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Nov 14, 2023

When you have positive beliefs about aging, there's a protective effect above and beyond what your genetics say.

—Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP, FGSA, FAAN

While our brains undergo changes as we age, it's important to note that these do not necessarily mean we are normally bound to have Alzheimer’s disease or...

Oct 4, 2023

Do you know the best ways to prevent falls as you age? Want to learn more about how physical therapy (PT) can be a game-changer?

This information is important for all of us as we age but are especially important for caregivers and those living with Alzheimer’s disease. 

Join me on today’s episode as we learn about...

Jul 21, 2023

“Motor scooters really can't make a major difference in the life of an older adult who might not otherwise be able to leave their home without one. This impacts their independence and as I found out, it actually impacts their care partners as well.”

Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP, FGSA, FAAN


Jul 4, 2023

“Falling is the number one leading cause of fractures in the United States, and they're the second leading cause of unintentional injury and death globally.” Melissa Batchelor, PhD, RN, FNP, FGSA, FAAN

In 2022, in the United States, of the top 5 leading causes of death, 3 are chronic conditions 1.

May 30, 2023

We often hear the phrase "aging gracefully," but what exactly does that mean? 

Many of us assume that our expected aging process is predetermined by genetics and family history, but that's not entirely true. While genetics play a role, our lifestyle choices and environmental factors also heavily impact our...