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Happy Thanksgiving to You from HelpingYouCare®
November 21, 2012 Posted by Editor
Happy Thanksgiving to You from HelpingYouCare®

As we gather with family to give thanks for our Blessings this Thanksgiving, let us all remember in gratitude our senior loved ones and their family caregivers, and the love they give and sacrifice and many contributions they make to better the lives o...

Mental Health Awareness Week & World Mental Health Day Educate About Depression
October 8, 2012 Posted by Editor
Mental Health Awareness Week & World Mental Health Day Educate About Depression

October 7-13 has been declared "Mental Illness Awareness Week" in the U.S.  This annual health observance to raise mental illness awareness was declared by an Act of Congress in 1990, to occur in the first full week of October each year. The observ...

Perceived Stress Increases Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds; Plus How to Handle Stress
October 1, 2012 Posted by Editor
Perceived Stress Increases Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds; Plus How to Handle Stress

A new analysis of studies involving 118,696 participants, conducted by Donald Edmundson, PhD, a professor at Columbia University Medical Center, and colleagues, has found that self-reported perceived stress was associated with a 27% higher risk of coro...

Is Stress at Work Adding to Your Stress as a Family Caregiver?
September 22, 2012 Posted by Editor
Is Stress at Work Adding to Your Stress as a Family Caregiver?

Feelings of stress commonly arise out of the challenges of being a family caregiver. And, managing caregiver stress is a huge part of proper caregiver self-care. But, if you are also working outside the home, is stress at work adding to your burden...

Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50
September 8, 2012 Posted by Editor
Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50

The month of September has been designated as Healthy Aging® Month, an annual health observance developed to help individuals think more positively about growing older, and take actions to promote their own physical, social, mental and financial well-...

Studies Link Loneliness to Higher Risk of Death, Decline and Cardiovascular Disease
August 30, 2012 Posted by Editor
Studies Link Loneliness to Higher Risk of Death, Decline and Cardiovascular Disease

Two recent studies published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, have found loneliness to be associated with higher risks of cardiovascular disease, loss of independence, and death. However, the exte...

Can a Smile Reduce Stress?
August 2, 2012 Posted by Editor
Can a Smile Reduce Stress?

A new study by scientists at the University of Kansas has found that a smile on your face - especially a genuine one using both mouth and eye muscles - may help lower heart rate after stressful activities. The new study, led by Sarah D. Pressman, Ph...

Experts Advocate Dancing for Health
July 23, 2012 Posted by Editor
Experts Advocate Dancing for Health

UPDATED July 23, 2012: A new Health Tip published by MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health advocates that seniors "make exercise a social activity." "Participate in a group dance class or a group fi...

Men's Health Week and Men's Health Month Focus on Prevention & Wellness
June 7, 2012 Posted by Editor
Men's Health Week and Men's Health Month Focus on Prevention & Wellness

"On average, men are less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than women," but "more than half of premature deaths among men are preventable," according to a book, Blueprint for Men's Health: A Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle, offered by the Men's ...

Memorial Day Health Message for Caregivers: Wellness Tips from the CDC
May 28, 2012 Posted by Editor
Memorial Day Health Message for Caregivers: Wellness Tips from the CDC

This Memorial Day, as we remember our loved ones who have gone on, including those who gave their lives in service of our country, let us resolve to honor their lives and the lives of those loved ones we are now caring for, through our deeds and our li...

Smart Phone Apps & Social Networking Help Lose Weight, Evidence Suggests
May 14, 2012 Posted by Editor
Smart Phone Apps & Social Networking Help Lose Weight, Evidence Suggests

During a session at the 19th European Congress on Obesity in Lyon, France on Thursday, May 10, Dr. Robert Pretlow of the Research Institute, eHealth International in Seattle, Washington, presented evidence suggesting that social networking and new smar...

Mother's Day Kicks Off National Women's Health Week, May 13-19, 2012
May 12, 2012 Posted by Editor
Mother's Day Kicks Off National Women's Health Week, May 13-19, 2012

In a news release issued May 11, U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, announced that Mother's Day will begin the observance of National Women's Health Week, which will run from May 13 through 19 this year. This annual ob...

President Proclaims May as Older Americans Month
May 3, 2012 Posted by Editor
President Proclaims May as Older Americans Month

Following a tradition dating from 1963, President Barack Obama has declared the month of May as Older Americans Month. This is an observance declared by every President since President John F. Kennedy, dedicated to recognizing and honoring the achi...

