THE NEW FORTY Dazed and confused...
Today, while all my windows were open in the house, I heard the wafting sounds of 70s and 80s rock from a neighbor's house. This is a neighbor that I would guess to be a bit older than me (but let me ... Posted on 5/15/13 at 11:15 PM
IPAT NORTH DAKOTA ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY Beat the Dizzies with Assistive Technology
Taking prescription medication is part of everyday life for 34% of American adults. Unfortunately, a common side effect of medication is dizziness, which can lead to falls and sometimes result in ho... Posted on 4/15/13 at 9:59 AM
LIVING IN RETIREMENT Horseshoe Crab to Cancer Cure?
Horseshoe crabs have a protein that tags bacteria and tells their body to destroy it. This led 15 year old sophomore Riley Ennis to ask this question. If we could take their name tag, a bit of the pat... Posted on 3/1/13 at 11:10 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Letter to Dave
As I age, I often hear warnings about the process of becoming old; today, I experienced a tangible act of that process. After arriving downstairs, I am often crowded by our... Posted on 1/12/13 at 8:50 AM
NEW PLATEAUS Life at a Funeral
Grandma's funeral was Wednesday.
When she was being lowered into the ground, I looked over and saw my three brothers and sister standing by. "Gosh", I thought. "This is really happening."
We five we... Posted on 11/16/12 at 11:01 AM
Dementia and its evil twin, Alzheimer’s, may have moved ahead of cancer on the list of most-feared diseases, especially among baby boomers, who have begun to believe it is their inescapable fate if they have the bad luck to live too long.
The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Aging Services Division will host a public meeting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 16 at the Carlson Library, 2801 32nd Ave. S., Fargo, to gather comments about services necessary to help older individuals and adults with physical disabilities remain living independently in their homes and communities.
Youthful seniors share active, connected lives
Juan Ponce de León, as the story goes, spent his latter days slogging through the Florida everglades in search of a legendary fountain, the waters of which promised to restore youth.
Dear Carol: My mom is in her 70s and is alert and fairly healthy. She has arthritis, which causes her quite a bit of pain. I’d like to see her be more active, as I think it would be better for her overall, but she says she doesn’t feel like it.
Dear Carol: My mother is still able to live alone. I know she needs more help than I can give her, as I work full time. I’d like to see her have more company and more activities during the day but am not sure how to go about it. Any ideas? – Roger
Dear Readers: I’ve had the opportunity to review a new organizer for legal papers such as a will, power of attorney and health directive, along with bank accounts and other information a person’s legal heirs may need, and I’m quite taken with this model.
Dear Readers: My sister was told by a colleague that this woman’s mother, who was viewing “The Lawrence Welk Show” on public television, has mentioned something to the effect that “Lawrence Welk looks wonderful. He just doesn’t age!” While most of us know that Welk died in 1992, we also know that his music lives on.
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