Seniors with Diabetes (Diabetes Awareness Month)

Posted October 25, 2016
Seniors with Diabetes (Diabetes Awareness Month)
You don't have to face diabetes alone. We are focusing on seniors with diabetes and how Senior Living Experts can be an excellent resource in helping manage or even help reduce your risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month; a perfect time to learn more about the disease. Facts about Seniors with Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes – The most common type of diabetes, type 2 diabetes can quite often be avoided or even “cured” with lifestyle changes. Managing Diabetes – Managing your diabetes is extremely important. By managing your diabetes you will reduce your risk ...
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Younger Onset Alzheimers

Posted October 18, 2016
Younger Onset Alzheimers
We are seeing an increase in the number of younger onset Alzheimer’s diagnoses. It’s difficult to talk about and even more difficult to discuss a safe living environment for someone who has been diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer’s. This article from the Alzheimer's association is an excellent resource.   Facts About Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Effects 200,000 Americans – These 200,000 Americans represent 5% of the Alzheimer’s population. Age – Early onset AD symptoms can begin as early as the 30’s-40’s but it is more typical to begin at the age of approximately 50. Definition –Early onset AD is defined ...
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Screening for Depression in Seniors

Posted October 11, 2016
Screening for Depression in Seniors
Thursday, October 16, 2016 is the official day set aside for screening for depression. Our article on geriatric depression discusses the very real problem of seniors who face depression. Screening for Depression Screening for depression is extremely important. In today’s society you are no longer stigmatized by depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues. Online Screening – The DBSA offers private, free online screening that can help you determine if you need to further address problems such as depression. Take their online test without any worries to help you determine if you should seek further help. Mindful Meditation – The ...
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Depression in Seniors (National Mental Illness Awareness Week)

Posted October 4, 2016
Depression in Seniors (National Mental Illness Awareness Week)
We are focusing on depression in seniors as this week is National Mental Illness Awareness Week. Let’s begin with making sure we understand geriatric depression, as defined by HealthLine. How Assisted Living Helps Reduce Depression in Seniors? Living with Others – senior living facilities allow for more socialization with people who are similar in age and abilities. Regularly visiting “friends” and caregivers in the facility gives seniors a feeling of community and belonging. Activities – Scheduled activities help keep residents busy and active. Many activities include day trips to local events, eateries, celebrations and more. Caregivers – Having personal caregivers ...
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