Senior Living Blog - Quotes & Facts

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

Castle Rock is part of the Denver metropolitan area and is located in Douglas County, Colorado (https://www.douglas.co.us/). It is conveniently located midway between Denver and Colorado Springs. With a reputation for small-town hospitality, this charming community has been nationally recognized as one of the best towns to live, work, dine, and play. With roots in mining and railroads, Castle Rock offers an updated taste of the Old West. Easily accessible by Interstate 25, the town encompasses 33 square miles and sits in the East Plum Creek Valley at the base of the Rocky Mountains. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, Castle Rock is a safe and welcoming place to enjoy nature, year round. 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

Avoiding Health Scams

Published December 11, 2018 by Donna Mae Scheib

Advertisers and marketers have a psychological secret that they have used again and again to sell their products over the last century: the more someone sees something or hears something, again and again, the more likely that they will accept it as truth. This is why we are constantly bombarded with advertisements everywhere we look: television commercials, billboards, newspapers, magazines, radio stations, and now, there are even algorithms via search engine sites that help social media sites and other web forms target the kind of advertisements that you will see when you are scrolling through Facebook, Instagram, or other websites based off of what you have previously searched on Google. So, although there are products that can be beneficial for daily living and health, there are also scams where products are promoted that are not necessarily truthful. The Food and Drug Administration defines health scams as "products that claim to prevent, treat, or cure diseases or other health conditions but is not proven safe or effective for those users". Seniors should be wary of these types of scams, especially health-related where a miracle drug is promised to heal a diagnosis or reverse aging. Let's explore some common health products that are sold and ways to see if they are a health scam or not. read more

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