Individuals can have their ability to speak and/or communicate affected as they age. People that have had a stroke, a tumor, or a brain injury may be affected. People that have been diagnosed with dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, or other progressive neurological disorders also... Continue Reading >
Parkinson’s disease is related to a loss of nerve cells in your brain that produce a chemical called dopamine. Dopamine is important for controlling movement. Parkinson’s disease is the second most common degenerative brain disease, with Alzheimer’s being the first. Most often, symptoms will... Continue Reading >
Recent research has demonstrated that exercise delays impairments of cognition as well as decline in activities of daily living. It has been determined that aerobic exercise (exercise that increases heart rate) and strength training are most beneficial, but stretching and balance exercises also... 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 >
Osteoporosis is a common disease that causes thinning and weakening of the bones. It is characterized by low bone density, decreased bone strength, and structural deterioration of bone tissue. The bone becomes thinned out and porous, decreasing the ability of bone to withstand typical forces... Continue Reading >
Arthritis is a term used to describe inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and is usually caused by deterioration of a joint. The weight-bearing joints are most typically affected, especially the hips and knees. Approximately 27 million people in... Continue Reading >
Many older adults recognize that moving to a retirement community can significantly improve their quality of life. Still, selecting just the right community can be a struggle. cost is a critical factor, of course, but there's much more to consider before you can make a sound choice.
With the variety of senior housing options available today, selecting the one that is right for you or a loved one can be an overwhelming task. Planning ahead, evaluating your needs and becoming educated on your options can reduce some of the anxiety and stress associated with the process.... Continue Reading >