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Leafy green vegetables, such as kale, spinach, Swiss chard, and collard greens, are a central component of brain healthy cooking. In fact, in a study of more than 950 older […]

What You Need to Know About Leafy Greens & Coumadin

Posted on June 8, 2016 | No Comments

Leafy green vegetables, such as kale, spinach, Swiss chard, and collard greens, are a central component of brain healthy cooking. In fact, in a study of more than 950 older […]

While both home health care and assisted living can provide a safe and secure environment for your loved one there are the other important factors that you should take into consideration when weighing the options. Find a cost of senior living expense calculator to accurately weigh your senior living options.

How Much Does Home Care Assistance Cost? (VIDEO)

Posted on February 24, 2016 | Comments Off on How Much Does Home Care Assistance Cost? (VIDEO)

While both home health care and assisted living can provide a safe and secure environment for your loved one there are the other important factors that you should take into consideration when weighing the options. Find a cost of senior living expense calculator to accurately weigh your senior living options.

We’ve had incredible content including educational pieces on the differences between nursing homes and assisted living communities and the brain boosting power of the Mediterranean Diet, as well as thoughtful articles on the need for dementia friendly communities and planning for end-of-life care . While we have published dozens of pieces in 2015, we definitely had a handful of standouts. In case you missed them, here is a list of AgeRight’s most shared posts for seniors and their families in 2015.

2015 Top AgeRight Posts for Seniors and Their Families

Posted on December 30, 2015 | Comments Off on 2015 Top AgeRight Posts for Seniors and Their Families

We’ve had incredible content including educational pieces on the differences between nursing homes and assisted living communities and the brain boosting power of the Mediterranean Diet, as well as thoughtful articles on the need for dementia friendly communities and planning for end-of-life care . While we have published dozens of pieces in 2015, we definitely had a handful of standouts. In case you missed them, here is a list of AgeRight’s most shared posts for seniors and their families in 2015.

How can I help someone with dementia? 7 out of 10 people who have dementia live alone. Providing assistance with some of the most troublesome daily activities can make their day so much more enjoyable.

How can I Help Someone with Dementia

Posted on November 16, 2015 | Comments Off on How can I Help Someone with Dementia

How can I help someone with dementia? 7 out of 10 people who have dementia live alone. Providing assistance with some of the most troublesome daily activities can make their day so much more enjoyable.

Depression is a medical illness and as such has a wide variety of symptoms. Individuals with depression may experience some or all of these symptoms. As a caregiver have you recently experienced any of the following?

Taking Care: Depression – The Major Side Effect of Alzheimer’s

Posted on October 14, 2015 | Comments Off on Taking Care: Depression – The Major Side Effect of Alzheimer’s

Depression is a medical illness and as such has a wide variety of symptoms. Individuals with depression may experience some or all of these symptoms. As a caregiver have you recently experienced any of the following?

Almost 20 percent of all adults provide unpaid care to a family member or friend who is age 50 or older. Most caregivers don’t know that they have the option of a respite stay or, if they do, they may feel guilty taking advantage of it.

Everybody Needs a Break, Especially Those Who Care for Others

Posted on June 8, 2015 | Comments Off on Everybody Needs a Break, Especially Those Who Care for Others

Almost 20 percent of all adults provide unpaid care to a family member or friend who is age 50 or older. Most caregivers don’t know that they have the option of a respite stay or, if they do, they may feel guilty taking advantage of it.

Muscle mass naturally deteriorates with the aging process. This includes the muscles that are crucial to balance, such as the abs, lower back, glutes, hip flexors and pelvic floor. Strengthening the muscles in these areas is important for mobility as well as preventing falls.

Improving balance to prevent falls

Posted on June 7, 2013 | Comments Off on Improving balance to prevent falls

Muscle mass naturally deteriorates with the aging process. This includes the muscles that are crucial to balance, such as the abs, lower back, glutes, hip flexors and pelvic floor. Strengthening the muscles in these areas is important for mobility as well as preventing falls.

A common goal for anyone reading this is the eventual cure and eradication of Alzheimer’s disease.  Every 69 seconds another individual develops this devastating brain disease.  Currently, over 5.4 million […]

The Importance of Research Participation

Posted on April 17, 2013 | Comments Off on The Importance of Research Participation

A common goal for anyone reading this is the eventual cure and eradication of Alzheimer’s disease.  Every 69 seconds another individual develops this devastating brain disease.  Currently, over 5.4 million […]

The meaning of the Sanskrit word ‘yoga’ is ‘to join’ or ‘to unite’. The practice of yoga is known to form a union between the body, mind, and spirit. Having […]

Yoga for Alzheimer’s

Posted on April 10, 2013 | Comments Off on Yoga for Alzheimer’s

The meaning of the Sanskrit word ‘yoga’ is ‘to join’ or ‘to unite’. The practice of yoga is known to form a union between the body, mind, and spirit. Having […]

All too often, I hear the words, “I’d rather die!” from a patient with dementia after being told that they are no longer safe to drive and must stop driving. And, all too often I am told by the loved one of a patient with dementia that they are scared of bringing up the topic of driving cessation for fear of the patient’s anger or sadness.

Driving, Dementia and the Line Between Personal Independence and Public Safety

Posted on April 3, 2013 | Comments Off on Driving, Dementia and the Line Between Personal Independence and Public Safety

All too often, I hear the words, “I’d rather die!” from a patient with dementia after being told that they are no longer safe to drive and must stop driving. And, all too often I am told by the loved one of a patient with dementia that they are scared of bringing up the topic of driving cessation for fear of the patient’s anger or sadness.

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