Senior Living Blog - Health & Wellness

According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), almost 90% of seniors over the age of 60 would like to stay in their own homes and "age in place". Only 9% expressed a desire to move to a care facility and 4% to move in with a relative. What modifications are needed for your loved one to remain independent, safe, and comfortable in their own home? read more

Did you know that clinical research can help to further the progress of potential diagnoses, treatments, and methods of the prevention for Alzheimer's? Even though scientists are working to find ways to treat this disease, testing of the improved methods is necessary through clinical trials with humans as volunteers. read more

It hasn't been a month yet when Mother passed away. We took her to the hospital as the staff at her memory care facility said she was not eating much and that she had difficulty swallowing. She was also fidgeting a lot and could not sleep at night. read more

According to the Alzheimer's Association, there is an estimated 5.7 million Americans that are diagnosed with Alzheimer's; 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. The percentage of Alzheimer's diagnosis has increased 123% between 2000 and 2015. As a prevalent disease in our society, it is important to set up a financing plan after a loved one is diagnosed with dementia. read more

A Green Thumb at Any Age

Published December 13, 2018 by Donna Mae Scheib

With such a variety of indoor plants, the task of knowing which one(s) to pick for your environment and lifestyle may seem overwhelming. There is no need to worry. These five easy-to-grow, low-maintenance plants are guaranteed to brighten up your living space and bring a little bit of outdoor nature inside. What's more? Caring for inside plants has been proven to boost overall health with reducing anxiety, pain, and fatigue and lowering blood pressure while improving mental acuity. Plants even assist us in breathing as they absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. read more

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