Senior Moment or…Something More??? Part 3:

  More women than men are stricken with Alzheimer’s disease. And it isn’t simply because women live, on average, four years longer. Researchers* are investigating if genetic factors and hormonal-related milestones – puberty, pregnancy, and menopause – are triggers. The brain controls all body functions, gobbling up about 20% of our body’s fuel, glucose. Our brains … More Senior Moment or…Something More??? Part 3:

Senior Moment or…Something More???

Part 1: “Just took a class titled Brain Health.” I’m amazed how that simple, casual statement causes a listener’s ears to perk. Are we obsessed as a society with a fear that we will one day succumb to Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia, lewy body dementia, mixed dementia, Parkinson’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, normal pressure hydrocephalus, Huntington’s … More Senior Moment or…Something More???

Movin’ Up*

In the wee hours of tomorrow morning, Daylight Savings Time arrives followed by the First Day of Spring the following week. Spring has sprung and the itch to “move to a better location” is bound to infect many homeowners. Your neighbors, without so much as a hint, will ring up their local real estate agent … More Movin’ Up*

A New Wrinkle

There’s a new rascal threatening our desire for eternal youth, and the unexpected culprit is (drum rolls please)…your cell phone. Companies that research this sort of thing, for fun and profit, tell us the average person checks their cell phones anywhere from 47 to 85 times a day. And that doesn’t include the five hours … More A New Wrinkle

Kissed by a Dog

Lucy, the narcissistic character in the Peanuts cartoon strip, loved to fuss and fume whenever Snoopy gave her a kiss. She would dash in circles, shouting, “Ugh! I’ve been kissed by a dog. I have dog germs. Get some disinfectant. Get some hot water. Get some iodine.” So today’s burning question, with Valentine’s Day (aka … More Kissed by a Dog