Assisted Living Today’s Week in Review

The holiday season is beginning to wrap up with the New Year just days away. Be sure to tune up your voices for a resounding chorus of Auld Lang Syne and chill the champagne as we let go of 2011 and ring in the New Year!

Here at Assisted Living Today we want to wish you and your families a happy and healthy 2012. As you get ready to count down, check out some of the best from around the web from this last week of 2011.

Senior Health

A preview of a new study which be released in January in Neurology which will examine the relationship between “silent” strokes and dementia. These strokes, which can be seen on brain imaging scans, may help predict memory loss in old age. To read more about this study check out MedPage Today.

Are you prepared for a healthy 2012? FastMed Urgent Care took a look at the top 10 tips and tricks for a healthier 2012.  Tips include getting enough sleep, controlling stress and exercise. To see what you need to do for a healthier you, check out the rest of the FastMed’s  tips.

Senior Technology

Senior Housing News put together the top 5 trends in senior care technology. The list includes some of the best of 2011 and some to look forward to in 2012. Are you prepared for the changes in health technology? How will these changes make healthcare more efficient for the elderly?

Inspirational Seniors

At 98 year old, Jim Henry published his first book. But what makes this feat even more impressive is that Jim couldn’t read until he was in his mid-90s. Much like other children of his era, Jim was pulled out of school to help support his family and never learned to read. Check out Jim’s inspirational story published in USAToday.

More and more boomers are heading back to college. According to a new report from US News and World Report the people over the age of 50 account for 12% of students heading to community college. Have you considered going back to school to fulfill your dreams?

Senior Lifestyles

The number of boomers being cited for impaired driving is going up in North Carolina, drawing attention to the increasing alcohol and drug usage of the aging population. The state is working on a proactive campaign to raise awareness of the impact of drug and alcohol abuse among the elderly.  To learn more, check out the story from the News Observer.

The need for senior housing is always an issue, but for some finding housing that accepts their lifestyle makes finding the right community even more difficult. Advocates say that more gay-friendly senior housing  and cultural training is needed.

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