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Ask Joan: Painful sex

Joan advises a reader who finds sex painful.

Q&A with Diane Keaton

Screen legend Diane Keaton, 73, picks up the pom-poms to prove it's never too late for a second act.

Are you an Old-fashioned Driver?

Your driving savvy needs an update, says the AAA.

A new way to get stronger

There's a new way to keep fit and stay strong for day to day activities.

Senior Planet Featured in Fast Company

Fast Company features Senior Planet as a leader and innovator.

Top trends in ‘Superfoods”

Which of these top ten health foods are on your grocery list?

Tech of the Month: Fitness Trackers

If sitting is the new smoking, kick the habit and get moving with these trackers.

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Get Healthy: Volunteer.

A study shows that depression symptoms lessened in seniors who volunteered.

6 Easy Everyday Routines for Strength

Practice these simple exercise routines to keep you moving with ease as you get older - and without the fear of falling.

Chef’s Table: The Bristal at East Meadow’s Joseph Albert Shares His Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Some people are lucky: They’ve always known where they want to work. Joseph Albert, Food Service Director at The Bristal at East Meadow, is one of those people. “I’ve been working in assisted l

Four Fast Answers about toxins

Did you know you are living in an exposome?

Safety, Security, and Peace of Mind at Reflections

When your loved one has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, keeping them safe is often your top priority. And according to the Alzheimer’s Association, keeping loved ones with dement

Sleep Better Tonight When You Try These 6 Foods

Haven’t been sleeping well? Contrary to popular belief, getting a poor night of sleep isn’t a normal part of aging. While some disorders or medications might make it harder to get rest, there ar

McKnight’s Senior Living: Winsome Bent Among McKnight’s 2019 Women of Distinction Winners

Article courtesy of McKnight’s Senior Living The Bristal is proud to announce that Regional Director, Winsome Bent has been recognized as a top leader in the field of long-term care and senior care

Dementia Care: Six Tips for Coping with Delusions

You’ve been helping Dad with his bills and investments for years — and now he’s suddenly convinced you’re trying to steal his money. Or you’ve shared a happy marriage for decades with your

Stay Safe and Healthy This Winter With These Top Tips

With a chill in the air and snow blanketing the ground, you can be sure that it’s finally winter. While winter can pose its own challenges, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy the season safely,

5 Fun Day Trip Destinations: Suffolk County

There’s so much to see and do in the idyllic landscape of Suffolk County, located on the eastern half of Long Island. Accessible within a few hours’ drive or an even shorter train ride from New Y

How Essential Oils Can Help People With Dementia Sleep Better

Is there a certain smell that reminds you of home? Is it fresh-baked cookies right out of the oven? Maybe the smell of Chanel No. 5 evokes memories of watching your mom get ready for a big night out.

Video Chatting with Grandma

Study finds video chatting is the best technology to prevent loneliness in seniors reports US News and World Report.

Study says Tai Chi most effect exercise to combat dementia.

A meta-analysis of 20 studies on tai chi and cognition determined tai chi appears to improve executive function without any cognitive decline, reports Newsmax.

Chef’s Table: The Bristal at Holtsville’s Josef Mujanovic Shares His Recipe for Cheese Tortellini Francese

Sometimes, a love of cooking is in our blood. And for Josef Mujanovic, that’s exactly what got him into the kitchen at a young age. “Growing up, I remember sitting on bags of flour watching my da

5 Fun Day Trip Destinations: Nassau County

Long Island is a place of intriguing opposites — rolling green hills and white sand beaches; colonial charm and modern sensibilities; a world away from it all that’s less than two hours from the

2018 INALA Award Winners

Check out this year’s winners!

INALA Conversations: Dementia and Guns – Part Two

If an individual’s dementia has progressed to the point that conversation is not possible due to the disease or lack of judgment, than it is important that family members take action to safeguard th

Aging and Thinning Skin

Is your skin becoming thinner as you age? Thin skin is a natural part of getting older, alongside wrinkles, less skin elasticity, and skin that is dry or easily damaged. While thinning skin is not rev

INALA Conversations: Dementia and Guns

The best time to have a conversation about firearms in the house is BEFORE there is a major safety concern! For an individual living with dementia, gun ownership may represent security, pride in a ski

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.

Assisted living communities must provide residents with information about flu vaccine

Licensed and non-licensed assisted living communities must provide residents with information about flu vaccine. The requirement can be met with a copy of the CDC’s vaccine information statement (VI

Get your flu shot before the end of October

The CDC is recommending people get flu shots by the end of October. Learn more.

Previous and current approaches to dementia care

A New Yorker article entitled “The Comforting Fictions of Dementia Care” discusses previous and current approaches to dementia care. (Print edition of the article published October 8th is headline

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