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What happened the last time you went on the Mad Tea Party ride at DisneyWorld? Did you enjoy yourself....
Is it spring yet? Is it just me or does it seem as though the winter lasts longer and longer the older I get? It’s hard to concentrate on Living Well 60+ when you’re shivering and wrapping yourself up in bundles of blankets in the midst of a never-
we can still look forward to glorious seasons of being and doing and living and loving. As the earth thaws and the flowers begin to bud, so also may our hearts thaw and our energy and ideas begin to bud as we lift our faces to the sun and feel its warmth cascading over us. May we continue to grow and glow through all the seasons of our lives!
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Thomas W. Miller, Ph.D., ABPP, is a professor emeritus and senior research scientist, Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention, University of Connecticut; retired service chief from the VA Medical Center; and tenured professor in the Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky.
Mary Ellis Patton is an associate at Bluegrass Elderlaw, PLLC in Lexington, Kentucky. In her practice, Mary uses customized Powers-
Bobby E Reynolds has been an attorney in Kentucky for several years. He practices law in Nicholasville, Kentucky, having previously clerked for a Judge on the United States Court of Appeals and having obtained an LL.M in taxation from the University of Florida College of Law Graduate Tax Program. Mr. Reynolds also teaches continuing legal education to attorneys in Kentucky.
Harleena Singh is a professional freelance writer with a background in teaching and education. She has a keen interest in food and health related issues and can be approached through her website freelancewriter.co. Checkout her blog and network with her on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook.
Lauren Ashley German is the Community Relations Director at Highgrove at Tates Creek, a premier senior living community opening fall of 2016. Formally with the Alzheimer’s Association, Lauren Ashley has had the privilege of working with families across Kentucky dealing with all levels of dementia as well as the senior living communities that serve them.
Dr. Graebe received both his B.S degree in Visual Science and Doctorate of Optometry from Indiana University. He is a Behavioral Optometrist and learning expert. He has been in private practice here in the Bluegrass area for the past 32 years.
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Probate is the legal process of transferring ownership of property from the decedent to his or her heirs either by accepting the validity of their last will and testament or by following the Kentucky laws of intestacy.
One in 10 Americans over age 65 years and almost half of those over age 85 years have Alzheimer’s disease or a related type of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common....
Gardens are great, but they require a lot of time, labor and money. They also require land space and good soil. Container gardening skirts all these obstacles, offering reduced time, effort and costs, and can be enjoyed....
Mental health professionals have encountered pseudobulbar affect (PBA) when dealing with traumatic brain injury and some neuropsychological issues people face. Associated with this....
Some arthritic (joint) pain may be controlled with small lifestyle changes, by application of heat or cold, taking a pain reliever such as Tylenol or physical therapy (PT).
It’s amazing how much the feet have to endure throughout a lifetime. When the feet start to weaken from age, overuse, arthritis and other problems, it’s no wonder a myriad of other issues occur. When the feet aren’t able to do....
For many adults, growing older seems to involve a loss of strength, which in turn affects many aspects of independent living. Much of the strength loss older adults experience is due to inactivity.
Are you feeling self-
The 15th annual Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Conference (GAP) will be held Thursday, March 15, at the Clarion Hotel, 1950 Newtown Pike in Lexington.
Age affects every part of the body, even the skin. Changes in the face are most visible. Some people celebrate their age and appearance for what they are, but some people want to postpone....
Dr. Matt Lee, clinical director of the Kentucky Orthopedic Rehabilitation Team (KORT) in Nicholasville, Ky., is frank: “People who stay active live longer.”
Active Day of Lexington has gained a stellar reputation for offering top care to seniors in a supportive and nurturing environment. Services offered here include health and social services;
Do you know what a bucket list is? Most people think it is a list of things you want to do before you die. A typical guess is people want to visit a particular place before dying.
Family caregivers provide practical assistance and enhance the quality of life for frail seniors who might otherwise require placement in a long-
Curiosity, exploring interests and engagement are a few crucial ingredients to healthy and happy longevity. Enrolling in a class just for the love of learning is a great way to do this.
By definition, a bucket list is a list of experiences or accomplishments a person hopes to have or complete during his or her lifetime. It takes time to examine your life and decide which experiences really count.
Eleanor sat in her doctor’s office, listening to a strange diagnosis. She had been searching for a cause for her diarrhea, irritability and depression for over four years. Had she finally found it?
