The news about coronavirus (COVID-19) is scary. The disease is spreading across the country and it seems this spread will continue. At some point your community may become one with high risk and special precautions will be needed to stay healthy. The news coming from a senior living home in Washington State is obviously causing… Continue reading Coronavirus and Caregiving
[Note: When first confronted with the term prehabilitation the first thought is that it is a typographical error. It is not; I do indeed mean prehabilitation. Its meaning, should you not be familiar with the term, will become clear in what follows.] Preparing for surgery should be like preparing for any physical challenge. If you… Continue reading Sail through your parent’s (or your) next medical procedure with PREhab
Anyone over a certain age has felt ageism. The young sales clerk who hardly says anything when you make a purchase. The condescension when you ask a question about something technical. The uncomfortable feeling when introducing yourself when you no longer have a work title. We have all felt it. Negative stereotypes and attitudes about… Continue reading Ageism Hurts But You Can Fight Back
The benefits of exercise have no age limit. Some people might think that once a person reaches a certain age exercise might just be a waste of time. The goal isn’t to help your parent prepare for the next Senior Olympics. The goal is more practical. Improving and keeping strength and balance is one of… Continue reading I’m Over 80, So Can I Stop Exercising Now?
People are having more surgeries at older ages both in the hospital and in other settings. While this may be good news, it may not actually be what many older people would choose if they knew all the facts – but this is another subject. The point here is that surgeries are conducted too often… Continue reading Complex Surgeries Often Have Poor Outcomes for Older Patients