Consider this: It takes an average of eight years for someone with a rare disease to get a diagnosis. Many adults have endured symptoms for decades before finding out what’s wrong with them. Even with a diagnosis, their challenges may not be over. The world of rare diseases is often complicated and misunderstood.
Conversations About Aging is a podcast about …. aging. I am traveling the state of Maine talking to people 60+ about their perspectives on growing older. Leona, who is 92, lives in the largest city — Portland. There’s plenty to do there but one major challenge makes it difficult for her to get around. It’s not her age.
If you ever find yourself having trouble getting up out of a chair (or know someone else who does) you’ll want to read these helpful tips.
A trip to the ER that Dana Scammon thought would be a quick one turned into an intense fight for her life. She suffered some significant losses in the 45 days she spent in the hospital. Instead of feeling sorry for herself, she’s grateful for what she gained.
Liz wanted to get in shape but didn’t want to go to the gym. Peggy wants to have a career as a personal trainer. Read how they’re helping each other out.
Wondering what to give your sweetie or yourself for Valentine’s Day? (I’m a big believer in giving yourself presents.) Make your gift a little more special by making it yourself. Here are two ideas.
Conversations About Aging is an exciting new Catching Health podcast series. This first episode explains the why behind the series and includes an interview with the man who inspired me to embark on this adventure. Let’s get the conversation started!
Potatoes are comfort food for me, especially when they’re baked or mashed or fried (the way my mother used to). Did you know they’re also nutritious? Get the lowdown and some great cooking tips that don’t include deep frying or lots of butter and sour cream.
Did you know? There is a right way to walk. Learn how and get some easy, helpful exercises from physical therapist Jason Adour.
Does someone you care about seem to be “stuck” and you’d like to help but don’t know how? We have some good advice for you. You just have to listen.