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10 Most-Read AgeRight Blog Posts of 2023

2023 saw a variety of engaging and informative articles for our readers on As always, none of this would have been possible without the talent of our contributing writers, experts, and guest bloggers, whose insight and abundant knowledge gave us well-researched, relevant, and educational content for seniors, their families, and caregivers. This year’s blogs covered the Mediterranean diet and frailty, antioxidants and Alzheimer’s disease, and innovative tools to help families navigate memory loss. All of us at AgeRight offer a sincere thank you to our readers and followers for joining us this year. 

Join us in counting down our ten most-read and most-shared stories from the prior year:

10. Why Following the Mediterranean Diet Can Help Prevent Frailty
Author: Kim Chaisson

Following the Mediterranean Diet Can Help Prevent Frailty

SLR’s Director of Culinary & Dining Services Kim Chaisson talks over the power of the Mediterranean diet in improving physical health and reducing frailty in aging adults. Kim guides us through the effects of frailty on seniors and how physical exercise, combined with foods such as dark leafy greens and whole grains, can work to prevent it.

9. What You Need to Know about Sexually Transmitted Infections
Author: Dr. Jane Fleishman

Guest blogger, educator, and researcher Jane Fleishman, PhD educates readers on sexually transmitted infections among seniors and discusses the differences between bacterial and viral infections, which STIs are most prevalent in aging adults, and most importantly, what seniors can do to prevent them. 

8. How Technology Reduces Isolation for Seniors
Author: Pam Maloney

In the age of the Internet, social media, and smartphones, older adults can feel isolated without the means to properly communicate using technology. SLR’s Director of Technology, Pam Maloney, breaks down the barriers to technology usage for older adults, how they can gain digital literacy, and how we can reach across the generational divide by paving the way for senior-friendly tech. 

7. Festive Irish Recipes for Brain Health, Sláinte!
Author: Kim Chaisson


Embrace Irish cuisine with a Brain Healthy twist by preparing one or two of these festive Irish recipes. By swapping out turkey for red meat in Shepherd’s pie or using whole wheat flour in soda bread, you’ll have healthier (but still delicious) versions of the meals some of our assisted living residents grew up with! 

6. Antioxidants and Alzheimer’s Disease Risk
Author: Oldways

Guest contributor Oldways does a deep dive into the numerous benefits of antioxidants for lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s disease mortality and reducing the physical effects of the disease on the brain. These antioxidants can be found in a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, perfect for those following a Mediterranean diet.

5. Falling Into a Healthy Lifestyle: The Mediterranean Diet and Fall Risk for Seniors
Author: Oldways

While older adults are at a higher risk of falling as they age, Oldways has us covered with a discussion on how incorporating the Mediterranean diet and physical activity into daily life can help seniors get stronger, stay healthy, and build community. The combined power of nourishing greens, grains, and lean meats with balance and strength training can promote a healthy lifestyle for older adults.

4. Understanding the LGBTQIA+ Umbrella
Author: Dr. Jane Fleishman

Dr. Jane Fleishman discusses the importance of inclusivity when it comes to gender, sexuality, and relationship types among older adults. Dr. Fleishman gives an overview of the wide variety of orientations and identities that make up the LGBTQIA+ community, emphasizing the unique experiences of these members of the aging population so that we can better understand their perspectives.

3. An Inside Look at How the Mediterranean Diet Supports Healthy Aging
Author: Oldways

As healthy aging is one of the strongest areas of research on the Mediterranean diet, Oldways explores everything from how to reset and refresh your current eating habits, how the diet can slow symptoms of cognitive decline, and how it can help those managing chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. It’s never too late to plant the seeds for a healthier future!

2. Our Aging Bodies: Connections to Sexual Wellbeing
Author: Dr. Jane Fleishman

Dr. Jane Fleishman is back with another educational piece on aging and sexuality, this time covering self-esteem and body image. She stresses the importance of having patience, love and compassion for yourself when navigating changes in your body as you get older, rather than striving to conform to certain standards.

  1. Memory Banks: An Easy-to-Use Tool to Help with Memory Loss
    Author: Kristin Nelson

What if you could stop time and rewind with your most beloved memories? In our most-read and most-shared blog of 2023, Kristin Nelson, the founder and CEO of Audivi, tells us how she has done just that. Kristin shares the story behind Audivi, an app-based service that allows seniors to audio-record their favorite moments throughout their lives, save them in a memory bank, and enjoy them time and time again. Audivi’s founder also provides the five most valuable uses of the memory bank and ties in how this incredible tool can enhance your loved ones’ quality of life.

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