Getting to sleep better as you age is important for living a healthy and happy life. And insomnia is a problem that many suffer from and can impede your physical and psychological abilities and can lead to irritability and lack of motivation or energy. One aspect that needs to be considered when discussing healthy sleep cycles is age. As we age, it becomes more likely that we will deal with sleep problems.
The problem that many seniors run into when planning for their retirement is that people don’t take into account their healthcare and medical costs. Healthcare and medical bills can account for a large portion of your retirement finances, with the average healthcare cost for couples over the age of 61 being nearly $241,000. No one thinks to include these expenses into their long-term retirement planning, but the truth is that old age can bring a host of impairments that may require extensive medical costs to cover.
Topics: Senior Tips
A new law passed in August 14th in Massachusetts is going to change the way that healthcare professionals treat Alzheimer’s disease. The law, which was officially signed by Governor Charlie Baker, is called the Mass Alzheimer’s and Dementia Act. Proponents of the act at the Alzheimer’s Association call Alzheimer’s the most under-recognized threat to public health in the 21st century, costing the nation upwards of $277 billion annually in Medicare, Medicaid, and other care-giving expenses.
There comes a point in many children's lives where they have to decide what the next steps are for their parent or loved one. Even if they need around the clock care, or are interested in living in a senior community full of activity, it can be tough to determine what the best type of care is for your loved ones. All your life, they have taken care of you, and now the tables have turned. They are trusting you to help them make the decision to move into a new home that will provide them with the best care while they enjoy their future years. While there are many different types of cares options for seniors, two of the most prevalent are skilled nursing and assisted living. What is the difference between these two types of care? Keep reading to learn about both of these types of care for our family members that we love.
Topics: Assisted Living
Not every great song is about romantic love or love gone wrong-some retirement songs are great for those looking for direction in their life. Some of the best songs of all time are about the wisdom that comes with aging and looking back on life with joy, wonder, and even regret. Read the 5 great songs about growing older to see if one of them resonates with you. Maybe one of your favorites made the list!
How do adult celebrities approach aging-Lets hear from some ageless celebrities? What do they think about getting older - do they embrace it or wish they could turn back the clock to when they were young? Read how 5 Ageless Celebrities Over 70 view life, retirement, love and growing older.
As a young girl, I spent a fair amount of time thinking about death and dying. To others around me, had they known about my curiosity surrounding the afterlife and “what happens next,” I’m sure they would have called me strange, even morbid.
Topics: Grief Support
More Americans, including those in a senior living center are living longer. It explains why there’s a need to provide long-term care for individuals who are 65 plus. The aging Americans, like you, have created an unprecedented demand for senior living as well as health care options.
Topics: Senior Living
Enhancing your cognitive health will protect you from dementia and related diseases, and it can be achieved with brain health foods. This improvement can help develop your memory and sharpens intellectual skills. There’s a great need to be mindful of your brain health as Alzheimer’s diseases increases at an alarming rate. In 2016, the number of Americans reported to be with Alzheimer’s was 5.4 million individuals and has obviously grown. It also comes fifth in the leading causes of death in people 65 years old and above.
Topics: Brain health food
Discovered by Dr. Alzheimer on examining patients exhibiting bizarre behaviors, this disease could make people be placed in mental institutions; today, Alzheimer’s is a fatal disease of the brain and one of the most prevalent forms or dementia. We have compiled 5 facts about Alzheimer’s disease and memory impairments you should know.