By the time you finish reading this infographic, at least one person in the United States will have developed Alzheimer’s disease. Here are the facts and stats you should know about the most common form of dementia.Read More
Most of us plan for major events in our lives: college educations, weddings, the births of children, retirement and our final estate. Yet, a study by the National Funeral Directors Association says although nearly two-thirds of consumers believe communicating their funeral wishes to family members is important, less than a fourth have done so.Read More
Elder takes action inconsistent with his or her life history. Documents and actions run counter to the person's previous long-time values and beliefs. For instance, one competent man bought a horse farm within a year after his wife died. Neighbors, who later were tried and convicted of using undue influence, told the man it was a good investment.Read More
November is National Family Caregivers Month. This is a time to celebrate the contribution of those volunteer friends and family members who support a loved one with their health or managing a disability.
10 Tips for National Family Caregivers MonthRead More
Life can be tough, and growing old is no exception. As we age, lots of seniors prefer to stay right where they are — in their homes. Certainly the aging process is complex, and there’s no one size fits all option when it comes to what’s best. Still if you ask us, as long as a senior is competent to care for themselves or living with a competent spouse they should have full control over their living situation. And for many, that means staying in their home. Because of advances in medicine, technology, and professional caregivers, this may be a safer option than ever before. Here are our top 5 benefits of again in place.Read More
Gentlemen, it’s probably not going to get better on its own. Speak up about your most personal health concerns.
A physician who specializes in the male reproductive system and urinary tract called a urologist can help provide solutions. If you have urologic health concerns, talk with your doctor about first steps and referrals.Read More
Who Does Frailty Affect?
About 5 percent to 10 percent of people over age 65 are frail, according to a 2013 article in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA).2 Most are over 80 years old and most are women, partly because women live longer than men. Smoking, depression, long-term medical problems and being underweight seem to increase the likelihood of becoming frail.Read More
Holidays bring families together to celebrate the season and enjoy sharing time together. They also offer opportunities for us to spend lengthier periods of time with aging parents and loved ones — sometimes long enough to observe changes in habits or lifestyle that give rise to concerns about their health or well-being, especially when they live on their own. The changes can seem slight or innocuous: a forgotten face, a mismatched outfit, a wrong turn on the way to the grocery store. Or, they can be more alarming:Read More
Home modification is a fairly new concept that has come along with the incarnation of seniors choosing to stay living in their homes in place of moving to assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Due to limitations that naturally occur as we age changes need to be made in order for needs to be met and safety kept at a premium.Read More
Video offered by Assured Healthcare to help educate older adults and seniors about the potential benefits of exercise in improving brain health and reducing risk of stroke.Read More
So you want to stay youthful and maintain your best look, but the thought of turning into Joan Rivers gives you the creeps. And what if you’re a middle aged man? You’ve had an entire life of people telling you that you shouldn’t worry about aging because it’s all inevitable, right?Read More