There is actually an e-magazine called The Centenarian that concentrates on that demographic. It is hard to believe but that section of the population is the fastest growing sector of the global population. “In total numbers the United States has the most centenarians with current estimates as high as 72,000. If the population of centenarians […]
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Wisdom from the Dying – Four REALLY Important Things So what have hospice workers learned about living. Day after day they care for those who are living their last days and moments. What do they hear over and over? Four things tend to be the consistent advice from the dying: Ask for forgiveness for past […]
Facing a Move to Assisted Living? Moving to Assisted Living is not the beginning of the end, but the beginning of a new phase in your life. We have heard it said that life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. Life is about learning to dance in the rain. And that is so […]
Let’s talk about the unspeakable… Your Death. “End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path… one that we all must take.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King Some die suddenly. Yet for many the process is slow. They move from mentally able into Alzheimer’s Disease or some other form […]
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. So it is time to learn a few things about the disease. NUMBER 1 “Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects one in 100 people over age 60,” states the Michael J. Fox organization. While the average age at onset is 60, people have been diagnosed as young […]
Coloring books for adults is trending right now. Some studies are showing a slight calming and meditative effect of coloring shapes found in nature. These images are called Mandala. A 2011 Japanese study showed that those with dementia that started coloring had a 10% increase in their quality of life scale. Finding an activity for […]
There are many indicators that cognitive or physical decline is happening. It is hard for adult children, spouses and siblings who may visit briefly to know when it is time to move their loved one into a safer and more social environment like an Assisted Living Community. A diagnosis of dementia or a degenerative disease […]
Here is an interesting statistic. One half of the people caring for a partner or spouse with Alzheimer’s Disease will die before the person they are caring for dies. Research is showing that the stress of caring for a loved-one with a progressive, terminal dementia is just plain hard on the caregiver. Think of it! […]
People tend to resist the change of moving into Senior Housing and Assisted Living. Once they do make the change, we hear over and over again that they shouldn’t have waited so long.
Should Driving Tests Be Mandatory on those over 70? This year my husband turns 68 and has agreed to take a driver competency test on the suggestion of our doctor. So I called around to driving schools and stopped in at the DMV and no one knew where he could take such a test. Do […]
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