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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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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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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AARP: Relationships

Posted April 12, 2013
I wanted to share this AARP reminder that humor can help keep things in perspective, as difficult as it might seem sometimes.  Have a wonderful weekend; I think we may actually see the sun on Sunday! 5 Ways Humor Can Help You Cope With Dementia by Sally Abrahms Before she had Alzheimer’s, author Jill McCorkle’s mother was very religious, never cursed or, God forbid, mentioned sex. But McCorkle’s sister called Jill last month. Apparently, their mother was talking nonstop about gonorrhea. She was convinced a lot of the residents in her memory care facility had it “and we all know how they got it,” ...
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Chicago Tribune: Local Support Groups

Posted April 11, 2013
We've featured CJE Senior Life events before on this blog.  This long standing organization has done so much good for our senior community, so it makes me happy to see them recognized by the Chicago Tribune.  They posted a program list of all the events CJE has going on and they offer support to both seniors and caregivers...  Support Groups for Seniors and Family Caregivers in Northwest Chicago Posted By CJE SeniorLife, Community Contributor CJE SeniorLife offers ongoing support groups and programs on a wide variety of topics of interest to seniors and their families. Fees vary according to the program ...
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New Old Age: Caregiving From Another Continent

Posted April 10, 2013
I wanted to share these accounts of caregiving, that New Old Age featured, from the other side of the world.  Could you imagine? I'd love to know how far some of our Caregivers live from their loved ones! Caregiving From Another Continent By JUDITH GRAHAM Every day at 6 a.m., Sunil Pande phones his parents in Gurgaon, India, which is part of the greater New Delhi metropolitan area. If his 92-year-old father and his 85-year-old mother sound well, his day proceeds normally. But if something seems dangerously amiss, he has a difficult decision to make. To continue reading the entire article ...
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