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5 Myths About Exercise by Amanda Link As we age, we tend to not feel the need to exercise. We think what is the point? It’s not like it will help me get any younger. We make up these myths and excuses to prevent us from exercising. But the truth is, exercising as we age…

Having a Brain Healthy Lifestyle by Amanda Link Maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle as a senior is important whether it be exercising your brain or exercising your body. In fact, physical exercise is one of six important factors in keeping your brain healthy. The six steps in maintaining a healthy brain lifestyle are: Regular Exercise…

The Affordable Health Care Act and Seniors Trying to sort through the complicated details of the Affordable Health Care Act and understand how it will affect Medicare coverage for seniors can be overwhelming.   While the ultimate goal of this law is clear:  to reduce healthcare costs and increase benefits, you are probably still wondering exactly…

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Choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community Think of a Continuing Care Retirement Community as a friendly village….or like a college campus for retirement living. Continuing Care Retirement Communities, also referred to as “CCRCs”, are a progressive way to age without having to move too far away from home. Most continuing care communities cover the entire…

Tips to Avoid Elder Fraud Elder fraud and other scams targeting senior citizens are on the rise, again.  Authorities around the country report that they are receiving a number of different scams, some using the recent terror attacks in Boston to lure money from seniors and older adults. In addition to using recent events and…

CarMax Founder Forms Foundation to Research Alzheimer’s Disease Richard L. Sharp knows the importance of research into the cure and treatment of Alzheimer’s all too well.  Sharp, a Richmond, Virginia area businessman who led Circuit City and its national growth in the 90’s and is also the founder of CarMax, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease…

Behaviors of Alzheimer’s & Dementia Understanding the different behaviors that may be associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and forms of Dementia, Memory Care will help diagnose and treat those affected. For help with Alzheimer’s and Memory Care in your area, visit /alzheimers-care The following are some behaviors of Alzheimer’s Disease Aggression and Anger Aggressive behaviors may…

Using Robots For Senior Care? Can artificial intelligence soon be used as an interactive caretaker for older adults?  If we were to follow Japan’s lead, yes – robots for senior care could be the future of the senior care industry.  Here in the US, many of our aging population are living longer, fuller lives more…

Where to go after the hospital? The choice is yours. Experts advise to examine all Home Care options when returning home. Life, at its best, is a long series of choices. Why should that change after a stay in the hospital? It shouldn’t. Luckily, it doesn’t with home care. It’s important to know that a…