The Little Things in Life

writing 325x215“I’m watching the sun try to claw its way through the wintry-mix winter sky.” Christmas decorations, presents, desserts, simple things like soap and water bring scant comfort. The pain and associated immobility, with the resultant loss of work and daily functions, cry out for the spotlight in a home theater that is set no differently than it was in healthier days.”
These are thoughts I jotted down a couple weeks ago, when the holidays were high and my spirits were low. Over Christmas vacation, I was hit hard with the first and worst cold I’ve had in 10 years.

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Resolve to Improve Your Memory

memory loss 325x215Never too late for one last resolution.
As we turn the calendar page to February, many people have already given up on their New Year’s resolution. But, it’s never too late to resolve to improve your memory. First, start by understanding what’s normal and what’s not. Alaa Mira, MD, Chief of Geriatric Medicine, St. Luke’s University Hospital says some absentmindedness, such as forgetting where you left your glasses, can be expected as we age.

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Tomorrow’s Cures…Today

elderly male patient talkig with female doctor325x215Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain’s nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioral changes. Alzheimer’s disease is not a standard part of aging.

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Maximize the Value of Your Home

small home 325x215In the Lehigh Valley demand for a home is up and home inventory is down. Many boomers and seniors looking to move or downsize are in the driver’s seat. 2017 is shaping up to be one of the best opportunities for home sellers in recent years. If you are selling your home here are a few tips to maximize the value of one of your largest assets.

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In Yoga, You Decide

older yogis resizedWhat do you need your exercise routine to do? Make you more flexible? Improve your balance? Help prevent falls? Reduce aches and pains? Lower your stress level?

Yoga can do all that, and more. “The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome,” explains Dr. Natalie Nevins, DO, a board-certified osteopathic family physician and certified Kundalini Yoga instructor.

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Romantic Love and Satisfying Sex Lives – Not Just for the Young

senior picWith Valentine’s Day approaching images of young love abound. But romantic love is not exclusive to young people.

“Many older couples actually find their sex lives to be more satisfying in later years,” says Michael S. Patriarco, DO, of St. Luke’s Center for Advanced Gynecologic Care. “As children move out and work responsibilities lessen, older adults have more time to nurture their relationship with their partners. They may feel less stress, enabling them to relax and enjoy one another more fully.”

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