CareAGE Connections

Can Your Dog Improve Your Health?

The holidays are upon us and ’tis the season to start thinking about the perfect gift for the loved ones in your life. How many of us had the dream when we were younger of waking up on Christmas morning to find a puppy under the tree? As it turns out, the gift of a… Read More

Are Seniors Taking Too Many Drugs?

When we think of a drug problem in America, many of think of illegal drugs, such as heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine crossing our borders and corrupting our youth. Or the opioid epidemic that claims thousands of lives each year in the United States. And both of these issues need to be addressed as part of… Read More

Springtime Can Help Improve Your Health and Well-being

For those of us who live in the Pacific Northwest, spring can take a little longer to arrive than in many parts of the country. This April is already the city’s fourth-wettest April on record and we still have a third of the month left. People in other parts of the country are waiting as… Read More

The Ancient Art of Tai Chi May Be Able to Help Older Adults Lead Healthier Lives

Most of us are looking for ways to live healthier longer. One possible way to accomplish that goal is through the traditional Chinese martial art of tai chi. Tai chi uses slow movements which, when practiced over time, can improve balance, agility, coordination, strength and stamina, while lowering blood pressure and stress. Studies have also… Read More

Celebrate American Heart Month by Following These Seven Tips

February is American Heart Month. This is the perfect opportunity to focus our attention on ways to promote and maintain our heart health. Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the world. And many of these deaths are preventable – at least 200,000 deaths in the United States could have been avoided with… Read More

Gratitude Is a Good Way to Increase
Your Health and Well-being

Every year at this time, the country turns its attention to giving thanks. Families and friends gather over turkey, cranberries and pumpkin pie and give thanks for the blessings they are about to receive. But gratitude is something that should be practiced every day. Those who are consciously grateful lead healthier lives than those who… Read More

Keeping Our Aging Brains Performing at Their Peak

We’re all aware that one of the risks of growing older is a greater chance for illness. According to a study conducted by the Marist Institute, Americans fear developing Alzheimer’s more than any other disease. And there is no cure. But there is hope. A team of experts created a bit of a stir this… Read More