Lifestyle Tips for Preventing Cognitive Decline as You Age

By Dr. Chad Larson, NMD, DC, CCN, CSCS  ~ The best way to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease is to take preventative measures aimed at decreasing cognitive decline. Prevention should start early to minimize risk, and a healthful lifestyle geared toward cognitive support is an important component. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type […]

Be Aware: Stay Safe Around Denver’s Waterways, While Outdoors

Denver Department of Public Health & Environment offers tips for a safe and healthy summer ~ DENVER – The hot weather may have you craving a dip into one of Denver’s lakes or waterways or spending time in the outdoors unprotected from biting bugs. The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) wants to be […]

Alzheimer’s and extreme heat: exercise caution

As temperatures rise, extreme heat can have a significant impact on everyone’s safety, but these conditions can be especially stressful and confusing for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  “Alzheimer’s disease causes a number of changes in the brain and body that may affect the individual’s safety, including changes in sensitivity to temperatures,” said Meg […]

Eight alternative ways to keep cool without AC

Although most new cars come with a sufficient climate control system, many drivers are still having to put up with sweltering conditions while they’re out on the road. There’s nothing worse than being trapped in a hot car for a long journey, however, it’s sometimes unavoidable, especially if you’re commuting to work or going on […]

Don’t Sweat the Summer Heat: Safety Tips for Older Adults this Season

OMAHA, Neb. (July 28, 2022) – Summer means more time to relax in the sun and engage in some of our favorite outdoor activities. However, extra sunlight, high temperatures, and humidity can come with additional health risks. While too much heat is dangerous at any age, as we get older, our bodies lose the ability to […]

Safety Tips for National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month

By Andy Fiedler, Service Manager, Larry H. Miller Volkswagen Lakewood ~ Auto-related thefts – large and small – have been reported in increasing numbers and garnered more attention in the last several years. It’s rattling when you’re the victim of theft or damages related to a burglary. It seems everyone knows someone who, unfortunately, has […]

Older Adult Personal Safety Tech

By Patrick Baker ~ Longer lifespans allow us to learn and experience more of everything life has and enjoy relationships with family, friends, and loved ones. Longevity also has risks – physical and cognitive – that may require additional attention and support over time.

5 Essential Steps to Creating a Safe Home Environment for Senior Living

Making a home safe for seniors is crucial. As people age, they become more susceptible to injuries and accidents in the home. Due to this, it is vital to take extra measures to make sure your home is safe and senior-friendly.

How to Make the Grieving Process More Manageable by Honoring Your Loved One

By Camille Johnson ~ Losing a loved one causes so much pain and grief that people wonder if they will ever feel happy or normal again. The grieving process takes time, and everyone grieves in her own way. To make the process more manageable, some people focus on honoring their deceased loved one and finding […]

How to Spring Clean Like a Spring Chicken

By Michael Sweigart, Founder of FurZapper ~ Springtime is 2 months away, meaning millions of households across the country are preparing for their annual spring-cleaning session where they deep clean every inch of their home. But for older adults, taking a dive into the deepest and darkest crevices of their house isn’t always easy. Mobility […]

Lighthouse Guild Offers Tips for Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide, affecting over 3 million people in the United States alone. It is often called the silent thief of sight because it robs people of vision slowly and without early symptoms. However, regular eye exams can lead to early diagnosis and help prevent vision loss. January […]

Older Americans Are More at Risk for Health Issues Related to Social Isolation and Loneliness during Holidays

By Dr. Todd Wisser, Internal Medicine Physician with New West Physicians ~ We’re heading into the holiday season, which is often embraced as a time to get together with friends and family to celebrate traditional holidays. However, what can be a joyous time for some, may be difficult for older adults who are more vulnerable […]

Ways to Ward Off the Winter Blues and Stay Well This Holiday Season

Tips for taking care of your mental and emotional health from the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment ~ DENVER – For many, the holidays are a time of joy and celebration. For others, the holiday season brings an increase in stress and feelings of anxiety, frustration, tiredness, or loneliness. Studies show that nearly […]

How to Help Parents & Grandparents Leave the Empty Nest

Vacating the family home can be hard for many older Americans who are still living in a large house that was once bustling with family activity, but is now just too big to manage. Although it may be difficult to leave all the memories behind, the move to a smaller home can be an exciting […]

Health Tips to Reduce Risks of Age-Related Eye Diseases

September is Healthy Aging Month ~ NEW YORK (September 03, 2021) — As people age, they are at higher risk for certain eye diseases and conditions that can cause low vision and impact quality of life. These include age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. September is Healthy Aging Month and a great time […]

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