Assisted Living Today’s Weekly Roundup

With black Friday and cyber Monday just past, you may have been spending a lot of time online shopping for the holidays. Do you brave the stores or stay in your pajamas with a steaming cup of coffee to shop online?

Here at Assisted Living Today, we’ve stayed away from the shops, and kept to the news and trends for interesting articles and posts from the cyber world. We hope you enjoy, and please let us know of any interesting, relevant news you’ve encountered in the past week.

Senior Lifestyles

You’re never too old to start a business, reports Reuters. One South Carolina grandmother of three proves it with an inspiring solution-turned-business. Searching for a lipstick tube in the bottom of her purse, she began to think of a better way to organize. What came was an idea and, this year, nearly $2 million in revenues from a business she started out of her house.

Senior Health

A new study published in Population Health Management shows that a cancer diagnosis trumps type 2 diabetes when it comes to patients seeking treatment. The study says that people with type 2 diabetes who are diagnosed with cancer ignore the diabetes in favor of treating the cancer. The problem is, uncontrolled high blood pressure can be more detrimental than cancer because it weakens their immune system. Read more on WebProNews.

Looking for a great gift for a caregiver of a loved one with Alzheimer’s? The first of its kind from a major publisher, The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook: Recipes to Boost Brain Health, offers more than 100 brain-boosting recipes rich in the B-complex vitamins, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and omega-3s. Read more on abc News.

Senior Living

Revived discussion about the CLASS act, the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act, by a gerontology expert who feels the act, which was shelved by the Obama administration in 2011, should be revived. The act supports a voluntary insurance program that offers a range of long-term care benefits. Do you think it should be revived? Read about it on Kaiser Health News.

Trends in Technology

Are you making your lists, checking them twice? Seniors want technology as much as the kids do. The Senior Care Corner blog offers a list of technology gifts for the seniors in your life.

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