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Help, I Can't Get Up

by lori paterno on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 9:12 AM

It happened the other day.  A friend sat on the floor and then she was stuck - literally.  She was unable to get up off the floor.  As we age, certain activities become more difficult, but not being able to get up off the floor (if for some reason you should find yourself on the floor to begin with!) is an important activity to remain independent.

Lori Paterno
aging well
staying active

Elderly Senory Loss

by Deah on Thursday, July 13, 2017 3:03 PM

Sensory loss for an elderly person includes loss of vision, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. These losses can have a great impact on quality of life. Hearing aids, eye-wear improvement, and rehabilitation offer some solution for these losses.

Deah Bowes

How Old is Old?

by lori paterno on Thursday, July 6, 2017 11:18 AM

Nearing 50 myself, I had the discovery that I really don't feel "50" - whatever that means anyway!  When I was younger, 50 seemed like a very old age.  At the very least, I did not think that number meant "young."  Yet, I feel young.  I feel like I did at 30 - and in some ways, my health habits are better now than they were at 30.

Lori Paterno
aging boom
aging well

Summer Safety for Seniors

by Deah on Friday, June 30, 2017 10:19 AM

While spending time in the sunshine may be helpful for older adults’ ability to get Vitamin D from sunlight, one must be careful not to overdo it during these hot summer days. The excitement for summer is different for our elderly loved ones. They have a greater sensitivity to the sun and heat, and therefore, a little more caution should be taken when making plans to enjoy the outdoors.

Deah Bowes

Elderly Crime and Victimization

by Deah on Monday, June 26, 2017 10:41 AM

I often think that if a scammer would work as hard at a regular job he might be CEO of the company. Some of these scam ideas are really creative. I could never think of such clever methods to cheat people out of money.

Deah Bowes
aging parent

What is Proper Bereavement?

by Deah on Friday, June 9, 2017 3:40 PM

Wikipedia explains grief as a multifaceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something that has died, to which a bond or affection was formed. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, cultural, and philosophical dimensions. While the terms are often used interchangeably, bereavement refers to the state of loss, and grief is the reaction to that loss. Well said Wikipedia!

Deah Bowes
death of parent

Doing the Right Thing

by lori paterno on Thursday, June 1, 2017 6:32 AM

Life can be tough.  And when people are faced with tough choices, they almost always know what the "right thing to do" is.  The hard part is always the doing it.  In caregiving and in life, we are faced with dealing with a lot of difficult decisions and with times when the easy thing to do really competes with the right thing.

Elderly Malnutrition

by Deah on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 1:19 PM

I often think that if my parents would have paid attention to good nutrition, they would not be in the failing health they experience now. Could they be suffering the effects of malnutrition? Enough cannot be said about good nutrition, especially as we age. It plays such an important role in successful aging. Malnutrition develops when the body does not get the right amount of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients it needs to maintain healthy tissues and organ function.

Deah Bowes
nutritional deficiency

Dealing with Different Sleep Patterns as We Age

by Deah on Saturday, May 20, 2017 1:29 PM

As I get older, I notice my sleep pattern has changed. I use to be able to sleep soundly and had no trouble with sleeping in. Now I have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep, and I’m waking up several times a night. Not getting enough sleep can lead to a higher risk of chronic health issues.

Deah Bowes

Five Weeks of Showing Your Love and Support

by Deah on Sunday, May 14, 2017 8:42 PM

The month (actually five weeks) between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day is celebrated as Family Support Month, also known as National Family Month. Chosen as a time to support and raise awareness of the importance of family- kids, mothers, fathers, grandparents, and caregivers. A great way to reflect on your family and find ways in which to make it stronger. What a great time to show you support for elderly loved ones and those who tirelessly take care of them.

Deah Bowes
Awareness Month

Lori Paterno, M.Ed. Has a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling From Penn State University.  She has over 20 years professional experience in Human Services, Counseling, and Education.

Lori Paterno, M.Ed. Has a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling From Penn State University.  She has over 20 years professional experience in Human Services, Counseling, and Education. 
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