What your doctor may not know, but you should
By Leslie Kernisan, MD for Next Avenue
Want to stay mentally sharp for as long as possible?
I certainly do, and I’m guessing you do, too: an AARP survey found that 87 percent of respondents reported being very concerned about this issue.
And in April, a highly influential nonprofit released
More adults will be at risk of abuse as boomers enter ‘the danger age’
Ginger Franklin was just shy of her 50th birthday when she fell down the
Woman offers advice to smart women lacking financial confidence
By Juliette Fairley for Next Avenue
When the stock market sank in 2009, Sandy Chaikin of Philadelphia, lost 40 percent of the money she’d invested in mutual funds following her financial adviser’s recommendations. “I asked my financial adviser to sell, but he suggested I ride it
Try these simple mindfulness techniques to clear away stress
By Allison Carmen for Next Avenue
Life gets busy. For many of us, it moves so fast that we think our only option is to jump on that runaway train and go wherever it takes us. As a result, we feel stressed, anxious and panicky.
But we do have a choice. We can choose mindfulness instead.
New York’s Museum of Modern Art is reaching out to spark joy
By Linda Bernstein for Next Avenue
It’s “Prime Time” for older adults who visit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.
Famous for its prestigious collection, which includes the painting of melting watches by Salvador Dali, a self-portrait by Frida Kahlo and sculptures
Mind’s Eye Poetry workshops prove creativity persists despite cognitive decline
By Molly Middleton Meyer for Next Avenue
When I’m asked the proverbial question, “What do you do for a living?” my response is always met with an awkward silence and then the inevitable, “Oh.” Writing poetry with people who are living with dementia is an unusual occupation.
It’s not just the elderly who are at risk when the weather heats up. Here’s what you need to do to stay safe.
By Gary Drevitch for Next Avenue
Heat waves tend to be underestimated as natural disasters because they lack the destructive power of hurricanes or earthquakes. We shouldn’t, however, overlook their lethal capabilities. During a week-long heat wave in Chicago in July 1995, temperatures