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The Elderly and the Zika Virus

From The Huffington Post and Care.com By now, just about everyone has heard of the Zika virus. The mosquito-borne illness found mostly in Central and Latin American countries has been shown to cause serious birth defects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have announced that the Zika virus is more dangerous than initially thought,… Read more »

10 Ways to Love Your Brain

From the Alzheimer’s Association  Growing evidence indicates that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting key lifestyle habits. When possible, combine these habits to achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body. Start now. It’s never too late or too early to incorporate healthy habits. Break a sweat. Engage in regular cardiovascular exercise… Read more »

Caregivers in the Garden

From Approved Senior Network, written by Brenda Funk It’s summer and that means gardening season is underway. For those who want to garden and grow their plant seedlings, they would have had to get their garden planted by now. For those who are planning to go to a nursery to pick up tomato plants, cucumber… Read more »

10 Ways Seniors Can Boost Their Well-Being

From Everyday Health, By Diana Rodriguez , Reviewed by Pat F. Bass, III, MD, MPH A challenged brain is a happy brain. So when the kids are grown and you’ve retired from your job, you could find yourself struggling a bit to stay busy and engaged, and you might feel depressed. You wouldn’t be alone. The National Alliance on Mental Illness says that more… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Creamy Cheesy Macaroni

From Everyday Health Love mac n’ cheese, but hate how heavy it leaves you feeling? Here’s a recipe that lets you enjoy this creamy comfort food for a lot less calories and fat. Creamy Cheesy Macaroni — a super easy recipe from the New Mayo Clinic Diet Online – uses a decadent yet light combo of fat-free… Read more »

Foods That Help You Lose Weight

From Everyday Health If you want to start feeling more energetic and healthy, shedding extra pounds is likely on your to-do list. You may have already started by eliminating high-calorie, high-sugar, and high-fat processed foods and snacks from your grocery shopping. But some foods made for weight loss can leave you starving — and that’s not the… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Crispy Taco Shells

From Everyday Health SERVINGS: 6   |  TOTAL TIME: 30 min Ingredients 12 small tortilla(s), corn 6-inch tortillas 1 dash(es) cooking spray canola oil, to coat tortillas 3/4 teaspoon chili powder divided 1/4 teaspoon salt divided Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. 2. Wrap 4 tortillas in a barely damp cloth or paper towel and microwave on High… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

From Everyday Health Ingredients • 1 box rigatoni (1 lb.) • 4 packets 100% Butternut Squash Green Giant Veggie Blend-Ins • ½ cup low sodium chicken stock • ½ cup reduced fat milk • ½ cup grated white cheddar cheese • 2 tbl. shredded parmesan cheese • Pinch of salt • 1 tsp. black pepper… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Portobello “Philly Cheesesteak” Sandwich

From Everyday Health Love the yummy goodness of a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich, but hate that it undoubtedly means calorie overload? Here’s a recipe that gives you that same great taste for far less fat and calories. The secret here is that this recipe is actually vegetarian-friendly – delicious Portobello mushrooms, which are sautéed with onions, red bell… Read more »

What are the signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?

From: Finding Your Way, written by Dr. Linda Rhodes Question: What are the signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? Answer: Dementia is an umbrella term (literally meaning without mind) for the progressive loss of thinking, judgement, and ability to focus and learn. More than half of dementia cases are caused by Alzheimer’s a disease named after… Read more »