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Hearing Loss in Seniors: Causes & Care
Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults. Roughly a third of Americans age 65 to 74, and 50% of those 75 and older have hearing loss. Hearing loss comes in many forms. It can range from a mild loss in which a person misses certain high-pitched sounds, such as the… Read More
Sundown Syndrome: Triggers & Management
For most of us, sunset is an occasion we celebrate. It’s a time of transition from the often frenetic energy of the day to the more subdued and relaxing nature of evening. But for many elderly people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, it can be a time of increased memory… Read More
Assisted Living vs. Memory Care Facilities: What’s the difference?
By: Merritt Whitley, editor About 70% of adults 65 and older will need long-term care at some point in their lives, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Many will also need special cognitive treatment, or memory care, due to dementia. About 5.8 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common… Read More
Long-Term Care Insurance: Worth the Cost?
By: Danny Szlauderbach, editor It’s normal to worry about whether you can afford your senior years. Your retirement savings may cover the cost of living — but the cost of long-term care is something else entirely. There’s a good chance that somewhere down the road you’ll need medical care beyond regular doctor visits and short… Read More
Living with Parkinson’s Disease
Karl Robb’s first medical “diagnosis” was “to have a beer and relax.” Seven doctors and several years later, Karl received the correct diagnosis: Parkinson’s disease. He received medication, and twenty-four hours later, his foot stopped trembling for the first time in almost a decade. Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that occurs when certain neurons… Read More