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Pilates and the Mind-Body Connection

By Michelle Porter Tiernan Pilates is an exercise for all ages. No one illustrated that better than creator Joseph Pilates. He practiced and taught the exercise he developed well into his mid-80s while sporting a physique of a man half … Continue reading

People With Alzheimer’s at High Risk of Falls and Injury

Falls are a leading cause of broken hips and other serious injuries in the elderly, and those with Alzheimer’s are at particularly high risk of falling. Problems with vision, perception and balance increase as Alzheimer’s advances, making the risk of … Continue reading

Senior-Friendly Fitness Close to Home

By Michelle Porter Tiernan Exercise is not only good for your body; it’s good for your brain. Physical activity encourages regular brain functions and helps keep the brain active. A study by the University of Washington found regular exercise reduces … Continue reading

Suggesting a Memory Screening

By Kevin Gault It can be a touchy moment: You notice changes in a loved one’s cognitive abilities, want to suggest screening for possible memory deficit, but aren’t sure how to go about doing that. If that sounds like a … Continue reading

What should I look for in a Long-Term Care Insurance Policy?

Choosing benefits and understanding reimbursement: Long-term care insurance policies work like any insurance policy: you pay a premium, which is based on your age when you apply and is projected to stay the same year after year, and in return … Continue reading

Memory Loss

What is Memory Loss? Memory loss is unusual forgetfulness that can be caused by brain damage due to disease or injury, or it can be caused by severe emotional trauma. Possible Causes of Memory Loss: Aging Alzheimer’s disease Other forms … Continue reading