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Dementia and Elderly Falls
Published: 5 months ago

In adults over seventy-one in the United States, the prevalence of dementia is estimated at 13.9%, a total of over 3.4 million individuals. The older someone gets, the higher their risk of developing any of the various causes of the syndrome of impaired memory and cognition known as “dementia.” Among…

The Serious Consequences of Falls in The Elderly
Published: 5 months ago

Elderly people are at an elevated risk of injuring themselves in a fall. A variety of health problems and age-related changes, affecting balance, bone brittleness, muscle strength, and other factors, all contribute to an elevated risk of serious injury compared to a younger person. Not only are older people more…

What Can I Do to Reduce My Risk of Alzheimer’s?
Published: 5 months ago

One of the most common and often devastating medical conditions associated with old age is Alzheimer’s disease. Associated with declining cognition and memory, it’s the most common cause of dementia in the elderly. This chronic neurodegenerative disease gets increasingly worse over time, as damage to the brain itself from amyloid…

What Is a Senior Independent Living Community?
Published: 6 months ago

As you get older, you may find yourself wanting to make some changes in your living situation and lifestyle. For many people, this can mean downsizing to a smaller home with lower maintenance needs and lower overall costs. There are also options for assisted living, for seniors who are experiencing…

4 Common Causes of Dementia
Published: 7 months ago

Dementia – defined as a category of brain diseases of various kinds that impair a person’s ability to think clearly, to make judgements and decisions, and to remember things — is one of the biggest health concerns for seniors. Many people struggle with some degree of impaired memory and cognition…

Can “Brain Games” Help Prevent Memory Loss?
Published: 7 months ago

Many seniors struggle with some degree of memory loss, as well as other types of cognitive impairment. This can range from relatively mild, considered a normal part of the aging process, to quite severe, as in age-related neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia. The older you get,…

Elder Abuse: What You Need to Know
Published: 7 months ago

As we age, we can lose a lot of the independence we enjoyed when we were younger. Physical and mental disabilities can make it hard to live alone, meaning we need help and care from others — whether it’s friends and family, or staff at an assisted living facility or…

Fighting Off Memory Loss: 6 Simple Ways for Seniors to Stay Sharp
Published: 8 months ago

As you get older, your brain — like the rest of your body — starts to experience some of the physiological effects of aging. Unfortunately, this can mean you may begin having some problems with mental functions, especially memory. For centuries, if not millennia, people have been aware that as…

5 Things Your Senior Community Center Offers
Published: 10 months ago

If you are the main caretakers of your senior loved one and you are looking for additional local resources, Senior Care Center recommends checking your local senior community center. Every city should have a local resource center for the elderly in your community; these can be called senior centers, senior…

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