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Caring for a loved one with dementia can be challenging and at times, overwhelming. Currently, more than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Salem resident and former caregiver Susan Jones cared for her partner Elizabeth for 12 year…

Educate yourself about the options available in continuing care communities, which range from independent living to skilled nursing care. 

“Hens” and their “chicks” are actually succulent plants that are easy to grow, but not all of them can handle cold winters.

Growing evidence indicates that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting key lifestyle habits.

Don’t you just love Oregon summers? Living in this beautiful part of the world is a privilege we should never take for granted.

What makes you feel love, makes your heart sing, or lights up your life?

In 1926, The Elsinore Theatre opened in downtown Salem as a silent film house and vaudeville venue, and for yearly 100 years has provided a variety of artistic opportunities to the Salem community. Did you visit The Elsinore to see a blockbuster movie, a silent film, a touring dance company …

With summer around the corner and the warm temperatures we experienced earlier this month, keeping cool will be a priority. While heat-related illness is preventable, many people get sick, and even die, from extreme heat each year.

Ripe berries bursting with flavor are one of the perks of an oregon summer

For anyone living with a chronic disease, whether it’s cancer, an auto-immune disorder, pain issues or any other health problem, it is imperative that you optimize your intestinal health.

John Rogers has been collecting comic books since 1984, so what better venue for raising funds to fight cancer.

In an interview with AARP some years back, they mentioned that so many people serving as caregivers don’t necessarily see themselves or identify as a caregiver. They asked, “How do people know if they are indeed a caregiver?”

Our kidneys work hard to keep us healthy so it is good to take some time to think about what we can do to keep them healthy. Our kidneys work 24/7 filtering our blood, removing toxins and fluids to keep our bodies well.

Ohsu sports medicine specialist offers tips for resistance exercise and strength training as we age

If you think you’re the only one susceptible to scams, think again. In 2018, Oregon Department of Justice received 38,000 phone calls, which resulted in more than 7,000 written complaints, running the gamut from telecommunications to medical services and products.

Back when I was a newbie gardener, I planted marigolds in April. The nursery had them for sale in little four-inch pots and they looked so healthy and sweet. 

Walt Blomberg views fitness as a lifetime plan and, at 69, the Woodburn athlete can still be called a “jock.”

Robert Rycroft has found meaning through the art he’s able to create by using a brush and his mouth.

Brad Pendergraft acts out strategies to interrupt negative thought patterns. Worrying, he says, doesn’t have to be a constant in your life. You can change.

In 1973, a Eugene businessman visiting Israel in hopes of improving his life stumbled into one of the oldest conflicts on the world stage — a war in the Middle East.

With spring almost here, it’s time to start thinking about planning out our vegetable gardens. I always enjoy seeing the new products that seed companies and growers offer. Mostly, they’re just improved varieties of standard vegetables but some companies like to throw in a bit of whimsy to k…

Blending theology with creativity, Aumsville artist Don White loves to find ways to use his passion for art in his ministry.

In 1819, Donald McKenzie was exploring the Snake River for the Hudson’s Bay Company when he came to its confluence with another river. Unsure of its origin, he sent three members of his fur trapping expedition to further explore the river. They never returned.

Every afternoon, Amtrak’s eastbound Empire Builder pulls out of Portland’s Union Station headed through the Columbia Gorge to Spokane where, in the wee hours of the morning, it hooks up to the train originating in Seattle.

Two Salem senior centers are taking steps to help the homeless and less-fortunate in their communities. “We still have two or three individuals who look for homeless coming for lunch at our Marion-Polk Food Share lunches,” says Donna Avina, president of South Salem Senior Center. “For quite a while after the homeless camp on Commercial near us was broken up, we had a number, mostly men. Most of these people are gone now, because we heard they broke up the two camps these groups had set up.

The Contreras family owns a small bakery but bakes traditional Mexican goodies with a big heart. “We love what we do,” says Maria Contreras, who runs Pilos Mexican Bakery in Corvallis with her parents, Celestino Contreras Padilla and Marcelina Lopez de Contreras, and brother Alberto Contreras.

With the warmer weather and longer days, summertime is the perfect opportunity to get outside and be active. If you’re exercising outdoors this summer, or just having fun in the sun, it’s important to be aware of heat-related illnesses, like heat stroke and exhaustion, and know how to prevent them.

Several months ago, I was corresponding via email with famed plantsman Allan Armitage about — obviously — plants. In the course of our conversation, he offered me a copy of his latest book, “Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots: The Stories Behind the Common Names of Some of Our Favorite Plants,” to read and review. I gladly accepted and promptly received the book in my mailbox.

Many of my patients say they use sunscreen on a daily basis, but they’ll still come into the office with sunburns or tans. (Worth noting: Even though a tan might not hurt like a burn and “looks better,” tans are harmful to the skin, too.) So, what gives?

Before I went to medical school, I was a music student and earned a bachelor’s degree in classical guitar performance. My roommate was a jazz guitarist and, while at the school, I met my wife, who was a vocal major. I was surrounded by music.

Kyle Isaacs and Lori Killen Aus are part of a growing breed of mobile dental care providers who actually pack up their dental tools and come to their patients — from the home to the hospital and even to senior care facilities.