How to Sleep Better

Good sleep, we are told, is essential to allow our brains to function effectively and clear out the chaotic jumble of thoughts most of us run through in our typical day. If that good sleep is eluding you then you may find some of the articles summarized below may be of help. Google in its attempt to be helpful sets out the following tips for a better sleep.

  • Power Down. The soft blue glow from a cell phone, tablet, or digital clock on your bedside table may hurt your sleep. …
  • Nix Naps. You’ll rest better at night. …
  • Block Your Clock. …
  • Try a Leg Pillow for Back Pain. …
  • Put Your Neck in ‘Neutral’ …
  • Seal Your Mattress. …
  • Save Your Bed for Sleep and Sex. …
  • Set Your Body Clock.

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How to Plan the Perfect Retirement Home

Retirement is an exciting time for many people. It’s a chance to get away from work and relax. It’s a chance to do the things in life that you’ve always wanted to do. Just make sure that you’re doing them in the right home for you. Choosing a retirement home is tough, which is why so many people end up hiring a contractor to build a custom one for them. Even if you don’t want a custom retirement home, it’s a good idea to hire a contractor to help you remodel the home that you decide on to help it fit your needs and wants more specifically. Below are some guidelines to help you get the most out of a retirement home and to get a house that you can be proud of. Continue reading “How to Plan the Perfect Retirement Home”

Sing and Grow Younger

Many work hard to counter the effects of aging. However that may be too modest a goal. For example, Deepak Chopra sets out in his book, “Grow Younger, Live Longer” Ten Steps to Reverse Aging.

He and his associate, David Simon, M.D., show how it is essential to renew all dimensions of the self—the body, mind, and spirit — in order to feel and look younger. Continue reading “Sing and Grow Younger”

Is that true – seniors are not receiving proper treatment for osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a harmful illness that mostly affects the elderly because it is directly linked to bone health. Treatment must be prescribed by skilled healthcare practitioners, who need to be very careful. Misdiagnosing the patient may lead to severe complications over the years. Continue reading “Is that true – seniors are not receiving proper treatment for osteoporosis”

Why Seniors Need Dental Care

The older we get, the more our dental issues can affect our overall health and well-being. It is essential for seniors to be aware of the many problems poor dental hygiene may cause and the things that can have major ramifications on oral health. Ensuring that we retain good oral health including with teeth, gums and the mouth, it is possible to live a much healthier and happier life as we age. Continue reading “Why Seniors Need Dental Care”

Help Grandpa Hear: Peachtree Hearing Dr. Melissa Wikoff’s Mission Is To Help Hearing Loss

While there are plenty of reasons for hearing individuals to learn sign language, the reality is many people lose their hearing over time, either through natural aging processes, undiagnosed medical issues, or trauma. Dr. Melissa Wikoff and husband Josh Wikoff have set out on an important mission: help people maintain and improve their hearing.

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Conversation with the incomparable Normal Lear

Here is the intro to one of the very best TED interviews I have had the pleasure of watching.

In the 1970s (and decades following), TV producer Norman Lear touched the lives of millions with culture-altering sitcoms like All in the Family, The Jeffersons and Good Times, pushing the boundaries of the era and giving a prime time voice to under-represented Americans. He is now 93. In an intimate, smart conversation with Eric Hirshberg, he shares with humility and humor how his early relationship with “the foolishness of the human condition” shaped his life and creative vision.

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Strategies for fostering cooperation when caring for the elderly

This article is contributed by Jason Phillips.

Huge improvements in medicine and surgical techniques have enabled many people to live much longer than was previously possible. However, living longer increases the chances of needing some assistance with everyday tasks; this can apply whether your aging relative is simply struggling to cope or has any number of ailments affecting their ability to look after themselves.

Providing care for a loved one and be a time consuming, emotionally draining task; but usually one that is ultimately very rewarding. Perhaps the biggest issue of providing care is deciding how to persuade someone to accept care when they are resistant to the idea. Continue reading “Strategies for fostering cooperation when caring for the elderly”

Seven habits to help you age happily

7 habits to help you age happily is a very worthwhile article in the Telegraph. It is written by Miriam Akhtar, who is a psychologist who specialises in Positive Ageing. In the article, she shares her tips to age healthily and happily.

She points out that little is ever written about the other side of ageing – the advantages of later life, the gains that range from wisdom and confidence to wealth. It’s true that the body is getting weaker but the sense of who you are and what’s important to you gets stronger with age. As the French say: “je suis bien dans ma peau” – I feel good in my skin. Continue reading “Seven habits to help you age happily”