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One of the many challenges facing adult children of seniors is the conversation regarding finances.
Many think that as we get older, the need for sleep decreases but results from research are saying otherwise. While it is true that seniors’ sleep patterns change over the years, a full night’s sleep (7.5-9 hours), undisturbed, is as important as the emotional and physical state of their life. Sleep helps the memory process, [...]
If you want to increase your likelihood that your wishes regarding life-sustaining treatment will be known and followed, the MOLST form is a good place to start.
Scientists are investigating aging from many different directions, researching ways to enhance our life quality, and in the process, extend our lives. And it’s not just for the elderly among us.
Simple, practical tips for arranging care for a loved one with Huntington’s Disease. Need for in-home care for the patient and the primary caregiver.
Another chart summarizes a discussion of mental illness by contrasting dementia, depression, and delirium with normal aging.
Image via Wikipedia 5 Ways to Stay Safe and Healthy this Winter 1. Stay hydrated. Dry air and cold winds can really take it out of you, especially the elderly. Just because it’s not hot doesn’t mean it’s not dry. The onset of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), depression, and forgetfulness can be minimized by maintaining [...]
Image via Wikipedia New Elder Communities Take Root Where We Already Live. Written By: Christopher Van De Moortel, President Aging in Place and Senior Villages are beginning to sweep the country. Each “village” may vary slightly in their approach to helping seniors remain in their homes, but most have a combination of volunteer services and third [...]
Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, and Vision Loss May Drive Public Policy Accessible Design for people with vision loss may get a little boost from the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted in 1990, which expanded opportunities for persons with disabilities by prohibiting discrimination and requiring reasonable accommodations in employment and job opportunities, public accommodations and services, [...]
Early on in our venture to help seniors stay in their homes, we came across a few interesting clients who suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease. We quickly learned that strategies to actively work with each client needed to be employed. Moreover, we realized that we needed to be caring for the caregiver. Mr. B. had moderate [...]