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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 […]

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 […]