Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Alzheimer's Research

Time, the Scientific American, and other sources reported recently on a study which found that certain lifestyle habits can hasten memory loss and the slide many elderly individuals take towards Alzheimer's.  Risk factors included overeating and not getting enough good sleep each night.

Do what you can to help yourself out - eat right and create as serene of an environment in your bedroom as possible!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Sandwich Generation

NPR recently started a series called Family Matters, in which they focus on the financial pressures faced by the "sandwich generation," baby boomers who are finding themselves caring both for their aging "greatest generation" parents as well as their "boomerang generation" children.

The  series' focus is on the financial situations of the profiled families, but an intertwined subject is the cost of caring for an aging parent.  And related still are the emotional and psychological stresses that having a parent in your home causes, as well as the benefits it can bring.

It should be a great series and I encourage you to follow it.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Thank You, Voters!

After yesterday's county-wide vote on Proposition S, St. Louis County will be issuing $100 million in bonds to support the renovation of the current St. Louis County Courthouse as well as the construction of a new Juvenile Court Building.  The measure received 59.49% approval, and needed 57.15% to pass.