13 Little Luxuries We Deserve Now That We’re Over 50

Posted March 27, 2012
I thought it was time for a fun post!  Now go ahead, SPLURGE!  Everyone can agree one of the best things in life to splurge when you can. Here's a list from the AARP of 13 reasonable splurges. Do you find anything you'd love in it?  What are your lifes little splurges?   13 Little Luxuries We Deserve Now That We’re Over 50 Indulge in some of life's well-earned treats by: Jacquelyn Mitchard | from: AARP Bulletin | November 4, 2011 One of the kids asks, "What's the good thing about growing up?" There is one. It's a mixed blessing for sure, but ...
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Hospitalization may speed cognitive decline in seniors.

Posted March 23, 2012
Personally, the connection to a hospital stay & a cognitive decline makes sense, at least from a psycological standpoint.   This report by CNN not only shows the toll a trip to the hospital can take on Seniors, but it shows, indirectly, the important role of the Caregiver.   March 21st, 2012 Post by: Caitlin Hagan - CNN Medical Producer People 65 years of age and older experience cognitive decline an average of 2.4 times faster if they have been hospitalized, compared to people of the same age who haven't, according to a new study.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE
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Continuing care communities give peace of mind

Posted March 21, 2012
As always, Senior Living Experts is here to help you in the process of searching for a Continuing Care Retirement Community.  Please contact us at 773-938-3772 or info@seniorlivingexperts.com if you would like assistance!  In the meantime, here are some personal stories from an article in the Chicago Tribune that shows you what others have done. Like a lot of people, Bob and Judie Knott took care of their mothers in their later years. Though both of their mothers lived in assisted care facilities, the Knotts spent a fair amount of time taking them to doctor's appointments and making sure that everything was done ...
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Lack of Hearing & Increased Falls are Linked

Posted March 2, 2012
Another great article found on Long-Term Living Magazine about the correlation between hearing loss & increaed risk of falling.   This is good information to have as Caregivers.  Please keep an eye on the ears of your loved ones!   Hearing loss linked to 3-fold increased risk of falling February 28, 2012 by Kevin Kolus Hearing loss has been linked with a variety of medical, social and cognitive ills. According to a new study by a Johns Hopkins researcher, serious physical health problems may also be added to that list—specifically, hearing loss can be a risk factor of falls.   To continue reading the entire ...
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