Healthy Living

Understanding Dementia

Dementia has been defined as a significant decline in a person’s cognitive abilities due to damaged brain cells that disable cognitive functions. Dementia symptoms may range from memory loss to a decline in thinking, communication and behavior skills. In the case of Alzheimer’s, damaged cells in the hippocampus area of the brain affect memory and learning, …

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Understanding Seasonal Depression in Seniors

Seniors are not immune to spells of depression, especially around the holidays when thoughts of the dearly departed, the past or physical limitations may cause them to be down. This seasonal depression isn’t something that should be ignored or dismissed — seniors should not have to suffer in silence. Below are some of the signs …

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Keep an Eye Out for These Signs of Dementia

Family gatherings during the holidays are usually times of great joy, but sometimes a bit of concern creeps in. If your parent or another family member isn’t quite themself, how do you know if the difference is significant? According to physicians, there are specific signs that should signal to you that your family member should …

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Kick These 3 Excuses for Not Planning for Retirement

Values such as self-reliance and independence may be dissuading you from planning your retirement living, but that would be a mistake. It’s impossible to predict the future, and although you don’t need assisted living or home health care right now, it may be invaluable when you finally reach retirement. Below are some common objections we …

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How to Create a Safer Environment in Your Own Home

According to AARP research, aging adults prefer to remain in their own homes as they age. In fact, 90 percent of those surveyed indicated they prefer to stay in their homes and “age in place.” This holds true even when the elderly need some in-home care. For many seniors, the main concern is maintaining control …

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What is Friendship at Home?

Envision a future that advances public health, creates age-friendly homes and communities, enables lifelong learning, work and entrepreneurship, and promotes purposeful engagement and volunteerism. That’s the future of our senior population. Retirement no longer means sitting around relaxing for the rest of your days. Today’s senior is out and about living life to its fullest.

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Healthy Aging Begins at Home

For many individuals, aging in place is the healthiest option. But the benefits don’t end there! Healthy, at-home aging plans have a positive impact on our healthcare system & housing market: http://goo.gl/5pauDE

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