sleep better

Are you getting enough sleep? Seven to eight hours is the amount of sleep adults need to lead a healthy life. However, data from a National Health Interview Survey found that 30 percent of adults get less than six hours of sleep each night. While it’s been reported that sleep needs change as we age,…

sensory stimulation

The primary sensory areas of the brain are largely untouched by Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). That means that sufferers can still respond to touch, smell, taste and sight in their everyday life. It’s also possible for sensory stimulation to ease some of the symptoms of frustration and actually…

Your physician or a family member may have suggested that you move to an assisted living community. Before you make that very important decision, you probably have a whole lot of questions that you need to have answered. Below, we’ve talked to Russell Williams, executive director of The Towers, an assisted living and memory care…

influential

We are definitely the masters of our fate, as poet William Ernest Henley wrote more than a century ago. But in life, there are countless other people who, through their support or example, may push us down a different path or at least nudge us to get moving in the first place. Have you ever…

technology

Modern technology can enrich a senior’s lifestyle by making their golden years easier and more enjoyable. Technology has much to offer a senior pursuing an independent way of life. Modern technology can boost home safety and security so seniors can have greater confidence living on their own. The following technological advances facilitate independent living for…

smartphone

Popular culture often portrays technology users as young people, but with the rise of smartphones, technology use among older Americans is growing. At the end of 2016, 60.7 percent of baby boomers owned a smartphone, a number that climbed past 70 percent among boomers in the 50 to 59 age bracket, according to AARP. Nearly…

beauty secrets

Allure recently did a feature on “The Best Beauty Advice From Centenarians“. Featured in this video from Allure are seniors aged 99 to 105 who discuss their beauty secrets that they’ve acquired through the years.  Along with make-up tips and advice for dressing up, we get a glimpse of what fashion they have seen come…

surveillance

Finding the right care for senior family members can be an overwhelming process. Often, you feel like you’d be better equipped to make these decisions if you worked in the medical industry. But as you look for the best care, you’ll realize that mistakes are often made in the health care field, just like in…

medicare fraud

Have you received phone calls from individuals asking for your Medicare number so they can send you a new Medicare card?  This is a scam.  Individuals from Medicare will never call to ask you this information.  Medicare has this information at their fingertips. Starting next year, a major change will be occurring in Medicare. In…

preventable

Healthy living is key to helping you stay physically and mentally fit. By embracing a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise, a nutritious diet, sufficient rest, socialization and reduced stress, you can improve both your physical and mental health. According to current research, healthy living choices could even reduce the risk of developing brain disorders…

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