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How Much Does Assisted Living Cost?


At first glance the costs associated with entering an assisted living facility seem astronomical. Depending upon the level of care required the cost can be between $35,000 and $40,000 annually. How much does this assisted living cost work out to per month? Roughly $3,000 or more. If the resident suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease, then the […]

What is Dementia and What Causes Dementia?


Individuals suffering from dementia have a loss in their mental functions affecting memory, reasoning, and thinking. Although not a disease, it is a group of symptoms caused by a disease or condition. However, pseudo or false dementia is treatable if, for example, it is due to an infection or certain nutritional deficiencies. Decision-making, language, learning, […]

Pneumonia in the Elderly – Simple Tips for Prevention and Treatment


Pneumonia in the elderly may be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi, and it results in an inflammation of one or both of the lungs. As circulation to the lungs decrease, oxygen in the blood declines. While cases of pneumonia can range from mild to severe, the elderly, along with children and people with weakened […]

Top 20 Assisted Living Facilities in Massachusetts


Whether you’re preparing for the future or the need is now, being educated on the senior care choices available to you and your loved ones will help the transition from independent living to assisted living.  A quick search of assisted living facilities may leave you feeling a little overwhelmed, so we’ve broken it down for […]

What is Hypertension?


Hypertension is a serious condition where one’s heart is pumping blood at an abnormal rate, causing elevated blood pressure. While this condition may just be temporary from nerves, most hypertension sufferers have to do a lot of work to get their blood pressure down to normal levels. This condition can lead to a heart attack, […]

Assisting with Chemo Brain…or Avoiding It Altogether?


What is Chemo Brain? Many patients who have gone through chemotherapy complain of “chemo brain” after their treatment. This impairment includes difficulties in remembering things, completing tasks or learning new things. Some doctors will only refer to the symptoms as chemo brain if they don’t improve over time, or don’t go away. The duration of […]

Activities for Elderly Adults


Keeping seniors active can be difficult, but there are many activities available for them to learn new things and have fun. Some of these activities can be done with little to no guidance, while some may require a hands-on approach. Try out some or all of these activities, because you never know what activities will […]

Nursing Shortage: What the Future Holds for Nursing Homes


The nursing shortage in the United States adds to the growing problem of how to provide appropriate care for senior citizens who need nursing home services. Nursing homes have lost funding in recent years; in addition, more and more senior citizens are in need of nursing home services. Thus, experts predict that by the year […]

Healthy Aging Requires Consistent Nutrition: When To and When Not To Take A Nutritional Supplement


As adults age, an important consideration to take into account for optimal health is the amount of nutritional value that is in the things we consume. A logical solution to ensuring that one is consistently consuming enough nutrients is by taking a nutritional supplement. However, given the range of choices available and health risks inherent […]

What Is Hearing Loss and How to Prevent It


About 12 percent of the U.S. population have what is considered significant hearing loss. This amounts to about 38 million people. This number is higher when you consider the number of people who have any form of hearing loss. So, what exactly is hearing loss? By definition, hearing loss refers to any impairment in the […]