Senior Care News: Service Dogs and Dementia Patient Care

You are likely aware of service dogs that have been trained to provide assistance to the blind or those who are hard of hearing. Additionally, you may have heard of therapy dogs that work with patients with various forms of mental illness such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.

However, dogs are proving to be quite useful in another setting. Now, researchers are finding that dogs can improve life for dementia patients as well.

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Mapping the Shifts in Senior Housing News

If you are like most people who do not work in the senior housing industry, you may be unaware of the ways in which senior housing options have changed in recent years. No longer just an “old folks home”, assisted living facilities today are actually vibrant communities of seniors enjoying a higher quality of life than previous generations experienced.

Many seniors are choosing assisted living communities earlier in life.

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Senior Care and the Sandwich Generation

If you are an adult still handling the responsibilities of raising children while also trying to provide caring for an aging parent or other family member, you land squarely in what is referred to as the Sandwich Generation. Torn between caring for the young and caring for the elderly, you may find that you have little or no time to care for yourself in the process.

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Expert Interview Series: Charles Lowe of About Technology for Caregivers of the Elderly

Charles Lowe is the Managing Director of the Digital Health & Care Alliance, where he ensures that the voice of digital health SMEs and startups is heard loud and clear in government and health care organizations. Charles sat down with us to tell us about the advantages of technology in caring for the elderly.

Do mainstream technological advancements like smartphones, mobile computing, and the Internet of …Read more ›

Suffering from Caregiver Burnout? Why Assisted Living May be the Best Solution

It is safe to say that almost everyone who is providing care for a loved one experiences some level of stress. However, in some cases, unaddressed caregiver stress can become caregiver burnout, a much more dangerous issue for both the caregiver and for the one receiving care.

Are you experiencing caregiver stress? Take steps before it becomes caregiver burnout!

What Caregiver Burnout Is

WebMD defines caregiver burnout as “a state of …Read more ›

How Exercise Improves Senior Living

It is a given that everyone needs to engage in some form of exercise to enjoy good health and physical fitness. Researchers have repeatedly demonstrated the connection between appropriate levels of exercise and physical health.

However, for those over the age of 40, new research suggests a strong link between exercise and brain health as well.

Exercise improves both physical and mental health for seniors.

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Help! Mom’s Assisted Living Community is Closing Down!

The vast majority of people who make a move into assisted living intend to stay put there as they live out the remainder of their lives. Indeed, one of the many benefits of assisted living is that there are generally several levels of care available to residents. These different care levels in theory help a resident stay in the same assisted living community even if their health continues to decline.

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Expert Interview Series: Matt Carey of Abaris Financial On Annuity Insurance And Preparing For Retirement

Matt Carey is the CEO of Abaris Financial, a technology platform that has made the annuity buying process simple and transparent. Matt also writes a regular column on He previously was a policy advisor at the US Treasury Department where he focused on retirement.

1. One of the tools you offer on is an Annuity Finder, to help people determine if an annuity insurance …Read more ›

Senior Care Alert: Some Causes of Dementia are Reversible!

If your loved one seems to be more forgetful than usual, has difficulty thinking of the correct words, or suffers a sudden shift in mood or behavior, your first worry may be that he or she is exhibiting early signs of dementia.

Is it simple forgetfulness or dementia?

Worry about dementia is not unusual. According to a 2015 AARP Brain Health Survey, three-quarters of adults age 40+ are concerned about …Read more ›

Senior Care Studies Illustrate the Power of a Positive Attitude

As it turns out, what your mom told you about the power of a positive attitude is true. Recent research indicates that seniors with a positive attitude enjoy better mental and physical health than their less positive peers.

A positive attitude contributes to stress reduction and better physical health.

The Relationship between Positivity and Stress

As reported in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, a recent study of 43 people aged …Read more ›

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