Monthly Archives: September 2023

Sense of smell linked to speed of brain loss and cognitive decline

Having a good sense of smell is associated with slower loss of brain volume and cognitive decline in older adults, and the link between sense of smell and brain and cognitive changes may be especially pronounced among those who develop cognitive impairment or dementia. These are the key findings from NIA-led research published recently in Neurology. […]

How Smell and Taste Change as You Age

Sally’s Story Sally looked forward to Thanksgiving dinner at her daughter’s house every year. She loved the smell of the turkey and all the fixings. She couldn’t wait to dig in. But, this year it didn’t smell like Thanksgiving and, when Sally ate the holiday food, she felt let down. It wasn’t as tasty as […]

Healthy Meal Planning: Tips for Older Adults

ating healthfully and having an active lifestyle can support healthy aging. Use the resources below to learn about different patterns of healthy eating and ways to create a nutritious meal plan. Older adults’ unique nutrition needs Simple adjustments can go a long way toward building a healthier eating pattern. Follow these tips to get the […]

Healthy Aging Tips for the Older Adults in Your Life

If you have older family members or loved ones, you may worry about their health as they age. Aging increases the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and dementia. The good news is that adopting and maintaining a few key behaviors can help older adults live longer, healthier […]

Is Cohousing The Best Solution To Aging Well?

By Kathy Gottberg Filed under: Meaningful, Rightsized, Sustainable Cohousing isn’t a new concept. In fact, humans have been coming together in community for thousands of years to survive and thrive. What is new is that these days many of us have grown so independent and disconnected that we’ve forgotten why community is important in the first place. Maybe when […]

4 Ways To Build Wealth, Be Financially Secure and Live With Less Stress

By Kathy Gottberg Filed under: Meaningful, Rightsized, Sustainable A recent article in Money Magazine listed four simple strategies that many millionaires use to get rich. While I have nothing against being wealthy, I believe that finding meaning and purpose, achieving happiness, and discovering our unique rightsized lifestyle is far more important. But interestingly enough, the four tips offered by Money Magazine actually translate into four […]

Advice For Anyone Who Wants To Live Forever

By Kathy Gottberg Filed under: Meaningful, Rightsized, Sustainable Open any magazine or watch any number of tv commercials and you’ll soon come across an ad that will tempt you with the possibility of looking young and living forever.  Anti-aging products make the promise sound within our reach, while technology and the medical industry are spending billions to make it […]

Why Real Estate Can Be A Golden Goose For Retirement Investment

By Kathy Gottberg Filed under: Meaningful, Rightsized, Sustainable Some of you might not know that I have been a licensed real estate broker for the last 35 years.  While I did sell a number of homes in my time, I am a far better researcher than a salesperson.  That’s why I first began writing about real estate, and then […]