The Working Family Caregiver – from Healing Ties Radio – Smilecast 76

The Working Family Caregiver

Balancing work and family caregiving is a daunting task. I was a guest on Chris MacLellan podcast, Healing Ties, earlier this year where we talked about the issue of the working family caregiver.

Caregiving costs employers $34 billion annually. And you may be surprised to know that 25 percent of family caregivers in the workplace are Millennials! These are issues which are not being discussed nationally or acted upon.

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Senior Sex – More Frequency, Better Outcomes

New research found that older adults who reported having sex at least once each week got better scores on certain cognitive tests  than those who reported having it only once per month or not at all. You can read the full story on senior sex here.

I was a guest on a segment on Charlotte Today where we discussed this issue. I condensed a lot of that article into this blog – http://www.theagingexperience.com/2016/12/09/senior-citizen-sex/ 

Spice Turmeric Could Fight Alzheimer’s – Smilecast 75

Spice Turmeric Could Fight Alzheimer’s

(Vanderbilt University) Curcumin, a natural product found in the spice turmeric, has been used by many Asian cultures for centuries, and a study indicates a close chemical analog of curcumin has properties that may make it useful as a treatment for the brain disease.

“Curcumin has demonstrated ability to enter the brain, bind and destroy the beta-amyloid plaques present in Alzheimer’s with reduced toxicity,” said Wellington Pham, Ph.D., assistant professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt and senior author of the study, published recently in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

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