Guest Blogs

Nutrition Recommendations for Older Adults

Nutrition Recommendations for Older Adults

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Sep 20, 2021

Table of Contents Guest Article by Brooke Grubb MS, RD, LD, Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services at Aging AheadBody composition changes with agingChanges in chewing and swallowing can impact dietAccess to food Guest Article by Brooke Grubb MS, RD, LD, Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services at Aging Ahead The field of nutrition to…

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Making the Shift from Surviving to Living: Meeting More Than Just the Physical Needs of Our Elders

Making the Shift from Surviving to Living: Meeting More Than Just the Physical Needs of Our Elders

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Aug 17, 2021

Written By: Amy Neu, MSW, LCSW “I don’t know why my body keeps going. I was ready to die a long time ago.” “It feels like my days are full of nothing more than finding things to do to pass the time.” “This place is pretty, and I have what I need to survive, but…

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Aging and Falls

Aging and Falls

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Jun 29, 2021

Guest Article by Deb Lavender, Physical Therapist Owner of Des Peres Physical Therapy As we age, we tend to fall more, not because getting older causes us to fall, but because it has been more years since we practiced balance. When was the last time you played hopscotch or walked on a straight line? The…

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Seniors and Post Pandemic Driving:

Seniors and Post Pandemic Driving: 5 Things to Keep in Mind Before They Get Behind the Wheel Again

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Apr 19, 2021

Table of Contents Guest Article by Vicki Spraul, President and Founder of Gray Matters Alliance, LLCSo, what is so wrong if our older loved ones get back out on the roads like the rest of us? What can you do to help them get back to their favorite destinations?Things to observeHow to prepare them to…

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What do I do? My parents are hoarding

What Do I Do? My Parents Are Hoarding

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Apr 12, 2021

Guest Article By Denise Lee  It‘s painful to see people you care about put themselves in a precarious situation. Our natural inclination is to jump in and fix the problem so we can make the situation better. Here’s the rub, our efforts to help can actually worsen the situation. Typically, I get a phone call or…

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Lockdown Uplift: Tips to Enhance Connection with Loved Ones in Senior Communities

Lockdown Uplift: Tips to Enhance Connection with Loved Ones in Senior Communities

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Mar 19, 2021

Written By: Amy Neu, MSW, LCSW  Families are finding themselves in difficult situations during this pandemic.  A common issue that I have been discussing with clients is how to best support their loved ones who are in senior living communities.  Many communities tasked with protecting their residents’ health across the continuum of care (independent senior…

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A More Hopeful Outcome For A Family Member’s Hoarding

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Feb 22, 2021

Guest Article By Denise Lee | February 18, 2021 “Look at this mess! Mom, how can you live this way?” The daughter was clearly upset, but her comments only upset her mom. “Be nice. You don’t have the right to talk to me that way. How I live is my business.” Perhaps you’ve experienced a…

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Caregiver March 2019 Hands being held

Caregiving – A Stressful Calling

By Gretchen Curry, MSPH | Jan 20, 2020

By: Cheryl Hitchcock          Approximately 65 million Americans are caregivers to loved ones. These people, who care for loved ones without training as health care professionals, are in many cases forced to do so due to our aging population and changes in health care system. Whether an ill partner or child, or…

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