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How to know if it’s a cold, the flu or COVID-19

It's understandable if every cough or sniffle brings on fears of COVID-19. After all, the symptoms associated with familiar illnesses, like a cold and the flu, can also be signs of a coronavirus infection. And this season, vigilance can be a good thing, since “early intervention leads to a better outcome,” says Peter Kuhn, a [...]

From pills to puzzles, the Global Council on Brain Health separates fact from fiction

Brain health is a hot topic among older adults and for good reason. About 50 million people around the globe are living with dementia; by 2030 that number is expected to hit 82 million, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). While dementia risk increases with age, it's important to note that the disease is [...]

ITN Bluegrass helps others. You can help, too

ITNBluegrass, the independent transportation network which offers dignified transportation for seniors, has some amazing October numbers to share. In October, ITNBluegrass was busy. The service gave: In-Person rides: 448 Warm Meal Delivery: 143 Pantry Food Boxes: 3 And in 12 years of service it has provided more than 95,000 rides. ITNBluegrass can always use more [...]

A stocked icebox can make life easier in unpredictable COVID-19 times

When COVID-19 hit, many people realized that freezers could do much more than hold a few frozen pizzas and ice cream. It became an essential part of food storage in the kitchen and a way to prepare in an increasingly erratic time. A recent story on AARP.org says that when it comes to shortages of [...]

How to communicate better with those with dementia

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to [...]