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Senior Living: Week in Review September 3rd

Dana Larsen
By Dana LarsenSeptember 7, 2012

Get the latest news, trends and tips in senior living for the week of September 3rd…

The first week of September inspires one to reflect on the changing seasons and how nature resembles the life cycle. With that, we bring this powerful quote on aging:

“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” ~ John Burroughs

As we enjoy the last couple weeks of summer and begin to invite fall, senior living continues to see progress in research, housing and government initiatives—especially at the wake of the Presidential election.

Here are this weeks daily posts on A Place for Mom’s Senior Living blog:

Ageless Love: Seniors and Dating

The topic of romance and the elderly is sensitive. It’s fraught with cliches, taboos and misconceptions and often elicits an immature snicker or two. It’s something that, frankly, makes people uncomfortable. Traditionally, an elderly person with a love life is not discussed, let alone researched. In Betty Friedan’s acclaimed book, The Fountain of Age… Read the full article

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Senior Brain Donors Join Fight Against Dementia

Seniors in Sun City, Arizona are teaming with a local health organization by donating to one of the world’s largest “brain banks.” Their donated tissue is a critical component of dementia research.   One of the most effective ways to study how aging and age-related diseases affect the brain and body is to study the living—and the deceased… Read the full article

Helping Your Loved One Better Manage Incontinence

Incontinence is a challenge, but it is easier to live with if you have the right products. If you’re a caregiver for someone with incontinence, you might find that the choice of incontinence items is overwhelming—where do you start? The first step is to determine the needs of your loved one… Read the full article

Home Health Aide Shortage Could Affect Future of Senior Care

Tomorrow’s seniors may be on the verge of a home health care crisis, reports the Associated Press. How can home care agencies attract enough workers to serve the growing senior population? With growing numbers of baby boomers getting older, the need for home health care workers is expected to soar over the next decade. But when the median pay for home care aides is comparable to that earned by fast-food workers, and nearly half of home care workers live at or below the poverty line, it may end up being difficult to fill those jobs… Read the full article

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