June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month As more and more people live longer, the numbers of those with cognitive impairment are increasing. Today more than 6 million Americans are living with dementia. An aspect of aging that has always been a benefit in senior living is socialization. We have seen that benefit for clients
Adult Day Options, Respite for the Care Partner of Loved One with Dementia We last wrote about adult day in 2015 when adult day centers were increasing in popularity. Unfortunately, given the pandemic, some of the adult day centers have closed. Some are still working to reopen which we are hoping is true for Sholom
Senior Living – Overwhelmed by all the Choices? If you or those you know are in the early stages of looking for senior living, you are probably surprised by all the choices today. Have you experienced when you buy a new car, you see a lot of the same model of cars on the road?
May Is Mental Health Awareness Month While most people experience periods of sadness at times, depression is a treatable condition. It’s important to recognize that depression can occur in the elderly, but it is not a normal part of aging. Mental Health Awareness Month How do you separate general sadness from depression? Sadness is generally
Senior Living and Mental Illness Awareness for mental illness has increased over the years. The pandemic has increased our attention on mental heath. Seventy-five percent of mental health issues begin before a person is 25. Early diagnosis and treatment can help young adults live more successful and normal lives. Yet, there are many older adults
LIVE TOURS! Listen to a short message regarding current situation in Senior Living from Eunice here. It’s been a long year of touring options virtually with clients that need to make a move. Finally, in the last month, live tours are happening with all our clients in assisted living, residential homes and all options
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month As Certified Senior Advisors, one of our goals is to connect people to resources they may need. Several websites to review for education and resources during awareness month are listed below: Parkinson Foundation website found here. Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology In the Twin Cities we have the Struther’s Parkinsons Center
Traumatic Brain Injuries and Falls in Seniors March is TBI month. There are 100,000 Minnesotans that live with a disability caused by a brain injury. The majority of brain injuries in the United States each year occur in young children and teenagers. Many of these brain injuries are a resulte of bicycle or car accidents.
VA Pension Benefits for Seniors Understanding and applying for veteran benefits can be confusing and overwhelming. Yet for seniors and for caregivers there may be financial benefits that make it worth it. There are veteran pension benefits not just for the veteran but for a surviving spouse as well. To qualify for a Veteran
Seniors and Heart Disease There are many different kinds of heart disease. Plaque buildup is often to blame. But there are other causes. Tobacco Use Drinking Excess weight lack of Exercise Stress Things you can’t control, like your family history, might also increase your risk of heart disease. But even so, leading a heart healthy