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About Marlene Anne Bumgarner

Marlene Bumgarner is a retired college instructor. She lives on the California coast and writes about family life, cooking and gardening. Marlene is the author of several books and is currently writing the next one – about raising children, animals and vegetables on a rural plot of land in the 1970s. Please visit her website here: http://www.marlenebumgarner.com
Latest Posts | By Marlene Anne Bumgarner
How a Healthy Mediterranean Diet Might Reduce Inflammation and Pain
2 months ago

How a Healthy Mediterranean Diet Might Reduce Inflammation and Pain

Do you ever wake up feeling like you haven’t slept all night or with joints that hurt as you struggle out of bed? Me too.

These discomforts may be caused by ‘inflammaging’, chronic low-grade inflammation common in older adults, even in the absence of infection. Other possible symptoms of inflammaging are fatigue, a low fever, abdominal and/or chest pain. Read More

The Growing Trend of Older Women Living Alone
4 months ago

The Growing Trend of Older Women Living Alone

After a very emotional and fast-moving turn of events, my partner of 18 years was bundled into a car by his concerned daughter, and I watched them drive away, feeling very alone.  Read More

Making Memories While Visiting Friends and Family with Dementia
5 months ago

Making Memories While Visiting Friends and Family with Dementia

“I’m Losing My Mind”

When my mother began to lose her memory, she laughed about it. “Sometimes I feel like my brain is made of Swiss cheese,” she’d say, “and I keep putting my keys in one of the holes.” Read More

How Our Perception of Time Changes as We Get Older
6 months ago

How Our Perception of Time Changes as We Get Older

“When will Mommy come, Grandma?” my granddaughter used to ask several times a day when she was little. At first, I assumed she missed her mother. I’m sure that was true some of the time, but usually she didn’t seem sad. Read More