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Here are the top ten articles for the Geriatrics Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Pets and Aging
Pets make wonderful companions for older adults and are considered "therapy" in many situations. It's important to know what to consider when choosing the right pet so that the experience is positive and enhances our lifestyle.
2. Late Life Remarriage
Remarrying in later years is not always easy since two people have to mesh their lifestyles, families, friends and interests. How to do it well? Read all about it!
3. Boomers are Fighting Ageism
Older persons encounter ageism in the workplace, the health care system, family settings, and in most other venues. By ignoring the existence of stereotyping, older persons in fact are encouraging discrimination against themselves. Let's learn how not to encourage these negative ageism behaviors.
4. Car Choices
Selecting the cars we drive in older age is important as the choices we make directly affect our safety when we drive. Check out the guidelines for car selection and tips for comfort now and for the future.
5. Planning for a Healthy Trip
Many older persons love to travel but they make their plans as they did when they were younger, without "thinking it through." We forget that we may need different shoes, get our medications refilled , and more. Take a look at what we need to make our next trip safe and comfortable.
6. Technology as We Age
Statistics show that many older persons are not keeping up with technology and get very frustrated when trying to learn, such as using smart phones. There are many tech tools that would be useful to us as we age and enhance our quality of life. The key is to go slowly but go!
7. Creativity in Later Life
Creativity can be a means of making a significant social contribution or can become a very personal addition to our life satisfaction. Learn how to enhance our later years by tapping into our creative side.
8. Centenarians as An Aging Model
Research shows that centenarians represent an excellent model of aging well, and some of the reasons are included here. The New England study results give us the predictors as to why people live to be age 100. Interviews with centenarians have fostered advice as to how they made it to 100 plus.
9. Breast Cancer Prevention Tidbits
Learn about new ways to prevent breast cancer.
10. Quality of Life Newsletter Content
This first newsletter article provides an overview of the content planned for the Quality of Life newsletter linked to BellaOnline's Geriatrics site.
Be sure to visit the Geriatrics Archives for all the articles!
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