Thank you!

Posted April 26, 2013
Instead of a regular post today, I wanted to take this time to say Thank You for following along this past year or so. Since I've recently graduated from design school and will be dedicating more time to work on personal projects, today will be my last post for the Senior Living Information Blog. You can, however, expect more great posts here on this Blog, so definately keep tuning in! I've learned a lot from all the research and reposting I've done for this blog and I think the one thing that I'll take away is how much our Senior ...
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AARP: Nursing Homes & Evacuation Plans

Posted April 25, 2013
AARP: Nursing Homes & Evacuation Plans
[caption id="attachment_2647" align="aligncenter" width="724"] Psoriasis can affect anyone, but presents particular health challenges for seniors.[/caption] With the turmoil and sporadic weather our country continues to face, it is imperative to find a home for your loved one that has an evacuation plan in place.  The AARP provides a solid guideline with this article...  An Evacuation Plan at Your Parent’s Nursing Home: 9 Questions to Ask by Sally Abrahms Media images of nursing home residents being evacuated after an explosion this week at a nearby fertility plant in West, Texas, raise an important issue. That is, if your loved one is, or may some ...
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The Week: Why dementia costs the U.S. more than heart disease or cancer

Posted April 24, 2013
Here's an article worth sharing from The Week:  a look at the extensive costs of dementia... A new study says the U.S. could be spending $511 billion on dementia by 2040  By Keith Wagstaff | April 4, 2013  Dementia costs the United States $109 billion in direct care, according to a new study published by the New England Journal of Medicine. To put that in perspective, caring for heart disease costs about $102 billion and cancer $77 billion.   To continue reading their article click HERE  SOURCE
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New Old Age: The Caregiver's Bookshelf

Posted April 23, 2013
 New Old Age shares a new book  I wanted you to see...   image source The Retirement Home, Alive With Intrigue By PAULA SPAN “Who in the hell wants dinner at 5:30?” wonders Rachel Silverman, a sharp Boston lawyer who has mysteriously washed up in the fictional Pine Haven Retirement Community in the nonfictional Fulton, N.C. To continue reading the article click HERE SOURCE
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Mayo Clinic: Diabetes and Alzheimer's linked

Posted April 22, 2013
Mayo Clinic shares how reasearch suggests these two are linked as well as ways to start preventation NOW... Diabetes may increase your risk of Alzheimer's. Reduce this risk by controlling your blood sugar.  Diet and exercise can help. By Mayo Clinic staff Diabetes and Alzheimer's disease are connected in ways that aren't completely understood. Though not all research confirms the connection, many studies indicate that people with diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, are at higher risk of eventually developing Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. To continue reading the article click HERE SOURCE
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AARP: Your Caregiving Questions Answered: Nutrition and Wellness

Posted April 19, 2013
I stumbled upon a Q & A section for caregivers on the AARP site and thought some of you may also be experiencing difficulty with getting your loved one to eat.  I hope you find this helpful! Enjoy the weekend as I think we may see some sun soon.  Dietitian and AARP Caregiving Advisory Panel member offers advice to caregivers by Nancy S. Wellman, AARP Below are answers from Nancy S. Wellman, a member of the AARP Caregiving Advisory Panel, to questions submitted by visitors to the Caregiving Resource Center. This page will continue to be updated with new questions and answers. ...
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Senior Housing News: Technology

Posted April 18, 2013
 Senior Housing News give a look at the new pill management system that will launch in the US later this year.  What do you think?    “Digital Pills” Could Help Senior Care With More Than Just Meds Written by Elizabeth Ecker Technology has already made waves in senior care through the use smart-sensor systems that can monitor residents’ movements, nearly eliminating the need for a room-by-room check each morning. To continue reading the entire article click HERE  SOURCE
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WSJ: Tackling a Business Later in Life

Posted April 17, 2013
Here's an article from The Wall Street Journal that can give you an idea of what to take into account for those looking at starting up their own business at an older age... Tackling a Business Later in Life By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN Roslyn Tanner Evans makes and sells jewelry online and at craft shows. She markets her handiwork through her own website,, as well as Facebook and Pinterest. And she accepts credit-card payments using and the mobile service Square. To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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New Old Age: Family Relationships

Posted April 16, 2013
Have you ever wanted to bring the family pet to visit a loved one in the hospital?  Quite a few hospitals and hospice centers already allow you to do so, even one right here in Chicago!  I think we'll start to see more easing up on their pet restrictions as it's clear pets provide such a positive impact on us.   Check out this New Old Age article below all about it... When Best Friends Can Visit By JUDITH GRAHAM  A year and a half ago, Ruth London lay in intensive care in a hospital in Boca Raton, Fla., with severe ...
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Mayo Clinic: On Gratitude

Posted April 15, 2013
When dealing with such adversity, it's hard to remember those things you do have to be thankful for.  This Mayo Clinic article is a great reminder to connect back with those positive thoughts... Take the time to find gratitude: You'll be happier, healthier April 3, 2013, By Angela Lunde This past week was the first "International Day of Happiness", an event organized by the United Nations to highlight the importance of well-being. I thought this was particularly timely as we've been discussing gratitude. Gratitude, it turns out, makes us happier and healthier. To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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