Senior Living Trends Articles

Keep up to date with trends in senior living community care. Learn how senior communities are changing, how senior care is managed, and how technology affects today’s senior activities.

Diminished Eyesight Among Seniors: What to Know and How to Respond

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low visionWhen your eyesight begins to fail as a result of age-related conditions, it’s tempting to feel like all hope is lost for your vision. But Dr. Donald C. Fletcher, medical director of the Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center in Wichita, Kansas, challenges that negative outlook.

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Understanding Medication Side Effects

prescriptionWe live in an age in which a wide range of prescription drugs is available to increase longevity and improve the quality of life. However, while prescription drugs provide a multitude of benefits such as alleviating pain or controlling high blood pressure, it’s important to be aware of potential side effects that may ultimately thwart the intended purpose of taking such drugs in the first …Read more ›

Brain-Healthy Habits May Lower Your Dementia Risk

brain_healthAmericans fear the prospect of developing Alzheimer’s disease more than they fear contracting any other major life-threatening illness such as cancer, stroke or heart disease. Thus, it will come as welcome news to learn that an increasing body of research suggests that healthy lifestyle choices are good not only for the body but also for the brain. …Read more ›

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Caring for a Parent After a Stroke

post-strokeWhen an elderly parent is recovering from a stroke, there is perhaps no more helpful advice for family caregivers than “Expect the unexpected.” (more…)

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Why You Should Act “FAST” When You See Warning Signs of a Stroke

warningstrokeIt’s appropriate that the FAST acronym is widely used in determining whether an individual is having a stroke. Not only does it serve as an effective mnemonic device for recognizing stroke warning signs, but it also communicates that there is no time to waste in getting medical attention for the stricken individual. …Read more ›

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Natural Ways to Control Cholesterol

controlcholesterolSince unhealthy cholesterol levels tend to rise as we get older, it makes good health sense to do what we can to control it. Often doctors prescribe medications for those with high cholesterol, especially if there is a family or personal history of heart disease and stroke. However, there are also changes you can make in your lifestyle to control cholesterol naturally. …Read more ›

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Veterans Benefits For Seniors

VA_benefitsKnowing the full range of veterans benefits is important not only for elderly veterans who need care but also for the family members who provide care. Elderly veterans may be eligible for healthcare, disability compensation and pensions, while eligible caregivers can find assistance through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Caregiver Support Program. (more…)

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What Are the Symptoms of Social Isolation?

social_isolationAn unfortunate reality of aging is that there are often diminishing opportunities for social interaction. Older adults who have raised their children, retired from their jobs, and possibly experienced the loss of their spouse are likely to find themselves routinely alone. This may lead to social isolation, which can manifest itself in a number of ways that reduce the older adult’s quality of life.

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Top 3 Tech Tools for Lonely Seniors: Helping the Elderly Stay Connected

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seniors and technologySeniors often become isolated and lonely when they can’t easily go out and see family or friends. With today’s fast-paced lifestyle, it can be difficult for family to stay in touch in traditional ways.

To help seniors stay connected and prevent loneliness, try these three easy-to-use tech tools. …Read more ›

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Natural Remedies for Glaucoma

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natural remedies for glaucomaIn a recent post, we discussed the signs and symptoms of glaucoma, and the importance of early detection of this group of diseases that damage the optic nerve and often result in vision loss and blindness.

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