Why the Holiday Season is a Great Time to Move to a Lifestyle Community

People may believe that the winter months are the worst time to move. In reality, the holiday season is a great time of year to move into a lifestyle community. If you ever thought of moving to a lifestyle community, here are three reasons why the holiday season is a great time to make that change. ...


Planning for the Future

Most seniors have not saved enough money for retirement much less compiled a carefully thought out plan for the future. In total, more than 40% of households headed by people aged 55 through 70 lack sufficient resources to maintain a living standard in retirement, a Wall Street Journal analysis concluded. ...


Moving Together to Reduce the Risk of Falls

Verine Morris, 42, has spent more than a decade with a fear of falling. Wheelchair-bound for 10 years after a nasty fall at work, followed by a terrifying car accident, she decided she needed to overcome her anxiety and learn how to move independently again. ...


An expert's 7 steps for helping your parents downsize

Maybe your parents are moving from the four-bedroom house where you grew up to a two-bedroom apartment, or from an apartment to an assisted living facility, or even in with you. Whatever the situation, they’re going to have less space. That means it is time to downsize...


Brain-Boosting Foods That Fight Dementia

There are things you can do to help prevent the onset of dementia. The foods you eat play a part in the fight against dementia. This list helps you get started...


Long-Term Care: What Will You Need, and How Will You Afford It?

Anticipating what kind of long-term care you’ll need and how you will pay for it is vital for anyone approaching retirement age - and even well before!...


10 Ways To Thank A Caregiver

Look around you, caregivers are everywhere. Their selfless devotion to their roles sometimes goes unappreciated. So here are just a few ways you can say thank you to someone who is a Caregiver...


The Connection Between Alzheimer’s and Hearing Loss

Over the past few years, researchers at Johns Hopkins have done studies looking at how hearing loss may influence cognitive decline. In each case, they met with a number of seniors over several years and tracked which ones developed Alzheimer’s and how quickly the disease progressed...


From NPR Correspondent Allison Aubrey: Morning Edition

To age well, we must eat well. There has been a lot of evidence that heart-healthy diets help protect the brain...


Should Someone With Dementia Be Able to Vote?

As products of the Great Depression and World War II, my parents had very strong opinions about their rights as American citizens. Voting was considered nearly sacred—a right that was not to be ignored...


5 Common Myths About Adult Day Care Centers

Adult day centers can be a much-needed source of respite care for caregivers who need a break from looking after an aging loved one. Over the years, though, a series of myths and misunderstandings have cropped up regarding adult day care and what goes on after a senior arrives at one of these centers...


The Benefits of Animal Therapy for Older Adults Living with Dementia

Recent studies have shown that controlled exposure to animals is an excellent way to improve the health of seniors in a myriad of areas...


Talking with a parent about transitioning to senior living

The solution is to do some advance planning – before problems arise or get worse – to make these conversations easier for everyone...


Growing Old Alone and Single: 7 Ways to Overcome Fear and Be Successful

In this article, we will enumerate ways that you can do to eliminate fear and be successful growing old alone...


Your Top 10 Objects Your Kids Don't Want: The author of 'No Thanks Mom' tells you what to do with them

Your house, and what it contains, is a minefield in the eyes of your grown children...


Should You Hire A Care Manager For Your Aging Parents?

Many of us are probably unfamiliar with the concept of care managers...


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