Slips and Falls Can Be Deadly

by Kim Hayes, AARP, May 19, 2017 With aging comes an increased risk for slip-and-fall accidents, some even resulting in death, as we saw with former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. The newsman died Thursday at the age of 77 following a fall in his bathroom that resulted in a head injury, according to news reports. AARP […]

Seniors remain At Home thanks to Home Care Aides

Some Seniors Remain Home Thanks to Home Care Aides

5 Ways a Reverse Mortgage Can Help

There is a healthy skepticism about reverse mortgages, and that’s not necessarily bad, because people should exercise caution when utilizing debt. But reverse mortgages can improve retirement spending outcomes in a sensible way. Here are five ways a reverse mortgage can improve a retirement income plan: 1. Spending coordination with your portfolio For retirees making […]

4 Tips for Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer’s

Why In-Home Care?

Why In-Home Care? One survey shows that 90% of seniors want to stay in their homes as long as possible. Your home is where you’re comfortable. It’s what is familiar. It provides comfort. If you move out to an assisted living community or nursing home, you’re starting over. You may have to room with a […]

No Hearing Aid? Some Gizmos Offer Alternative to ‘Speak Up!’

An estimated one zillion older people have a problem like mine. First: We notice age-related hearing loss. A much-anticipated report on hearing health from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine last month put the prevalence at more than 45 percent of those aged 70 to 74, and more than 80 percent among those […]

Aging in Place

When I asked the other three members of my walking group, all of whom are in their mid to upper 70s, whether they had any concerns about future living arrangements, they each said they had none despite the fact that, like me, they live in multistory private homes without elevators and, in two cases, without […]

Alzheimer’s Care: 3 Ways to Improve Exercise Habits

Alzheimer’s Care in Mansfield OH It can seem a bit odd to be talking about exercise for somebody who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Many people understand that there is no cure for Alzheimer’s at the moment, and the Alzheimer’s-Care-in-Mansfield-OHaverage life expectancy upon diagnosis is between 8-10 years. Yet, just because somebody has been diagnosed […]

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees. If you notice any […]

Loss of Appetite in the Elderly – Causes and How to Cope

Loss of appetite and changes in appetite are a natural part of aging, but it’s still important to make sure seniors get enough nutrients. Our nutritionist Heather Schwartz shares her advice on what to do if your elderly parents won’t eat. You’ve asked, and we’ve answered. Our recent senior nutrition poll highlighted readers’ concerns about […]