Creative Eldering: Sleep Well For Your Health

For centuries, people in all cultures have developed lullabies to encourage sleep, especially for infants and children. Adults find them pleasurable and effective as well. In 1849, Johannes Brahms composed a beautiful lullaby that has endured for almost two centuries. His relaxing lullaby is very popular and, of course, is available in many different styles […]

Ankle Mobility: Improve the Way You Move

By Cate Reade, MS, RD ~ Joints allow movement to happen. Imagine how far you would get walking down the street without ankles or knees. It would look like a lot Laurel & Hardy’s “March of the Wooden Soldiers!” If hips were out of the picture, we would look more like pogo sticks hopping up […]

Local docs warn about dangers of vaping during flu season

By Nancy Bostrom ~ If you think vaping is bad for your heart and your lungs, a new study shows it can also up your chances of getting the flu, especially if you are a woman. As we enter the official flu season, local doctors with American Family Care (AFC) are warning patients about the […]

Vaccines older adults need

By Emily Cheshire, DNP, MS, BS ~ Did you skip your flu shot last year? You are not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that about 30% of people 65 and older chose not to get a flu shot last year. And that’s just the tip of the proverbial vaccination iceberg. […]

Creative Eldering – Digestive Discomfort

Do you wonder if your digestive system is working well?   Do you have heartburn, indigestion, gas, bloating, belching, constipation, diarrhea, or irregular bowel movements? These are all symptoms of an unhappy digestive system.

Mental Health Partners Opens “The Living Room”

A New Level-of-Care at 24/7 Walk-in Crisis Center & Addiction Services Facility ~ Mental Health Partners (MHP) is excited to announce the opening of The Living Room at our 24/7 Walk-in Crisis Center & Addiction Services facility, located at 3180 Airport Rd. in Boulder, CO. The relocation of MHP’s Transitional Residential Treatment program to Warner House this summer provided […]

Low grip strength linked to impaired cognition, memory loss in older Americans

ANN ARBOR––For older Americans, poor handgrip may be a sign of impaired cognition and memory, a new study suggests.   Researchers from the University of Michigan and North Dakota State University followed nearly 14,000 participants from the 2006 Health and Retirement Study, age 50 and older, for eight years. 

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Statement on New Research Uncovering How Blood Pressure Affects Brain Health

Washington, D.C. (August 22, 2019) – UsAgainstAlzheimer’s today released the following statement regarding new research led by University College London, which found that high blood pressure in midlife affects brain health through blood vessel damage in the brain but has no association with amyloid protein levels.

Benefits in Action

The National Council on Aging and Benefits in Action have teamed up to bring you Colorado’s newest Benefits Enrollment Center. As a Benefits Enrollment Center, we screen Medicare beneficiaries for income-based subsidies through state and federal agencies.

Creative Eldering: What You (Probably) Didn’T Know About Strokes

You have probably read quite a few articles about strokes, stroke symptoms, and stroke risks. Probably several interesting stroke related facts have escaped your attention, and it is likely that you have not read much about stroke prevention. One sadly interesting fact is that 34% of people hospitalized for strokes were below 65 years in […]

5 questions for your doctor: are memory issues a concern?

If you or a loved one have concerns about memory loss or other unexplained changes in behavior, getting an expert opinion from your family doctor is an important first step in understanding how to proceed.

Joint Function: The First Step to Better Mobility

By Cate Read, MS, RD ~ When it comes to better balance and mobility, muscles get all the glory while joints are largely overlooked. This is a big mistake! Yes, muscles are the motors that do the moving but without joints, movement simply can’t happen.

Ask the Expert: Vision Health as You Age

Many people tend to expect their eyesight to decline with age – perhaps requiring a stronger eyeglass prescription or “readers” to scan the daily paper.  And while some changes to vision are linked to age, there are some steps we can all consider to help our eyes stay as healthy as possible.    Dr. Linda Chous, OD, […]

The good, the bad and the ugly about cognitive function

Reputable scientists are excited about how certain brain nutrients may improve brain health, even in people with moderate-to-severe Alzheimer’s dementia  ~ First, the bad news. Approximately 5.5 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer’s dementia, which accounts for about 70 percent of total dementia cases. The risk of dementia doubles every five years after age 60, […]

Creative Eldering: Taking The Inflammation Bull By The Horns

If you know or think you are suffering from inflammation, have hope! In my book YOUR BODY CAN TALK, second edition, there are over 100 natural, noninvasive self-care measures on pages 324 and 325 that you could explore to assist you in overcoming inflammation. You may also want to reference chapter 7 in YOUR AGING […]

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