1. 5 Great Things About Growing Older

    Did you know that multiple studies from around the world show that people get happier and more satisfied with their lives as they get older? A 20-year longitudinal study from Australia concluded that symptoms of negative mood and depression decrease significantly as women move from mid-life (ages 50…Read More

  2. Enjoy Growing Older In The Comfort Of Your Own Home

    Getting older is a part of being human, and our senior years bring new changes and challenges. Sometimes, these challenges make it difficult to continue living independently at home, and many older adults will move to nursing homes or assisted living facilities to receive the care or assistance they…Read More

  3. Making Your Home Safer For Seniors: Bathrooms and Stairs

    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, one in four Americans over the age of 65 takes a fall. Home is the most likely and common place to fall, and unfortunately, less than half of seniors reported that they would let their physician know about it unless it resu…Read More

  4. How Your Brain Changes With Age

    As we grow older, all of our bodies’ systems grow and change with us — including our brains. Increased forgetfulness and other cognitive challenges are often seen as normal age-related changes, and these challenges are not necessarily cause for concern about Alzheimer’s or other diagnosable de…Read More

  5. How To Keep Your Brain Sharp as You Grow Older

    Forgetfulness is not always a symptom of a more serious problem — sometimes it is a perfectly normal, natural part of aging. (For more information on this subject, check out our blog on how to tell the difference between normal age-related memory changes and early symptoms of Alzheimer’s.) But …Read More

  6. The Differences Between Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, and In-Home Care

    When a person’s ability to live independently is challenged by injury, illness, or natural age-related changes, they are faced with a challenging question — what next? Some people may simply need help getting to and from the grocery store after retiring from driving. Others may require more comp…Read More

  7. Alzheimer’s or Just Aging? Recognizing 5 Early Symptoms of Dementia

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) currently affects nearly six million people across America, most of them above the age of 65. This poses a unique challenge for anyone watching for the onset of AD, since many of its earliest symptoms are just exaggerated versions of what naturally occurs as the body ages.…Read More

  8. 5 Great Ways for Senior Citizens to Exercise

    We’ve already talked about the importance of exercise for senior citizens. But as you get older, it can be challenging to find exercise you enjoy that isn’t too hard on your body. Running delivers impacts to your joints with a force three to four times your body weight; group sports become much …Read More