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About Molly Wisniewski

Molly Wisniewski has cared for older adults living with dementia for over ten years. She is a recent graduate of the Erickson School, UMBC where she received her M.A. in the Management of Aging Services. Her blog Upside to Aging https://theupsidetoaging.wordpress.com is dedicated to sharing an alternative and more positive side to aging.
Latest Posts | By Molly Wisniewski
5 Reasons Why Adopting a Pet in Retirement May Be Right for You
2 weeks ago

5 Reasons Why Adopting a Pet in Retirement May Be Right for You

Socialization is fun, and many reports state that remaining active and social as older adults can keep us healthy and help us to live longer. But what happens when it’s no longer just as simple as hopping in the car and going? Read More

Spice up the Season! 4 Fall Activities to Share with Your Friends and Family
1 month ago

Spice up the Season! 4 Fall Activities to Share with Your Friends and Family

Fall is finally here! Well, we may have a few weeks until the official season change, but the crisp, fresh air, the already fallen leaves and my hankering for pumpkin everything all suggest that Fall has unofficially arrived. Read More

3 Ways to Plan for Your Future Health Care Needs
3 months ago

3 Ways to Plan for Your Future Health Care Needs

Knowing how to recognize a good opportunity to start looking for long term care options can be difficult. Whether we are looking for ourselves, a family member or a loved one, considering senior care can often signal an unwanted decline in our or their health. Read More

What is a Staycation and How Can it Help You As a Caregiver?
4 months ago

What is a Staycation and How Can it Help You As a Caregiver?

What is a staycation and how can it make caregiving during the summer easier? Let me explain. Read More

5 Easy Summer Recipes: Take the Stress and Mess Out of Cooking This Year
5 months ago

5 Easy Summer Recipes: Take the Stress and Mess Out of Cooking This Year

Everyone seems to be concerned with healthy eating these days. And for a good reason! With so many hidden ingredients in our foods, it’s hard to ever really know for sure what we are putting into our bodies. Read More

Urinary Tract Infections Strike at Any Age… Keep an Eye Out for These 6 Signs
6 months ago

Urinary Tract Infections Strike at Any Age… Keep an Eye Out for These 6 Signs

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are not an ideal topic for conversation. They are a painful nuisance that accounts for 8.1 million people visiting their primary care physician each year.

However, the severity of symptoms that can occur in an older adult makes it a necessary conversation topic. Read More

How the 5 Senses Can Help Loved Ones Living with Dementia
8 months ago

How the 5 Senses Can Help Loved Ones Living with Dementia

Our memories mean so much to us. They provide us with a sense of self and stand as a reminder of the journey we have taken in this life. And the memories we share with the people closest to us become an intricate piece of our identity. Read More

3 Tips for Recovering from a Fall and Finding Your Confidence Again
9 months ago

3 Tips for Recovering from a Fall and Finding Your Confidence Again

Winter truly is a beautiful season! White fresh snow covers the ground and the sun glistens on icicles hanging on tree branches and windows. And there is nothing quite like curling up with a cup of tea and a warm blanket to peer out at the wintry scene. Read More

Let’s Celebrate Our Timeless Family Traditions. They Matter!
12 months ago

Let’s Celebrate Our Timeless Family Traditions. They Matter!

The kitchen is often known as the heart of the home, and it has always been my favorite place during the holiday season. The hustle and bustle start shortly after Halloween as the grocery lists get started, and the famous family recipes emerge from their recipe boxes. Read More

4 Ways to Pamper Yourself in Retirement without Breaking the Bank
1 year ago

4 Ways to Pamper Yourself in Retirement without Breaking the Bank

“There’s often a combination of excitement and anxiety as people approach retirement. The excitement comes from having more free time, but the anxiety comes from figuring out how much can I afford to spend? And what will I do with all that time?” – Kevin Reardon Read More