Monthly Archives: January 2015

These Three Things May Indicate Future Alzheimer’s

depressionDepression, anxiety, and agitation are possible indications of future development of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study published in the American Academy of Neurology’s medical journal. (more…)

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Obama: “New Era of Medicine” Should Benefit Seniors

Obama’s State of the Union Addresses Senior Health

Obama’s State of the Union Addresses Senior HealthIn his recent State of the Union address, President Obama described these years as a “new era of medicine,” and outlined federal initiatives designed to benefit the senior population’s access to health care. (more…)

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How to Prevent Diabetes in Seniors

Diabetes Prevention That Works for Seniors

Diabetes Prevention That Works for SeniorsDiabetes is one age-related disease that responds to wellness and prevention efforts. Through a nationally-driven effort initiated by the enters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a 16-week diabetes prevention program is seeing remarkable results for its participants. (more…)

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Work Beyond Retirement? Why Some Think It’s a Good Idea

older_workerWorking past the traditional retirement age of 65 certainly has its advantages, both financial and otherwise. Older adults may wake up every morning with a sense of purpose and fulfillment, knowing that they will be heading to a job where their contributions are valued.

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Intergenerational Program Unites Memory Care With Local Youth

Intergenerational Program Unites Memory Care to Local Youth

Intergenerational Program Unites Memory Care to Local YouthIntergenerational programs has long been hailed as a valuable way to enrich the lives of all ages. A senior living memory care unit just implemented an innovative program to bring residents together with area youth, and are immediately seeing benefits. (more…)

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3 Winter Safety Tips For Seniors

Winter Safety Tips For Seniors

Winter Safety Tips For SeniorsThe Midwest had its first blast of frigid winter temperatures in the last couple weeks, and with the northeast facing another “snowpocalypse,” it’s time to fire up those winter safety warnings – especially for senior citizens.

With such a large presence in snowy, blustery Illinois, the senior living staff at BMA Management, Ltd. (the largest assisted living provider in Illinois) must …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 1/21/15 Recap: Self-Care and Accountability in Caregiving

Review highlights from this week's real-time #ElderCareChat conversation about the importance of caring for self in order to better care for others.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 56 new and returning participants discussed strategies for more effective self-care, and explored the importance of accountability in achieving these goals of caring for self in order to better care for others.

All participants agreed that putting yourself first, particularly …Read more ›

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Smart Seniors Series Comes to Diakon Senior Living

shutterstock_245425318You may graduate high school at 18 – or finally get your diploma years later at 81 – but receiving that official piece of paper does not mean your educational journey must end. (more…)

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90-Year-Old Techie Designs for Aging Boomers

90-Year-Old Techie Designs for Aging Boomers

90-Year-Old Techie Designs for Aging BoomersIt’s refreshing to hear those in the technology industry are finally applying their genius to products to benefit older adults. It’s even more encouraging to read about a 90-year-old former army major who is designing products for boomers and seniors. (more…)

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Five Reasons To Make The Transition to Senior Living

keystone_livingMaking the decision to move to a senior living community can be a difficult and emotional experience for older adults. Certainly it helps when seniors can see the advantages of living in a community of adults who share similar interests and cultural touch points. It’s also comforting to realize that care, safety and convenience will be part of the new living arrangements. …Read more ›

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