Many think they would rather wait for the COVID-19 virus to be completely eradicated before moving into a senior housing apartment or villa. The truth of the matter is this virus may never go away. And like other viruses before this one, we are learning how to deal with it while protecting ourselves and others while continuing with daily life.
It’s hot out there. Headlines across the country scream the dangers of sizzling conditions, extreme heat waves, and record-breaking temperatures. Excessive heat is unsafe for everyone, and older adults are especially vulnerable to extreme temperature changes. Overheating in the elderly is very common in the summer months. Here is a guide to understanding hyperthermia in older adults, and what you can do to help or even prevent heat-related illness.
Does your loved one have a cellphone or medical alert system manufactured before 2013? If so, he or she may not be able to use it much longer. The 3G network on which these older devices operate is shutting down to make room for more advanced technology—a move that could leave some seniors unable to communicate with family members and – even more concerning – unable to call 911. If you’re not sure whether this change will affect the older adult in your life, make sure to keep reading to learn how to help.
You probably know someone in your life who struggles with using technology and perhaps navigating the internet. This person could even be you. However, if we learned anything through the pandemic, we’ve seen how important technology can be in our daily lives—from FaceTiming relatives and attending job meetings or classes over Zoom to paying bills online and using our phones to make medical appointments.
Older adults have an increased risk of developing depression, however, depression is not a normal part of aging. With studies linking depression to dementia, it's no surprise that many of the same tactics can be used to treat both.
Does an optimistic attitude have health benefits as we age? The question is important because if optimism does lead to healthier aging, then programs could be developed to bolster an optimistic mindset in both the old and the young.
You may be concerned about early-onset dementia or know someone who experiencing it now. Studies show moving those needing memory care into communities catering to Alzheimer’s and dementia have better outcomes for a resident’s wellbeing. To gain some perspective when it’s time to move a loved one into a Memory Care community, we are proud to welcome back Teepa Snow as the speaker for our September 15, 2021 webinar.
September 2021 is the ten-year anniversary of World Alzheimer’s Month, the international campaign from Alzheimer's Disease International. For a decade, people from all around the world have formally organized to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia, however advocacy for those affected by this disease has been in place much longer by organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association, founded in 1980.
The FBI estimates that seniors lose an estimated $3 billion every year to financial scams. Scammers go after seniors because they believe many older adults have a significant amount of money sitting in their accounts. Learn about the most common scams and how to protect your loved ones.