#ElderCareChat 1/22/14 Recap: Alzheimer’s Research Update

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 41 participants engaged in a conversation about the state of Alzheimer’s research. This week, we welcomed special guest Claire Day, who currently serves as Vice President of Constituent Services for the Delaware Valley Chapter of ...

 
Read More
 

Older Adults Retain More Knowledge and Use it Better

We’ve come to accept that older adults experience a cognitive decline as they age because the outcomes of many research studies have shown this to be true. But recent research examines how this data was obtained and casts surprising ...

 
Read More
 

Failure to Recognize Famous Faces Could Mean Dementia

Do you ever see a celebrity’s face on television or in a magazine and have trouble recognizing them? Difficulty remembering names is not always age-related, but it does become more pronounced as we get older. In an interesting new ...

 
Read More
 

CCRCs Are Dedicated to Wellness

When you’re searching for the best place for you or your loved one to grow old, you’re looking for more than food and shelter – you want a place where you can thrive for the rest of your days.
 
Read More
 

Dementia and Sex in Senior Living

As we age, our sexual appetite may change, but it does not vanish. A 2007 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine makes it clear: 53 percent of seniors ages 65 to 74 and 26 percent of seniors ages 75 to 85 reported being sexually ...

 
Read More
 

Do Seniors Need More Vaccines?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released its annual report on healthy aging, and the news is mostly good. Seniors met all the target scores related to health behaviors, such as taking medication for high blood pressure. ...

 
Read More
 

#ElderCareChat 7/3/13 Recap: New Research About Caregivers

This Wednesday, 37 participants at our live Twitter forum discussed recently released findings about caregivers from the Pew Research Center. Much of the data was focused on the use of technology to aid in the caregiving experience, or how caregivers are "...

 
Read More
 

Is an iPad Good for Your Eyes?

For a long time, I have been convinced that holding a book in my hands is superior to scrolling through an e-book on a tablet. Not only do I prefer the weight of a book in my hands and the ...

 
Read More
 

The Link Between Secondhand Smoke and Dementia

Even if you haven’t seen the creepy anti-smoking ads from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you must know by now that smoking is dangerous. But not only does smoking (including secondhand smoke) cause lung cancer, it can ...

 
Read More
 

“SuperAgers” Retain Sharp Memory and Cognitive Skills

A group of 42 Chicago-area seniors aged 80+ have defied the memory loss and decline in cognitive function that usually besets most older adults. A Wall Street Journal article reported on this unique group, referred to as “SuperAgers,” now in their sixth ...

 
Read More
 
 
 
Older