What You Need to Know About Intimacy, Sexuality and Behaviors in Dementia

Tracey Maxfield Dementia Awareness: What You Need to Know About Intimacy, Sexuality and Behaviors in Dementia There is a widespread assumption that as we age, we lose our sexual allure and desire. The thought of older people being sexually active is often joked about or thought of as just ‘icky…

Aging and Anti-aging - A Telomere Trick

By Dr. Vaishali Kulkarni Telomeres are specific DNA-protein structures found at both ends of each chromosomes. They prevents the chromosome ends from sticking together and protecting chromosomes from degradation(1). The telomere regions are made up of repetitive nucleotide sequences. In vertebrates, the telomere sequence is TTAGGG and this…

Elder Abuse: It Deserves more Attention

By Victoria Brewster, MSW What is Elder Abuse? It is abuse that is aimed towards a senior/older adult by family, friends, professionals, and society in general. It can be: financial, emotional, verbal, psychological, neglect, physical and/or sexual. It causes distress and/or harm to another, which can be…

Aging in 2015

By Victoria Brewster, MSW The terms ‘Aging’ and ‘Seniors’ are hot topics right now due to the fact that soon there will be more in the 65+ demographic than the youth demographic. Is society prepared worldwide?  No. As a case manager who works with older adults, I see first-hand…

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