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 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 [...]
When Cut Off from Your Grandchild
Fill the Void with Self-Care, not Comfort Food
By Susan Hoffman
I have not seen my grandson since my daughter severed all family ties three years ago. Ethan and I had a strong bond, so when his [...]
By Jack Levine
As our prayers for peace and comfort go out to our loved ones and friends during the holiday season, our hearts are broken by the horrific news of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre of 26 innocents…..20 first-grade girls and boys and 6 adults who taught and loved them.
While we grieve [...]