Aging in Place

Elderly adults who live in the nursing homes often lash out at each other and have to deal with aggressive or inappropriate behavior from fellow residents. Most of these facilities house elderly, who are uninhibited, typically have dementia, share close quarters with strangers, suffer pain or lose their ability to communicate. Dementia is  also marked […]

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Although seniors and the elderly are the largest growing population in the US, they are also one of the most isolated lot. They may be aware of their medical issues like blood pressure, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, but are hardly concerned about the social issues of their lives and rarely do they give any significance to socialization that is probably […]

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Eating Healthy at 60!

May 14, 2014

For adults over 60, the benefits of healthy eating include – resistance to illness and/or disease, higher energy levels, faster recuperation and better management of chronic health problems.  On the other hand, eating well can also render positive outlook and emotional balance in the elderly. Eating healthy does not require us to diet and sacrifice, […]

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The elderly and infirm have long been targets for fraudsters and other criminals, and the fear of being taken advantage of might make some of these people reluctant to use home healthcare services. In order to protect the seniors and home health workers from such frauds, a Texas based company, HID is launching a trusted […]

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People in the US are living longer than ever before and are living active and healthy lives. Our mind, like our body benefits from our physical health with low blood pressure, low cholesterol levels, nourishing food, healthy weight and physical activity. As we grow older, we experience a number of life changes including career declination […]

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Joan Mondale’s family has announced that she has entered Hospice Care today. She is the wife of former Vice President of United States Walter Mondale, who served with Jimmy Carter as President. Joan is 83. A statement released by Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis seeks privacy and informs that the family and loved ones are with […]

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Seniors on Facebook

September 24, 2013

Seniors are becoming the fastest growing demographic to use social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Skype, according to Forbes magazine. With over 39 million people aged 65 or older using these social media platforms, this age group has the most potential for growth in social media usage. According to an All Assisted Living Homes […]

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By 2030 it’s projected that nearly 20% of the United States will be over the age of 65. As this demographic shift occurs, mobile technology will advance alongside those growing older. The market-created call for seniors to embrace mobile technology for health and safety is undoubtedly there though there is question about whether the call […]

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Mother’s Day in the US is annually celebrated on the second Sunday of May. It is a day about honoring mothers and motherhood and about celebrating maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. Just like any other occasion, Mother’s Day also is celebrated with utmost love and enthusiasm in senior living communities. Family […]

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has little to no interest in regulating the vast majority of the 40,000 or more mobile-health applications that are available for various devices today. The FDA aims to oversee a small subset of mobile medical apps that present a potential risk to patients if they do not work […]

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As discussed in the previous two posts on Seniors and Driving, there are many physical and mental changes that seniors need to understand and rectify if possible when choosing to continue driving. In addition, driving can still be safely done by most seniors if they also modify their car and the way they drive. Aging […]

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