Health Aging

Holiday Blues for Seniors

Winter and Holiday Blues for Seniors Winter and holiday blues for seniors is a real concern and something to be dealt with. The winter season can negatively affect a person’s mood, especially the elderly. Colder weather keeps people indoors more and it gets darker earlier, limiting activity. Some seniors may [...]

2018-04-27T12:27:51-04:00November 12th, 2017|Categories: Health Aging|0 Comments

Your Retina and Alzheimer’s Disease

Your Retina and Alzheimer's Disease The Alzheimer’s Association recently reported on the connection between your retina and Alzheimer's disease. New research from Cedars-Sinai Hospital finds that a scan of your retina can reveal early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease. This is important news as nearly 5 million Americans live with the [...]

2018-04-27T12:29:13-04:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: Health Aging|0 Comments

Playing Games Benefits the Aging Brain

Playing Games Benefits the Aging Brain You've heard before that playing games benefits the aging brain. New research shows that "even in one's 70s and beyond, simple activities including web-surfing, playing bridge and socializing can stave off mental decline." The study looked at five types of activities that are thought [...]

2018-04-27T12:33:19-04:00February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Health Aging|0 Comments

How to Be a Safe Patient

There are rising concerns over healthcare associated infections that can lead to sepsis and even death. These infections can be caused by devices used in healthcare and by bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics. However, there are things patients, families and caregivers can do to reduce the risks. Centers for [...]

2018-04-27T12:45:39-04:00April 4th, 2016|Categories: Health Aging|0 Comments

The RIGHT Way to Approach Long-Term Care Insurance

Assisted Living Services is excited to have a guest blog on long-term care insurance from Connecticut Long Term Care Solutions Group. Many thanks to David Katz and Curtis Gunn for providing this valuable information on long-term care insurance. Six steps to the safe, affordable long-term care insurance you need 1. Consider [...]

2018-04-27T12:46:29-04:00March 9th, 2016|Categories: Health Aging|0 Comments

A Hearing-Friendly Holiday

It’s the time of year for many family gatherings. Celebrating the holiday season brings family and friends together to share stories and catch up with each other. While it’s a festive time, family events can be very frustrating and overwhelming if you have hearing loss. We found this great article [...]

2018-04-27T12:50:08-04:00December 7th, 2015|Categories: Health Aging|0 Comments

Signs and Symptoms of Parkinson’s

Do you see signs and symptoms of Parkinson's in your senior loved one? Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive (symptoms may get worse as time goes by) disorder in which dopamine levels in your brain decline over time. Dopamine is the messenger in your brain partly responsible for controlling movement [...]

2018-04-27T13:35:38-04:00September 29th, 2015|Categories: Health Aging|0 Comments

Can Social Media and Gaming Benefit Senior Health?

A study published in a 2010 study in the New England Journal of Medicine focused on how engaging in the right leisure activities can keep brain cells stimulated and cognitive skills intact as we age. Researchers call this “productive aging” and it has been linked to lower rates of dementia. [...]

2018-04-27T14:19:03-04:00March 9th, 2015|Categories: Health Aging|0 Comments

Companions and Homemakers: Two Important Resources for Connecticut Seniors

The term “aging in place” has received a lot of buzz over the past few years. As Baby Boomers began to reach retirement age, it became obvious they would set a new standard for retirement living. They have made it clear that they want to stay in their own homes [...]

2019-09-19T14:11:52-04:00October 22nd, 2013|Categories: Health Aging|2 Comments

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