Aging

The statistics are sobering. More than 6 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, the progressive brain disorder that begins with mild memory loss and can progress to a loss of ability to talk or respond to the environment. Even the most chill older adult can’t help but worry at least a
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The statistics are sobering. More than 6 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, the progressive brain disorder that begins with mild memory loss and can progress to a loss of ability to talk or respond to the environment. Even the most chill older adult can’t help but worry at least a
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Posted on June 8, 2021 by Admin People who aren’t familiar with senior living communities sometimes assume that they are all the same. But the distinctions between three of the major senior living options ’ independent living, assisted living and nursing homes ’ can be substantial. So here are some helpful points of clarification on the differences between each one.  Independent living  If you are an older adult leading an
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June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month ’ an opportunity to hold a conversation about the brain, and share the fact that Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are a major public health issue. There may be no cure for Alzheimer’s but there is ample evidence that exercising’both the body and the brain’lowers your risk of getting
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Posted on June 2, 2021 by Admin At a certain point, older adults often have the conversation with their adult children about whether it makes more sense for them to remain in their homes or to join a senior living community. The decision is a crucial one. Considering the emerging research on the importance of social and emotional support from others, becoming part of a community that cares about you can be better for your health and
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In April we marked World Health Day, a World Health Organization (WHO) celebration that began in 1950. This year’s theme calls for building a fairer, healthier world for everyone.  It shines a tragic spotlight on the struggle for equity and the health inequities minorities face, especially with COVID-19. The lessons of COVID According to the
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May 26 is among two National Senior Health and Fitness Days this year. The theme? Life is better in motion. The private-public good health partnership is organized by the Mature Market Resource Center, a clearinghouse for professionals who work with older adults. Life is better in motion So, we did a little research to figure
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Posted on May 3, 2021 by Admin Atria Senior Living’s care services are backed by our industry-leading quality standards. In our communities that offer care services, the Resident Services Director ’ who is also a licensed nurse ’ assesses each resident’s physical, emotional and functional needs prior to move-in, and then on an as-needed basis
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