Senior Living Articles

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Stroke, also called cerebral vascular accident (CVA), is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in adults. Stroke can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of race, sex or even age. More women than men have strokes each year.... Continue Reading >

By: Hilary Mincenberg, Activities Coordinator, RoseCrest Assisted Living

In Hollywood Christmases, we see family crises resolved and longstanding wounds healed through the power of the season. In real life, however, it is rarely that simple. The truth is that, for many of us the holidays... Continue Reading >

In 2012, the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity reported that people spend 64 hours per week, or about nine hours per day sitting. Many office workers sit for more than 15 hours per day by working, driving, watching TV, or working on a computer. More and more... Continue Reading >

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is commonly known as emphysema or chronic bronchitis. According to the National Institute on Health (NIH), COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a major contributor to long term disability. People with COPD suffer with... Continue Reading >

There are many common causes of low vision in older adults including macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. Once your particular vision impairment has been diagnosed, an occupational therapist can recommend simple tips to be followed at home and make recommendations... Continue Reading >

Being able to move with ease can lead to a healthier, happier and longer life. Staying active and mobile can decrease the risks to health brought on by obesity. It also has been shown that prolonged sitting can affect health, particularly the heart. Keeping mobile and walking every day can also... Continue Reading >

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. Flu-like symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people also may have vomiting or... Continue Reading >

Silver Smart Technology for Everyday Living assists seniors with “living in place,” not just merely “aging in place.”

There is no doubt that our loved ones prefer to stay in their current homes rather than move into a higher level of care. But there is a significant difference between... Continue Reading >

The footwear seniors choose, including shoes and slippers (or lack thereof) can affect the risk of suffering a fall. In one study, almost 52 percent of those that fell said that at the time, they were either barefoot (18 percent), wearing socks with no shoes (7 percent) or wearing slippers (27... Continue Reading >

Dementia is an overall term that describes symptoms of a decline in thinking skills or memory affecting one’s ability to complete everyday activities. Dementia is associated with brain cell death and damage. This damage affects the ability of brain cells to communicate with one another.... Continue Reading >

Falls are a serious health concern with the senior population. Each year, one in three adults age 65 and over experience a fall. Every 18 seconds, an adult goes to the emergency room due to a fall and falls account for 25% of all hospital admissions. Women are more likely to fall than men, but... Continue Reading >

Speech-language pathologists (SLP) are therapists who provide rehabilitation interventions to individuals who display difficulty with speech, receptive and expressive language and cognitive skills including memory loss. Speech therapists also provide therapeutic interventions to people who... Continue Reading >

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