Since heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, especially among seniors, it is important for caregivers to know the facts. 17.3 million deaths each year are caused by heart disease. In 1964, more than half of American deaths were the result of cardiovascular disease. Although this percentage has decreased, heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the US.
“Fun is good,” Dr. Seuss “prescribes.” And, it isn’t reserved for the young. Regardless of age, joyful pursuits are what make us feel truly alive, engaged and connected. The world becomes more vibrant and inviting when we give ourselves permission to play. The importance of play can't be overstated. That's true for everybody, but it might be particularly true for [...]
The holidays aren’t always happy for seniors. For many, the season can cause depression due to lost loved ones or health or financial problems.The holidays aren’t always happy for seniors. For many, the season can cause depression due to lost loved ones or health or financial problems.
“Aging in place” is a term used to describe a person living in the residence of their choice, for as long as they are able, as they age. This includes being able to have any services (or other support) they might need over time as their needs change. “Aging in place” is a term used to describe a person living [...]
Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls can take a serious toll on older adults’ quality of life and independence. Statistics show that: • More than 40% of people hospitalized from hip fractures do not return home and are not capable of living independently again; • 25% of [...]