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Retirement – Top 5 Things To Know

July 19th, 2012 (No Comments)

What do you think of when you hear the word retirement? Financial freedom, not working, relaxing, traveling the world?  Retirement age has long been defined as those age 65 and older.   As the baby boomer generation head into their senior years, they are leading a demographic shift in the retirement age and painting a brand [...]

Elder Abuse – Recognizing the Warning Signs

June 27th, 2012 (No Comments)

We began our Elder Abuse Awareness Series with Elder Abuse – Stopping It Begins With Awareness and defined the different types of abuse.  This post will provide information on recognizing the warning signs. Recognizing Warning Signs of Elder Abuse According to the California Department of Justice, elder abuse victims often suffer in silence, unwilling to seek [...]

Anti-Aging or Healthy Aging?

June 21st, 2012 (No Comments)

One of the most successful marketing terms of all times has to be “anti-aging”. Put an anti-aging label on most any product, and it flies off the shelves.  Is it possible to look your best without spending beau coup money on anti-aging products or going under the knife?  ABSOLUTELY! Sure, anti-aging creams may help with [...]

Elder Abuse – Stopping It Begins with Awareness

June 14th, 2012 (No Comments)

What is Elder Abuse? In observance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2012, we will begin our awareness series with defining the different types of elder abuse.   According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), elder abuse is a term referring to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any [...]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is Friday, June 15th!

June 13th, 2012 (No Comments)

Mark your calendars and prepare to take a stand with us!  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is on Friday, June 15th, 2012… As the rate of elder abuse continues to rise, it remains one of the most under recognized and under reported crimes.  Unlike with the occurrence of domestic violence and child abuse, there has been [...]

Are You Experiencing Caregiver Burnout?

May 21st, 2012 (No Comments)

Most of us have days when we feel tired, irritable, overwhelmed, or unappreciated; when the dozen balls we keep in the air go unnoticed, not to mention rewarded; when it’s all we can do just to drag ourselves out of bed.  Oftentimes we shrug it off and say it’s just stress.  But, if you find [...]

Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

May 14th, 2012 (No Comments)

Everyone becomes forgetful from time to time, especially as they get older. More than half of people over age 65 experience at least some age-related forgetfulness.  But when that forgetfulness becomes more and more regular, starts disrupting daily life, and is accompanied by changes in mood and personality, you may begin to wonder, could it [...]

Welcome to our Aging with Grace Blog!

February 28th, 2012 (No Comments)

Welcome to our new Aging with Grace Blog!  This is where we will connect with you to share information and tips on healthy aging, chronic disease management, and advice on maintaining a vibrant, thriving, and fulfilling senior lifestyle.  Our goal is to be informative, educational, and at times entertaining, so happy reading!

What is Home Care?

February 28th, 2012 (No Comments)

What is Home Care? The term home care describes two very different types of care: Home Health Care is skilled nursing care and is provided by licensed medical professionals, for which you need a prescription. Non-Medical Home Care, such as personal care, homemaker, or companionship services are provided by professional caregivers. Home care that seniors [...]

Thriving in the “Third Act of Life”

February 28th, 2012 (No Comments)

7 Secrets That Will Ensure You Live a Thriving, Vibrant, and Fulfilling “Third Act of Life” As we age, is it inevitable that our bodies and minds will deteriorate rapidly as we live out our “Third Act of Life”? The answer is a resounding, NO! Below is a summary of seven secrets learned from my [...]