Optimism & Positive Outlook May Help Prevent Heart Attack, New Study Finds
April 18, 2012 Posted by Editor
Optimism & Positive Outlook May Help Prevent Heart Attack, New Study Finds

In a new study reviewing more than 200 studies published in two major scientific databases, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found that positive psychological well-being, including especially a sense of optimism, appears to r...

Celebrate Brain Awareness Week March 12-18
March 6, 2012 Posted by Editor
Celebrate Brain Awareness Week March 12-18

Brain Awareness Week, a global campaign to raise public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research, including research into the causes of Parkinson’s disease and other problems of the brain and nervous system and how to treat them, w...

The Caregiver’s Wellness Resolutions
January 4, 2012 Posted by Ruth Mansmith

The Caregiver’s Wellness Resolutions By Ruth Mansmith MS, RN, CRRN, RAC-C Author, national speaker, wellness coach Fresh beginning is the theme of this article. It’s time for making changes and creating a hopeful future. However, with str...

Addressing Caregiver Burnout
December 2, 2011 Posted by Contributing Author
Addressing Caregiver Burnout

Ask Dr. Z December, 2011 By Laura Zipris, Psy. D., LMHC Editor's Note: Dr. Laura Zipris, Psy. D., LMHC, holds a doctorate in Psychology and is licensed to practice psychotherapy in New York and Florida. She writes a monthly column, Ask Dr. Z...

Happy Thanksgiving to You from HelpingYouCare™
November 24, 2011 Posted by Editor
Happy Thanksgiving to You from HelpingYouCare™

As we give thanks for our Blessings this Thanksgiving, let us all remember in gratitude our family members and especially our senior loved ones and the love, sacrifice and many contributions they have given toward bettering the lives of those around th...

Assistance Dogs Provide Wonderful Help for Those with Limited Mobility
November 23, 2011 Posted by Editor
Assistance Dogs Provide Wonderful Help for Those with Limited Mobility

Assistance Dogs (sometimes called "Service Dogs") provide remarkable help for those with limited mobility. In addition to the salutary love, bond, and companionship that the dogs provide, Assistance Dogs are trained to help with many tasks that make...

Animal Therapist (The Dog Will See You Now)
October 28, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

A video from AARP about three dogs (Destiny, Lorent and Nike) who lift patients' spirits at York Hospital in York Maine. Watch »

A Tribute to Steve Jobs; Remembering His Legacy to Healthcare & Wellness
October 6, 2011 Posted by Editor
A Tribute to Steve Jobs; Remembering His Legacy to Healthcare & Wellness

Steve Jobs, 56, the founder of Apple®, died Wednesday, October 5, 2011, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Despite his personal struggle, Jobs is remembered for his remarkable contributions to technology, including healthcare and wellness tec...

Hope for the Middle-Aged Brain; Author Presents Science-Based Tips for a Sharper Brain
August 30, 2011 Posted by Editor
Hope for the Middle-Aged Brain; Author Presents Science-Based Tips for a Sharper Brain

In her book, The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind, recently published in paperback, author Barbara Strauch, deputy science editor of The New York Times in charge of health and medical science, makes the ...

Healthy Aging Tips
August 4, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

See some healthy aging tips from Registered Dietitian Marianne Smith Edge MS, RD,LD, FADA, Senior Vice President, Nutrition & Food Safety, International Food Information Council (IFIC) and IFIC Foundation » Also visit the associated website...

Optimism Lowers Risk of Stroke, Study Finds
July 23, 2011 Posted by Editor
Optimism Lowers Risk of Stroke, Study Finds

A new study by researchers at the University of Michigan has found that higher optimism was associated with lower risk of stroke among a study sample of 6,044 adults age 50 and over, who were followed for 2 years. This is the first study to measure...

Motivational Talk Therapy After Stoke May Increase Chances of Survival & Reduce Depression
June 30, 2011 Posted by Editor
Motivational Talk Therapy After Stoke May Increase Chances of Survival & Reduce Depression

A new study has found that stroke patients who, in addition to receiving standard stroke care, met with therapists to discuss recovery, life expectations, and potential obstacles, within one month after stroke experienced a 50% lower death rate, and sh...

National Prevention Strategy Released June 16 Under Affordable Care Act
June 17, 2011 Posted by Editor
National Prevention Strategy Released June 16 Under Affordable Care Act

On June 16, 2011, the Surgeon General of the U.S. along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and members of the National Prevention Council, announced the release of the National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy, which w...

Viral Happiness: How To Reach 7 Million People When You’re 90 Something!
January 15, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor
Viral Happiness: How To Reach 7 Million People When You’re 90 Something!

