Senior Housing Connection

SEPTEMBER IS ALZHEIMER'S AWARENESS MONTH

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain condition that affects memory, thinking and behavior. Alzheimer’s ranks as the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., and one in eight older Americans has the disease. After age 65, the risk of developing Alzheimer’s doubles approxi [READ MORE]

COFFEE LINKED TO LOWER DEMENTIA RISK

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Drinking coffee may do more than just keep you awake. A new study suggests an intriguing potential link to mental health later in life, as well. A team of Swedish and Danish researchers tracked coffee consumption in a group of 1,409 middle-age men and women for an average of 21 years. During [READ MORE]

SOCIALIZING PROMOTES WELL-BEING FOR SENIORS

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Most of us enjoy spending time with others. But is socializing just a pleasant way to pass a few hours? Research shows that socializing plays a vital health role throughout life, no matter what a person’s age or condition. Gerontologists tell us that maintaining human relationships pr [READ MORE]

Senior Living … Enriched Housing… Assited Living. What’s the difference?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

“Senior Housing” is a broad term that covers an array of living programs from Independent to Skilled Nursing. And there are a lot of terms in between that can be confusing to seniors and their loved ones. You may have heard terms like “assistive living,” “adult ho [READ MORE]

Six Lifestyle Choices to Avoid Dementia

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

(http://www.parkwoodheights.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/senior_lifestyles_dementia.jpg) No longer does Alzheimer's or dementia have to be a fate for the aging over which they have no control. Although our genes may predispose us to memory impairment, there are lifestyle choices that can greatly [READ MORE]