The University of Kentucky’s Sanders-
Have you ever considered moving overseas to teach? Requirements vary among different countries. The highest-
Are you a senior planning your goals for your later years? A survey was recently conducted in which the following questions were asked of seniors ages 64 to 94 years:....
As you age, you need to get regular medical screenings done so you can be proactive about your health and monitor any changes in your body.
If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the length of your to-
Broadly defined, a volunteer is a person who performs a service willingly and without pay for another person, group or organization. Volunteering is generally considered to be an altruistic activity.
Welcome to 2018! The beginning of the year is a great time to plan for your future. If you have already done some estate planning, it is time to review your documents. Here are some tips:
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This senior living community, the latest on the Lexington landscape, offers numerous amenities and top-
Guardianship has been a hot topic in Kentucky the past year. Between the increase in dementia diagnoses and the growing drug epidemic, the court system has had a great influx in the number of...
Nearly 5 million Americans and about 69,000 people in Kentucky are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
The holidays are here. What would they be like without those special meals with family and friends? This also means gift giving, parties to attend or host — and stretching your budget.
The holidays are finally here – and so is the holiday stress. The holidays are a special time to celebrate with family and friends, food and traditions. They are a time to spend with loved ones....
The holiday season is a time for celebration, fun and joy. However, if you have seniors in your family, you need to be more careful of the many dangers that can crop up during the family get.....
An ulcer is an open sore on an external or internal surface of the body. It is caused by a break in the skin or mucous membrane that fails to heal. Ulcers in the gastrointestinal tract are the most....
When someone is confined to home due to convalescence from an illness, recovery from surgery, or chronic illness or disability, his or her world shrinks considerably.
Vision and balance are highly integrated in the brain, but we don’t fully understand the relative contributions of the visual, proprioceptive and vestibular systems in maintaining balance and preventing falls.
Snow sledding with family members has long been a part of winter fun. You probably went sledding as a child, and you’ll want to share this fun activity with your children.
If anybody knows how to travel by wheelchair, it’s Ralph Yoder. For more than 20 years, Yoder’s lower body has been paralyzed and he has only limited use of his hands.
Memory disorders are frightening and frustrating not only for the person suffering from them, but also their loved ones. Fortunately, Lexington has a unique program to help patients and their....
Model railroading is a wonderful journey through life. Since retiring, it has provided me an important ingredient in adjusting to these senior years. Specifically, it has given me the.....
In a historic building adjacent to Cheapside in downtown Lexington, a group of women are making a difference in the lives of seniors and their families. Bluegrass Elderlaw is comprised of two...
The U.S. Census Bureau reports over the past decade the number of unmarried senior partners has increased by 70 percent. Seniors cohabit for many reasons.
My sister opened the door of our mother’s nursing home room one afternoon just in time to see the nursing assistant hit her. It was a real haymaker that snapped Mother’s head back.
Medicaid Resource Assessment are an important tool to understand and utilize when one spouse is in need of long term care. A portion of the Medicaid rules is...
If you’re a caregiver, you may have already read articles about the importance of preventing burnout. Usually these articles include a suggestion to join a support group.
Mary Lou Campbell believes every senior in Kentucky needs to know about the Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) services available through the office of Legal Aid of the....
The Bluegrass offers a great deal for residents and passers-
Medicare open enrollment starts Oct. 15 and continues until Dec. 7 this year. This is when you can enroll in or change Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplements or Prescription Drug Plans.
Women who are maintaining healthy families serve as a litmus test for the economic strength of communities. Across her lifespan, a woman’s health status matters to herself, her family....
Many people feel like a vibrant spiritual life is out of reach. They aren’t even sure they want to reach for it. We hear friends talk about trusting God, having peace with God, even hearing from God.
A power of attorney (POA) is a document that allows a person or organization to manage the affairs on behalf of another individual. Most people know at least this much about POAs, but not all POAs are....
We, as elder law attorneys, are often asked to explain the differences between a legitimate asset preservation plan and elder financial abuse. The key factors to look for are the intent of the elder adult...
How does a reverse mortgage differ from other mortgages? Why did one financial adviser call a reverse mortgage “an option of last resort”? .....
According to the National Funeral Directors and numerous other sources, the average cost of a traditional burial is presently $7,000 to $10,000.