaluable part of our society. Millions of them are brilliant,
Despair turns to hope during a humdrum trip to the grocery store
By Peter Gerstenzang for Next Avenue
A few mornings ago, I saw a reflection of myself and had to summon every bit of strength to keep from shrieking. What was staring back at me, from a darkened winter window, was sad, morally repugnant and just plain creepy.
As I caught a glimpse of myself
Learn how to prevent falls and properly use canes and walkers
September is Fall Prevention Month. Celice Stancil, physical therapy department director at Salina Presbyterian Manor, will demonstrate safety tips when walking and proper use of assistive devices such as walkers and canes to help prevent falls.
College students and older adults become ‘pals’ in this creative arts program
By Linda Bernstein for Next Avenue
“Whom would I meet? What would I say? Would I seem dorky?” These were Rena Berlin’s concerns before she met her Partner in Art Learning, the new “pal” she’d been matched with through a program that pairs a college student with an older
Our relationship is different from our parents’ but just as lasting
By Candy Schulman for Next Avenue
When I mention I recently celebrated my 40th wedding anniversary, friends stare incredulously as if to say, “How is that possible?” I joke that I was a child bride in an arranged marriage, sold with a dowry to the highest bidder. The truth is I
They are getting a lot of attention and may even be good for you
By Maureen Callahan for Next Avenue
In the never-ending parade of new food products that make headlines every year, there are always a few that catch on and become trendy, almost fashionable. They are options that beg to be included in any healthy diet.
The question is: Are they worth