Monthly Archives: November 2017

Why Doctors Shouldn’t Treat All Older People the Same

Doctor meets with senior man in a medical office.

A New York Times op-ed makes the case for recognizing ‘oldhood’ in health care. Photo credit: Adobe Stock

By Grace Birnstengel for Next Avenue

Health care systems have very distinct doctors and procedures for treating children vs. adults — but the division often stops there. People ages 65 and older are largely lumped into the category of geriatric, without READ MORE

A taste of the holidays

Director of Sales and Marketing, Chelsea Watgen, shares some of her favorite holiday recipes.

Kentucky Bourbon Pecan Pie 

Quick Facts: 

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Bake Time: 60 to 70 minutes
Cool Time: 2 hours
Yield: 8 servings 

Ingredients: 

  •          1 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
  •          3 eggs
  •          1 cup sugar
  •          2 tablespoons butter, melted
  •          1 teaspoon Kentucky Bourbon (My family uses Weller’s)
  •          1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) pecans
  •          1 (9-inch) unbaked OR frozen** deep-dish pie crust

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Can Technology Predict Falls in Older Adults?

Man has fallen on a public sidewalk.

Fascinating new research sheds light on the precursors to potentially deadly spills. Photo credit: Adobe Stock

By Randy Rieland for Next Avenue

The prospect of aging can conjure up a multitude of horrors — a mind stolen by dementia, a body debilitated by illness, a soul crushed by social isolation. For most, fear of falling would be well down the list.

But READ MORE

6 Steps to Keeping the Peace This Holiday Season

Hands holding glasses as if making a toast, above a table set for a big meal

These tips can help avoid resentment and friction at family gatherings. [Photo credit: Thinkstock]

By Donna Sapolin for Next Avenue

Our expectations of family members and a desire to have a heartwarming, joyful time with them seem to peak during holiday gatherings. Yet that’s precisely when relatives can be at their worst, replaying old grievances READ MORE

5 Ways to Make Sure Your Parents Are Safe In Bad Weather

Photo of flooded neighborhood

You can’t control Mother Nature, but certain precautions are important. [Photo credit: Thinkstock]

By Jasmine Dyoco for Next Avenue

Lately, it seems our headlines have been filled with stories about Mother Nature wreaking havoc on our surroundings. From horrible flooding to fast-spreading wildfires to monster hurricanes, weather and the damage READ MORE