Laughter can be contagious.  Here's a couple, Marlow & Frances Cowan, married 62 years, spreading a good kind of happy contagion at the Mayo Clinic. They say that “laughter, love and The Lord” have kept them young. This Video has gone ...

Wellness: Emotional Wellness
December 11, 2010 Posted by Editor

A description of what "Emotional Wellness" means, and what is involved in the path to Emotional Wellness, from the University of California, Riverside:

Mayo Clinic Blog on How to Beat Stress
December 11, 2010 Posted by Editor

Read tips from the Mayo Clinic on how to handle stress, and preserve your emotional well being:

Easing Into Gardening
September 9, 2010 Posted by Editor

Easing into gardening, The Denver Post. »View Info

See Archives of Additional Information on Emotional Wellness.

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ETHICAL/SPIRITUAL WELLNESS:

Happy Thanksgiving to You from HelpingYouCare®
November 21, 2012 Posted by Editor
Happy Thanksgiving to You from HelpingYouCare®

As we gather with family to give thanks for our Blessings this Thanksgiving, let us all remember in gratitude our senior loved ones and their family caregivers, and the love they give and sacrifice and many contributions they make to better the lives o...

Perceived Stress Increases Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds; Plus How to Handle Stress
October 1, 2012 Posted by Editor
Perceived Stress Increases Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds; Plus How to Handle Stress

A new analysis of studies involving 118,696 participants, conducted by Donald Edmundson, PhD, a professor at Columbia University Medical Center, and colleagues, has found that self-reported perceived stress was associated with a 27% higher risk of coro...

Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50
September 8, 2012 Posted by Editor
Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50

The month of September has been designated as Healthy Aging® Month, an annual health observance developed to help individuals think more positively about growing older, and take actions to promote their own physical, social, mental and financial well-...

President Proclaims May as Older Americans Month
May 3, 2012 Posted by Editor
President Proclaims May as Older Americans Month

Following a tradition dating from 1963, President Barack Obama has declared the month of May as Older Americans Month. This is an observance declared by every President since President John F. Kennedy, dedicated to recognizing and honoring the achi...

The Caregiver’s Wellness Resolutions
January 4, 2012 Posted by Ruth Mansmith

The Caregiver’s Wellness Resolutions By Ruth Mansmith MS, RN, CRRN, RAC-C Author, national speaker, wellness coach Fresh beginning is the theme of this article. It’s time for making changes and creating a hopeful future. However, with str...

Happy Thanksgiving to You from HelpingYouCare™
November 24, 2011 Posted by Editor
Happy Thanksgiving to You from HelpingYouCare™

As we give thanks for our Blessings this Thanksgiving, let us all remember in gratitude our family members and especially our senior loved ones and the love, sacrifice and many contributions they have given toward bettering the lives of those around th...

Will You Care For Me? Feel the Compassion & Love of a Caregiver in Response to This Touching Song
November 19, 2011 Posted by Editor
Will You Care For Me?  Feel the Compassion & Love of a Caregiver in Response to This Touching Song

In trying to help caregivers, emphasis is often placed on the difficulty and stress of the role. But, the positive side of caregiving, the emotional rewards we feel as caregivers when we provide love and care to those in need, are sometimes forgotten....

A Tribute to Steve Jobs; Remembering His Legacy to Healthcare & Wellness
October 6, 2011 Posted by Editor
A Tribute to Steve Jobs; Remembering His Legacy to Healthcare & Wellness

Steve Jobs, 56, the founder of Apple®, died Wednesday, October 5, 2011, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Despite his personal struggle, Jobs is remembered for his remarkable contributions to technology, including healthcare and wellness tec...

Optimism Lowers Risk of Stroke, Study Finds
July 23, 2011 Posted by Editor
Optimism Lowers Risk of Stroke, Study Finds

A new study by researchers at the University of Michigan has found that higher optimism was associated with lower risk of stroke among a study sample of 6,044 adults age 50 and over, who were followed for 2 years. This is the first study to measure...

Viral Happiness: How To Reach 7 Million People When You’re 90 Something!
January 15, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor
Viral Happiness: How To Reach 7 Million People When You’re 90 Something!

Laughter can be contagious.  Here's a couple, Marlow & Frances Cowan, married 62 years, spreading a good kind of happy contagion at the Mayo Clinic. They say that “laughter, love and The Lord” have kept them young. This Video has gone ...

See Archives of Additional Information on Ethical/ Spiritual Wellness.

