Humor Therapy for the Elderly
By Dr. Marion Somers
My 76-year-old father used to laugh all the time, but ever since he started having problems with his health, he stopped smiling and laughing. How can I get him laughing again?
– Craig in Texas
I use a concept called “humor [...]
by Sue Gillespie (Grandma Sue)
I met with a patient that had lots of lower back pain. Her upper torso was stiff as she moved, instead of being able to twist and move freely. The thought went through my mind: she moves as if she’s protecting something. A few minutes into the session, she [...]
By Colleen Sell
The Rochester Medical Center Division of Geriatrics and Aging recently identified the nature and causes of health problems afflicting and expected to afflict the aging population.
1. Physical activity and nutrition: Physical activity and good nutrition prevent or delay many diseases and conditions. As we age, many of us become [...]
SAFETY BUZZ / By Brenda Zofrea
Are you aware of the dangers children face growing up today? Do you believe most strangers are good and would not hurt a child? Have you discussed with your grandchildren unsafe behaviors (action and words) that may put them in harm’s way? Have you [...]
By Carolyn Anderson, MD
No matter when or whether you celebrate Thanksgiving, it is important to step back and be thankful on a daily basis. There are tangible emotional and physical health benefits to gratitude. Research shows that grateful people tend to have more energy, handle stress better, be less bothered by minor inconveniences, and [...]
Ruth was almost two when her new baby sister was born. She nick-named her Baby Honey. During a particular car ride, both girls were sitting side by side, strapped in their car seats. Carolyn (Baby Honey) was fussy. We tried giving her a bottle, a pacifier, a blanket and a toy. Nothing helped. Soon her [...]