Posted on December 14, 2022 - More than 133 million Americans are living with either diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects how the body turns food into energy. Normally, the body breaks down most of the food we eat into sugar (glucose) and releases it into the bloodstream. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that helps the body absorb blood glucose. Diabetes interferes with the body’s ability to produce or absorb insulin. Over time, that excess blood glucose can cause serious health problems.
Posted on December 12, 2022 - Friendships are an important part of our well-being. But how do we go about making friends or cultivating deeper friendships?
Posted on December 7, 2022 - According to the CDC, about one in four adults act as informal or unpaid caregivers for someone with a long-term illness or disability. By 2030, approximately 71 million people will be 65 years or older, so the need for caregivers will only increase. There are many different fulfilling benefits to being a caregiver. For example, many people enjoy having a meaningful purpose, feeling needed and useful, developing extended friendships and networks, and appreciating learning about life as well as themselves and others. Caregiving at the end of life can also provide an opportunity for expressing gratitude and love while finding closure.
Posted on December 5, 2022 - A new Canadian website aims to help dementia patients—along with their loved ones, caregivers, and health care providers—have the difficult conversation about when to give up driving.
Posted on November 30, 2022 - Walking through a winter wonderland is beautiful, but cold weather can be dangerous, especially for seniors. While we usually have more temperate weather than our friends in the north, it can dip into the 20s and even the teens here on occasion. From frigid temperatures to isolation, cold weather hazards are real. Here are four ways to be safe when the mercury plunges.