Senior Living: Week in Review August 13th
Get the latest news, trends and tips in senior living for the week of August 13th…
Here’s a little ‘food for thought’ to close the week and make you think…
At age 20 we worry about what others think of us;
At age 40 we don’t care what they think of us;
At age 60 we realize that they haven’t been thinking of us at all.
August has definitely been an interesting month in senior living. From learning more about your risk of developing Alzheimer’s to discovering ‘super brains’ in old folks, dementia research and knowledge is progressing. The New York Times also featured patient voices of Alzheimer’s Disease to help provide the perspective of people and families going through the heart wrenching experience of dealing with the debilitating disease.
Also, healthy aging has been a main topic of interest. Katie Couric discusses on NBC how integral diet, exercise and nutrition play an important role on enjoying your golden years. As one of our fabulous readers commented on a recent blog post, “‘We Are What We Eat.’ Food is our fuel, nutrients and nourishment, going directly into our systems, blood, cells and brains! ‘Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine.’” Stay tuned for A Place for Mom’s Senior Health, Food and Nutrition series, coming soon, to learn more about this topic…
And here are this weeks daily posts on A Place for Mom’s Senior Living blog:
Senior Living Advisors are the “heart and soul” of A Place for Mom’s service. Located throughout the nation, advisors provide local support and information to families who are searching for elder care. Our advisors act as empathetic listeners and knowing guides, empowering seniors and families to make informed and confident senior housing decisions… Read the full article
Not sure if you can afford a nursing home? Prefabricated backyard cottages are the newest assisted living trend. Whether you call it a granny flat, a granny pod, or a mother-in-law cottage, the idea’s the same: a small, safe prefabricated house that fits right in your backyard and provides an innovative alternative to assisted living…. Read the full article
Knowledge is power. But in some instances, one can’t help but wonder whether ignorance is bliss. According to a recent study from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, a common ingredient used to produce the buttery flavor and smell in microwave popcorn, margarine, candy and baked goods is now being linked to Alzheimer’s… Read the full article
If you or a loved one is over 62, you can purchase a low-cost Senior Pass granting lifetime access to thousands of national parks and recreation areas for free or at a substantial discount. During a recent phone conversation with my mom, she raved about a recent trip she and my stepdad had taken to a regional hiking trail in the Coachella Valley. Not only had they had a wonderful day of walking around the scenic desert landscape, they were able to enter the park entirely free—thanks to a Senior Pass… Read the full article
- Scientists identify Senior Super Brains
- Genes are a Key to Long, Dementia-Free Life
- Social Security’s Long-Term Funding Gap Exceeds $30 Trillion, Dwarfing Short-Term Surplus
- Katie Couric Takes on Healthy Aging
- Attacking Alzheimer’s with Antibodies, Hormones
- Older Adults Optimistic About Aging, Have Favorable Perception of Senior Living
- Nursing Schools Brace for Faculty Shortage
- Many People Would Like to Know Their Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s
- Improving Vision with Cataract Surgery Has Another Benefit: Fewer Broken Hips in Elderly
- U.S. Dept Announces Nearly $260 million in Grants to Provide Job Training and Services to Unemployed, Low-Income Seniors
- How Successful Is CPR in Older Patients?
About the Author
Dana Larsen is a senior living writer at A Place for Mom, the nation’s largest senior care referral service. A Place for Mom helps more than 200,000 families each year find the best assisted living and memory care facilities for their needs and budget across the United States.
Dana is mother to two bright-eyed, zealous children, and is caregiver to a vivacious and quirky 88-year-old grandmother. Her passions include dancing, yoga, traveling, good food and the arts. She graduated with honors from University of Washington with a degree in English and Communications and achieved Technical Communications Certification from Bellevue College. View Dana’s Google Profile.
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