Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s and by 2050 this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million. Alzheimer’s is one form of dementia (there are more than 120 types of dementia) for which there is currently no cure. Dementia Friendly America (DFA) is a movement that...
Jazz performer Lori Williams joined WDUN's "The Martha Zoller Show" Wednesday to talk about her upcoming performance at the Arts Council's Easter weekend event and her philanthropic work. Click play on the audio above for the full interview.
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Did you know that 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, and the MAJORITY ARE WOMEN?. This month I’m sharing some staggering statistics taken from the Alzheimer’s Association website regarding the effect of Alzheimer’s disease on women. In the US, more than 10 MILLION WOMEN are...
Wow, that didn’t take long. A wolf waiting in sheep’s clothing. City Council slipped in the Metro Tax Districts, which financially benefit the developers only and financially burden the residents. Now they want to approve the same program to Parks and Recreation. Open your eyes, Greeley citizens. Don’t...
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You know that your body needs exercise, but did you know it’s CRUCIAL for your brain as well? I recently interviewed Ron Nevelow, with Enlighten Senior Care on my podcast, and he shared the five things we all should be doing to work toward (and keep) a healthier brain.
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Elder abuse cases are on the rise and the pandemic is a contributing factor. Elder abuse is not just limited to physical abuse, but also includes emotional, financial, and sexual abuse, as well as neglect and abandonment. According to the American Psychological Association, the majority of older adults abused are female. Shockingly, the most common abuser is adult children, followed by a spouse and other family members.
Most seniors want to stay in their homes as long as possible, and that may make sense for some, but not all. There is a lot of misinformation and fear that hold seniors back from considering senior living communities. MYTH: “Living in my own home is the best place to...
7:30pm – 1:00am. THIS is the place to be for an comfortable, upscale, yet enchanting evening of popular jazz and R&B, accompanied by delicious food, festive spirits and great conversation. Right in your own backyard–no need to comb the chilly streets of downtown to get your party on!
Unsure what to buy for the senior loved one in your life? Hopefully, you will find some inspiration here and check some items off your holiday shopping list. Warm blankets, cozy slippers and pajamas are useful gifts that are always appreciated, whether your senior family member still lives in their own home or has made the move into a senior living community.
The holidays are a time to catch up with family and friends, some we may not have seen since last year’s holiday season. When visiting with senior loved ones, you may be surprised to notice changes. It’s important to not brush off changes, chalking it up to aging. Instead, take the time to evaluate how they’re doing by using this checklist to search for clues:
Programming on Jazz 91.9 WCLK is made possible in part by support from The Suite Food Lounge, home of The Suite Jazz Series, presenting this Thursday, October 28, Saxophonist Dee Lucas and Vocalist Lori Williams along with The Suite Jazz Series Band. Doors open at 6:30pm, with showtime at 7:30pm. More information about this performance and the Suite Jazz Series is available by calling 404-577-2500 or at eventbrite.com or JazzBeat Promotions.
If you have ever researched senior living options you know it can be overwhelming and confusing! There are many misconceptions about senior living, but these are the THREE I hear the most often. “I am looking for a nursing home.”. Many people think nursing homes are the only game in...
You know the saying “you can’t teach an old dog a new trick?” I disagree, and I have proof to back me up. A study by neuroscientists at the University of Texas at Dallas saw a lasting INCREASE in memory skills for seniors who took on new mentally challenging hobbies, such as learning to quilt or playing a musical instrument.
Lori Williams, a TWS member and wildlife biologist in the Wildlife Diversity Program with the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission, recently earned the title of 2020 Biologist of the Year. “Lori is inspirational to those of us lucky enough to work with her because of her incredible no-nonsense work ethic,...
Life transitions are a given as we age. Many of us follow the path of high school, college and career. Followed by marriage and a baby carriage. Then, before you know it, your babies are grown and you’re an empty-nester. I’m personally in the empty-nester phase, with my youngest headed...
Lori Williams was hired as LSU’s Deputy Director of Athletics for Leadership and Strategy in July 2021. She provides oversight and leadership for diversity, equity, inclusion initiatives, human resources and compliance, and she works as a liaison to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX, the Office of General Counsel and the Office of Student Advocacy and Accountability.
As the temperature soars this summer, we all need to make sure we are staying hydrated, but it’s even more critical if you are a senior or caring for a senior. As we age, there are several factors that make us more susceptible to dehydration, such as: decreased sense of thirst, medications, mobility issues, and cognitive impairment.
I recently received a call from my step-father, who lives in Mississippi. He had received an odd call from a man claiming to be my son. The caller had greeted him with, “Hi Grandpa, it’s Chris. I’ve been in a car accident, I’m bleeding and in jail. I need you to call my lawyer.”
In November 2019, we traveled to Louisiana to celebrate my mother’s 80th birthday. When I hugged and kissed her goodbye, I could never have imagined that we were on the cusp of a global pandemic and it would be over a year until I saw her again. Working in senior...