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It’s well known that untreated hearing loss has emotional and social consequences, such as isolation and depression, especially among older adults. The not-for-profit Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing is always looking for new ways to help seniors living in Front Porch’s residential communities. Read more →

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people over 65. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. Fortunately, falls are a public health problem that is largely preventable. The CDC suggests these steps as a start: Read more →

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a collection of cells and cellular components that line the walls of blood vessels in the brain. This barrier is an important part of brain health because it separates the brain from circulating blood. A study led by Walter H. Backes, Ph.D., a professor in medical physics at Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands, has found that the blood-brain barrier was leakier in a group of people with Alzheimer’s disease than in those without the disease. Read more →

Even though there have been many studies supporting their theory over the years, these scientists don't feel that they are being heard. An editorial in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease compares this lack of acceptance of an alternative to the most popular theory to historic controversies related to other diseases. Read more →

While there are people who aren’t cut out to be caregivers, most who take on the challenge do the best that they can under their unique circumstances. Yet, they often receive criticism, sadly even from other caregivers. Read more →

When I see some of the newer mobility aids now in in use, I immediately think, “I wish that had been available for my mom.” My mother was happy enough to have what was available at the time, but her options then were a basic cane and later, a stripped-down walker which I did my best to modify so that she could carry things with her. Fortunately, there are many more choices on the market now. Read more →

However, large numbers of the people who have Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia at this time are trying to make the point that it is equally important to put imagination, research and funding into how to care for those who already have this incurable disease. Read more →

When my dad’s brain surgery backfired leaving him with dementia I was left struggling pretty much on my own. Much of what is now known about dementia wasn’t understood at the time. However, as a daughter, I - like many caregivers –discovered through trial and error what worked to improve Dad’s quality of life. Read more →

Dear Readers: Throughout the decade that I’ve been answering questions about aging and caregiving I’ve been continually unsatisfied with the need to refer seniors and caregivers to multiple websites when assisting them in finding resource information. The recent White House Conference on Aging has now launched a one stop link to resources Read more →