March 2010

By: Lesley Alderman NY Times March 12, 2010 TWO years ago my father, then 83, became very ill. Until then, he had been living alone in a pleasant one-bedroom apartment on the Hudson River, an hour’s drive from my home in Brooklyn. After a couple of months in the hospital it became clear that my […]

Older men more interested in sex than older women: Study By: Mark Iype Canwest News Services March 9, 2010 Men can expect to be sexually active until they hit 70, while women remain sexually active until about 66, the study led by researchers at the University of Chicago found. Women may live longer, but it […]

Hope against the ravages of aging

by Guest Contributor on March 10, 2010

in Caregiving, Elder Care

By: Judy Gerstel Toronto Star March 5, 2010 An elderly couple I knew lived together in a nursing home well into their 90s. He had advanced dementia, inhabiting a world separate from reality, but physically he was strong and healthy. She was physically frail and unsteady, with constant pain and suffering from chronic diseases. But […]

By: Jane E. Brody  New York Times March 1, 2010 I’m 83 going on 84 years! I find that daily aerobics and walking are fine. But these regimens neglect the rest of the body, and I find the older you get the more attention they need.” These are two of many comments from readers of my […]

With the anticipation of spring around the corner, we thought we would focus this newsletter on feeling good and staying healthy. Sexual activity is one area that we have addressed and as March is acknowledged as National Kidney Month, we thought it was important to bring awareness to the issue of Chronic Kidney Disease. This first week of […]