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“VOCATIONAL OR OCCUPATIONAL WELLNESS” – SENSE OF PURPOSE & ACHIEVEMENT:

Is Stress at Work Adding to Your Stress as a Family Caregiver?
September 22, 2012 Posted by Editor
Is Stress at Work Adding to Your Stress as a Family Caregiver?

Feelings of stress commonly arise out of the challenges of being a family caregiver. And, managing caregiver stress is a huge part of proper caregiver self-care. But, if you are also working outside the home, is stress at work adding to your burden...

Oldest Gospel-Recording Artist
September 17, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor
Oldest Gospel-Recording Artist

Edith Mama Randolph, the Oldest Gospel Recording Artist, was over 100 years old when she recorded “Will There Be Any Stars in My Crown?” She was 99 when she was approached about making an album. She sang without printed lyrics from the wide ra...

Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50
September 8, 2012 Posted by Editor
Healthy Aging® Month Focuses on Limitless Possibilities After Age 50

The month of September has been designated as Healthy Aging® Month, an annual health observance developed to help individuals think more positively about growing older, and take actions to promote their own physical, social, mental and financial well-...

Nola Ochs, World's Oldest Masters Degree at Age 98, Now Writing a Book at 100 Years Old!
August 4, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor
Nola Ochs, World's Oldest Masters Degree at Age 98, Now Writing a Book at 100 Years Old!

Nola Ochs, the World's Oldest College Graduate at age 95, set another world record by earning her Masters Degree at 98 Years Old! Now she is writing a book at age 100! Nola is pictured at left, at 98 years old, receiving her Masters Degree in Libe...

97-Year-Old Man Becomes the Oldest University Graduate
May 23, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor
97-Year-Old Man Becomes the Oldest University Graduate

Allan Stewart graduated with a Master of Clinical Science degree from Southern Cross University at the age of 97. He received a law degree from Australia's University of New England in 2006. Watch »

HHS Announces New Administration on Community Living to Help Seniors & Disabled Live At Home
April 17, 2012 Posted by Editor
HHS Announces New Administration on Community Living to Help Seniors & Disabled Live At Home

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced Monday that it has established a new Administration on Community Living under HHS, which will be dedicated to "enhancing and improving the broad range of supports that individuals with disa...

Olivia Neubauer - 100-Year-Old Teacher
March 14, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor
Olivia Neubauer - 100-Year-Old Teacher

Olivia Neubauer is still going strong and still in the classroom teaching reading at 100-years old! She started teaching in 1935. Watch this report by NBC News on this remarkable and inspiring woman »   See more Stories of I...

The Oldest Active Federal Judge
January 24, 2012 Posted by Senior Editor
The Oldest Active Federal Judge

Judge Wesley E. Brown was the oldest active federal judge in the nation's history. He passed on recently at age 104. He reduced his caseload when his health declined in recent months. Watch a 2008 WSU Alumni Presentation Award » &nbs...

The Caregiver’s Wellness Resolutions
January 4, 2012 Posted by Ruth Mansmith

The Caregiver’s Wellness Resolutions By Ruth Mansmith MS, RN, CRRN, RAC-C Author, national speaker, wellness coach Fresh beginning is the theme of this article. It’s time for making changes and creating a hopeful future. However, with str...

A Tribute to Steve Jobs; Remembering His Legacy to Healthcare & Wellness
October 6, 2011 Posted by Editor
A Tribute to Steve Jobs; Remembering His Legacy to Healthcare & Wellness

Steve Jobs, 56, the founder of Apple®, died Wednesday, October 5, 2011, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Despite his personal struggle, Jobs is remembered for his remarkable contributions to technology, including healthcare and wellness tec...

Hope for the Middle-Aged Brain; Author Presents Science-Based Tips for a Sharper Brain
August 30, 2011 Posted by Editor
Hope for the Middle-Aged Brain; Author Presents Science-Based Tips for a Sharper Brain

In her book, The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind, recently published in paperback, author Barbara Strauch, deputy science editor of The New York Times in charge of health and medical science, makes the ...

Dimensions of Wellness - Vocational/ Occupational Wellness for Seniors
December 11, 2010 Posted by Editor

Good discussion of "Occupational Wellness" for Seniors,  from NetWellness.org, Consumer Health Information published by the University of Cincinnati, The Ohio State University and Case Western Reserve University. As pointed out, one must not undere...

Wellness: Occupational Wellness
December 11, 2010 Posted by Editor

A definition and description of "Occupational Wellness" from the University of California, Riverside: "The ability to achieve a balance between work and leisure time, addressing workplace stress and building relationships with co-workers. It focuses o...

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