Brain Truths and Myths

Our understanding of the human brain has exploded over the last couple decades, yet many misconceptions still exist. Test your knowledge with the following true/false quiz. Answers are at the end. The human brain does not grow new brain cells or change its structure at a cellular level. “Use it or lose it” is an accurate phrase for our brain. Video games are bad for your brain. Younger brains generally work faster than older brains.

LIFE – Living Independence for the Elderly

What is LIFE? LIFE is a program that allows older Pennsylvanians to live independently while receiving services and supports that meet the health and personal needs of the individual. Living Independence for the Elderly (LIFE) is an all-inclusive, comprehensive program that helps people maintain their independence in the community through supportive services. The program is known nationally as the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). All PACE providers in Pennsylvania have “LIFE” in

Hurdles Often Stand in Way of Communicating Aging Issues

According to research conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care® network, two in five adult children (39%) surveyed in the U.S., and more than one-third (36%) surveyed in Canada, have at least one barrier that prevents them from having conversations with their parents about aging or end of life. Barriers and hurdles can get in the way of candid family conversations about a variety of topics such as living choices, health, driving and end of

Are There Easier Ways to Get My Medications?

Do you have better things to do than worry about your medications? Most people do not know there are other options of packing medications besides the traditional pill bottle. Here are a few other options you might want to consider to make taking medications easier. Dispill. This a disposable med planner which is color coded by time of day. It’s detachable and portable with perforated edges you can easily tear and take your medications on

Livin’ The Dream, No Matter What Age

Eighty-three year-old Iola Wagner felt a mixture of both excitement and nerves as she entered the auditorium of the Elizabeth Stewart Treehouse Museum in Ogden, Utah. This was a moment she’d spent weeks preparing for, and a day she’d long been awaiting. When it finally came time for her to take the stage, Iola sat down, took a deep breath and began reading aloud. This wasn’t the first time Iola had taken this stage. In

Is it safe? When to Use Complementary or Integrative Products and Practices

An entire branch of the National Institutes of Health is dedicated to complementary and integrative health. This field offers treatments and therapies that do not require surgery or medication, allowing a more holistic and gentler approach. Many are quite effective, and for certain people they can be more effective without the side effects of more traditional treatments. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, abbreviated as NCCIH has great resources. Their main website is