How To Have More Good Days

Chronic pain not only affects the body, but it also affects emotions, relationships, and the mind. It can cause anxiety and depression, which can worsen the pain. These tips can help you cope with the changes accompanying growing older and live life to the fullest. Exercise – while it may seem counterintuitive, movement helps reduce Read More

Can A Puzzle A Day Keep Dementia at Bay?

January is National Puzzle Month Put simply, a puzzle poses a problem to be solved. The problem-solving process is a cognitive exercise –Puzzles do have therapeutic value! Simple puzzles open the door for reminiscing and discussing fond memories, in addition to having a good sense of accomplishment when the last piece is placed. Each person Read More

Long Term Care Insurance? Don’t wait too long to use your benefits

Under most long-term care policies, you are eligible for benefits when you can’t do at least 2 out of six “Activities of daily living”, called ADLs on your own or suffer from Dementia or other cognitive impairment. Many policyholders delay utilizing benefits for many reasons: fear of the unknown, wanting to maintain control over their Read More

Why Cooking Makes Us Feel Nostalgic

Cooking and following family tradition makes us nostalgic, especially over holidays, family gatherings, and other traditional events. Growing up, I always loved my mom’s and aunt Josie’s cooking. Sadly, I lost my mother this past October and I really started to learn and appreciate those old recipes. Last week my sister, Aunt Em, niece, and Read More