What did Mark Twain sound like? We will never know – his voice died with him in 1910. He was the first American celebrity. Mr. Twain gave speeches all over the world. Nobody spoke to more audiences than Mark Twain. The technology needed to record his voice was available and he used it more than…

Designing Independence, LLC

Jane and I (Rachel) have over 25 years of combined experience in allied health and we know the importance of fall prevention. We’ve spent our career helping others navigate the devastating effects of falls. The CDC reports an alarming increase in falls. And unfortunately many think the falls are an inevitable part of aging.  But…

Make It Home Downsizing as a senior MakeItHome.net

As Senior Move Managers®, we’re often asked these questions: What will I do with all my “stuff” when I downsize? How should I sell my “stuff”? What is my “stuff” worth if I sell it? These are all great questions that deserve honest and straightforward answers. However, the challenge in providing a universal response is:…

Senior surgeon

  In a recent episode of New Amsterdam, an aging surgeon experiences problems during a procedure. The next time he heads to the operating room, he finds himself replaced by a younger colleague. With the American Medical Association reporting that about 25 percent of practicing doctors in 2015 were over the age of 65, this…

Dementia

Maybe your instincts began to whisper something was happening when your spouse asked you for directions while on a trip the two of you had taken dozens of times through the years.  The forgotten appointments, misplaced keys, and increasing confusion of the last few months suddenly took on a different meaning, and signposts pointing to…

dream bedroom

According to the National Sleep Foundation, 45 percent of Americans say poor or insufficient sleep affected their daily activities at least once in the last seven days. They also report that getting enough sleep can actually improve your health and strengthen your immune system, not to mention improve your mood and boost productivity. Although health…

1. HOSPICE IS WHERE YOU GO WHEN THERE IS NOTHING MORE A DOCTOR CAN DO. Hospice is care designed for patients with a life-limiting illness. Hospice is not where you go to die, rather hospice professionals assist patients wherever they reside, to live fully, completely and without pain until the end of their lives. 2. CHOOSING…

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