I want to say thank you to a long-time partner and investor in LifeBio, Startup Health. Startup Health has given us time, coaching, connections, media support, and a chance to collaborate with other like-minded healthcare entrepreneurs who face the biggest health challenges of our day and invent brilliant tech solutions. Startup Health selects companies who share their outrageous but realistic mindset — together we can better the health and wellbeing of everyone on the planet. They are “batteries included” always!READ MORE
Penny: During my sophomore year at Ohio State, I lived in the sorority house where Rollie was the busboy. It was love at first sight. Rollie and I did a lot of coffee dates since Rollie didn’t have much money. When he wasn’t working in the evenings, we went for coffee. Rarely did we go out and have anything to eat because that was not in the budget.READ MORE
Every year when we set up our Christmas tree, my son says the same thing: “I can’t wait until it gets really dark so we can sit on the couch and look at the lights.” The darkness makes the light more visible, more incredible. Those tiny, twinkling bulbs become something more than filament and glass. They become something akin to hope.READ MORE
Many American families will gather back around the Thanksgiving table this year after last year’s cancelled or altered plans. (My family shivered around a bonfire last Thanksgiving for as long as we could stand it, and I, for one, am thrilled to be back at the table. --Laura). Perhaps we will eat and drink as much as we can fit in our bellies. The children will have too many dinner rolls and not enough vegetables. We will talk about football games, health issues, and the weather. Then at some point, there will be a lull in the conversation.READ MORE
"I was born in 1932, in Green Lake County, Wisconsin. My parents were both children of immigrants, Polish and German, and both sides were farmers and somehow ended up in Wisconsin.READ MORE
“Our value lies in what we are and what we have been, not in our ability to recite the recent past.” – Homer
While historians debate whether the Ancient Greek poet Homer suffered from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, it is a fact that right now more than 6.2 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. With those numbers projected to more than double by 2050, the need for better ways to diagnose and treat the disease is abundantly clear: even if it hasn’t impacted your family yet, there is a very good chance it will. November is both National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month as well as National Family Caregivers Month, and as Alzheimer’s cases rise with the number of older Americans, we want to honor those family members providing care.READ MORE
Between the falling leaves, the pumpkins out on stoops, and the smell of warm cider, autumn feels like a natural time for reminiscing. It is a time of year when it is easy to let your mind slip into the past and remember Halloween costumes from when you were little or the fragrance of your mother’s apple crumble in the oven. Reminiscing like this can feel a little sappy, a little foolish sometimes. We’re told to focus on the future; keep moving forward. But what if focusing on your past helped you move toward your future with greater resilience, energy, and mental wellbeing? What if remembering the past actually motivated you to live a fuller, better life in the here and now?READ MORE
LifeBio Secures Second National Institute on Aging Grant; Research Will Use Artificial Intelligence as a Possible Diagnostic Tool for Alzheimer's
LifeBio, a leading age-tech solutions company using reminiscence therapy and life story work for social engagement of older populations, announced its second National Institute on Aging (NIA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant of $448,462 to focus on the Alzheimer's disease population.READ MORE
Autumn is a natural time to think about aging. We see the leaves change color as the earth readies itself for transformation. It seems right that September is appropriate for Healthy Aging Month. The phrase “healthy aging” brings many things to mind: maintaining muscle mass, flexibility, a balanced diet and disease prevention. But there are other, less tangible parts of healthy aging that come to mind as well — social engagement, mental wellness, a sense of purpose and legacy.READ MORE
Consider starting a life stories program in health care settings or hospice care for a number of reasons.
1) Reminiscence impacts all dimensions of wellness -- especially the emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and social aspects. Even the physical dimension is touched with reports of lowered pain and increased brain activity.