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

How Those Living With Limited Mobility Can Stay Active

Most everyone understands that, in order to age well, it’s important to stay physically active. We’ve discussed the importance of exercise before. But what can you do if you’re living with a condition that limits your ability to move freely, such arthritis, osteoporosis or Parkinson’s disease? Many people living with these conditions restrict their physical… Read More

Cholesterol – the Good, the Bad and the Confusing

Many years ago, you may have gotten just a single cholesterol number from your doctor. Today, it’s likely that you receive several numbers – an overall score, then a separate number for HDL (high-density lipoprotein), and one for LDL (low-density lipoprotein). You may have even gotten information about whether your cholesterol is made up of… Read More

Treatable Causes of Memory Loss

Jerry was in the middle of making dinner for his wife when he discovered he was missing some ingredients. He rushed to the store to pick them up, but when he got there, he couldn’t remember what they were. We’ve all experienced something similar to the example above. And as we grow older, these kind… Read More

For Better Nutrition, Add These 10 Powerful Foods to Your Diet

March is National Nutrition Month, making this the perfect time to take a look at some of the foods that have been shown to improve health, reduce your risk for many diseases and increase longevity. Many studies reveal that Mediterranean-style diets – which consist of lots of fruits and vegetables, fish, whole grains, and healthy… Read More

Dispelling Aging’s Most Persistent Myths

You’ve heard it all before – old age means increasing aches and pains, constant visits to the doctor and a diminished capacity to live a full and fulfilling life. But is this really true? Does growing older necessarily mean giving up on a life of purpose and joy? We deal with people facing the challenges… Read More