Friday, March 21, 2014

New Pill Cutter

Our latest addition to elderstore is this cool pill cutter.  If you need your pills smaller to make them easier to swallow or to reduce the dosage, take a look at this easy to use pill splitter.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month

In 2010 Congress designated March as National Essential Tremor Awareness Month.  This year, the International Essential Tremor Foundation is organizing walks on March 22 to raise awareness of the disorder.  Visit the foundation's site to learn more.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Alcohol consumption and elderly drivers

A study by the University of Florida has found that alcohol consumption, even within the legal limits, impacts older drivers more than younger ones.  It is a good caution to us all as we age that just because we are under the legal limit doesn't mean we aren't driving impaired.  Use a designated driver!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Red meat and exercise

So this study suggests that the combination of eating lean meat and doing strength training can prevent the muscle deterioration of old age that can lead to falls.  Not surprisingly, it also has a positive impact on mental health. So get a pedal exerciser or a stepper to do your exercises and keep eating your steak and hamburger!

The Death of Santini

Pat Conroy has always been one of my favorite authors.  Last fall I got to hear him speak when he was in Nashville.  If you haven't read his book about his evolving relationship with his father, I highly recommend The Death of Santini.  Here is a picture of Pat Conroy signing a book for my son.