Let's face it, getting older has its challenges. As Bette Davis put it, "Growing old isn't for sissies." And while we can't stop the aging process, knowledge is the key to make our golden years truly golden. To help seniors and their families make the most of their time together, we have developed this aging resource center filled with guides, tips, and advice related to the aging process.
All too often we focus on the negative aspects of aging and forget that there are some really positive things that happen to us as we get older. Here is a list . . .Learn More»
Arthritis is a very common joint disease that often occurs as we age. There are many types of arthritis, but they result in inflammation and . . .Learn More»
Your immune system is a remarkable thing. Every minute of every day, it goes to work helping protect you from harmful substances like bacteria , , ,Learn More»
Contrary to popular opinion, older people don't need less sleep than the average person. Although the number of hour per night varies with each individual . . .Learn More»
Known as brain plasticity, it is now well established that the brain has the ability to change throughout one’s life, making new connections between cells.Learn More»
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Each year, nearly 800,000 people will have a stroke. A stroke occurs when a blood clot prevents an . . .Learn More»
Stroke is preventable. It is estimated that up to 80% of all strokes could be prevented by making healthy lifestyle changes and working with your , , ,Learn More»
If you have recently suffered a stroke, you are not alone. Nearly 800,000 people in the United States each year will have a stroke. The severity of . . .Learn More»
It is often more comfortable to have
conversations about your parents’ wishes about their end of life care early, when there is no urgency. Here are legal documents . . .
When seniors consume too much sugar, it increases their risk for high blood pressure, cholesterol, and obesity. All of these
conditions are risk factors for . . .
While there is little one can do to prevent some diseases, many can be prevented, delayed, or minimized with a few healthy lifestyle changes.Learn More»
A lifelong love of learning
is recognized as one of the most important qualities a person can possess. Lifelong learning opportunities keep your mind . . .
Too often as we age, our memories and cognitive function is robbed from us. Here are the basics you need to know about this disease.Learn More»
Music Therapy has proven beneficial effects and patients with dementia are often described as "waking up" when they hear the sound of familiar music.Learn More»
Eventually the time comes for most of us to have some difficult conversations with our parents about aging. Here are some tips to help with these discussions.Learn More»
As we age, our homes can have hidden dangers. Learn about the leading causes of home injury and simple ways to imporve household safety.Learn More»
Research indicates that people who stayed physically active into old age tended to have larger brains than those who did not exercise.Learn More»
Studies prove that people who are emotionally attached to an animal are more relaxed and are better able to cope with stress. Pet owners feel needed because . . .Learn More»
People of all ages struggle with resistance to healthy eating, and those battles only get worse as we get older. Think about all the reasons we “cheat” on our . . .Learn More»
We all want to not only live longer, but also live better, staying healthy enough to continue doing the things we love. Inheriting good genes certainly helps, but . . .Learn More»
When choosing a care provider, there are a few essential requirements, and all reputable organizations will have . . .Learn More»
It is often a difficult stage of life for aging adults and it requires compassion and understanding. Your parent may be struggling . . .Learn More»
How can you know when it's time to seek in-home help for your aging parent? Here are a few signs to look for. . . .Learn More»