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10 Common Memory Loss Causes

Forgetting where you put your glasses or keys is a common trend even in younger adults. As we age, it seems that forgetfulness becomes more problematic and occurs more often, but what causes memory loss to begin with, and how can you tell if it’s something more serious? Understanding common memory loss causes is an […]

Ez2care Deluxe Two Botton Folding Walker Review

The Ez2care Deluxe Two Botton Folding Walker is a worthwhile investment for those looking for walker to assist in daily living. Many walkers are difficult to extend or fold, but the two-button design makes it very easy for people to work with this walker. It is also very lightweight and easy to use, so you […]

AARP Medicare Plans – A Brief Overview

If you are eligible for one of the AARP Medicare plans, some would argue that you can’t afford not to enroll. You can’t predict a time in your life when you’re going to be sick, need to be hospitalized or be involved in an accident; and risk of these problems increases as our age increases. […]

The Leading Causes of Panic Attacks in the Elderly

Panic attacks in the elderly manifest themselves in a variety of symptoms: including trembling, sweating, rapid heartbeat and chest pain. Sufferers often feel as though death is imminent, although the attacks tend to be short-lived and are not dangerous. The problem is thought to be physical in origin, caused by an abnormality in a small […]

Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s – Are They the Same Thing?

As a person ages, their chances of being diagnosed with certain diseases grows with them. For example, the elderly are more susceptible to diseases such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s than their younger counterparts. These two diseases commonly strike older patients and both are often used interchangeably when describing memory loss. What many people are unaware […]

Getting Older is Not the End: Tips for Healthy Aging

There is no way to prevent the process of getting older. The years go by, and you may find your body changing year after year in response to further wear and tear. Your bones and muscles ache, stairs or walking long distances is harder, and your memory isn’t what it used to be. The whole […]

Spotlight On: Berkshire Commons

Reading Pennsylvania is known for its outlet shopping, historical significance and cultural diversity. It is the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country and surrounded by beautiful landscapes, homesteads and farming communities. This growing city is home to a premier senior living community known as Berkshire Commons. Located on the outskirts of the Reading Country Club, Berkshire […]

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 […]