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Senior Living Year in Review: Top Posts from 2012

Jeff Anderson
By Jeff AndersonJanuary 5, 2013

We’re looking back at 2012 one last time as we start the new year. Last year’s most widely read stories on the A Place for Mom blog included activities beyond bingo in senior communities, tips on dealing with elderly hoarding, the latest Alzheimer’s and dementia research findings, elder law topics, and more.

Our Top Senior Living Posts of 2012

  1. A Startling Cause of Misdiagnosed Dementia
  2. 6 Financial Mistakes to Avoid
  3. Elderly Hoarding: Tips on How to Deal With Diogenes Syndrome

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  4. The Unlikely Connection Between UTIs and Dementia
  5. Are you Putting These Dementia Causing Chemicals in your Body?
  6. Beyond Bingo: Activities at Today’s Senior Communities
  7. Dementia Fighting Vitamins and Minerals
  8. 8 Exciting Alzheimer’s Research Breakthroughs
  9. Elder Law Demystified: Your Questions Answered
  10. 10 Essential Questions to Ask Your Aging Parents
  11. 5 Hidden Costs of Family Caregiving
  12. Communication and Dementia: 10 Simple Tips

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

The World Health Organization estimates that 4.5 million people worldwide are blind due to glaucoma. Over 3 million Americans have glaucoma. Experts warn that due to a general lack of awareness about glaucoma symptoms, combined with our aging population, we will have a global epidemic of blindness if we don’t educate seniors about the importance of regular eye examinations to preserve vision. As a first step, you can familiarize yourself with thesigns, symptoms and treatment of glaucoma in seniors. Read more about how you can help raise awareness about glaucoma.

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