Reading Time: 3 minutes As we age, more severe health problems start to become more common. Unfortunately, the most common tend to regard brain health rather than a physical health problem. Issues like cognitive impairment or memory impairment can be caused by many sources. Some of these causes can be reversed with treatment. However, some, like Alzheimer’s, can only Read More

Reading Time: 2 minutes What, exactly, does “old age” mean? Well, chronologically, of course, it’s celebrating lots and lots of birthdays. Socially, physically, mentally, and emotionally, the term “old age” can have many different meanings. Traditionally, we’ve viewed old age as a time of limitations, but we’re seeing more and more people who are challenging the traditional notions of Read More

Reading Time: 3 minutes When we start thinking about autumn leaves, tailgating, and trick-or-treat, it’s also time to think about annual adult vaccinations. Cold and flu season accompanies the cooler weather, and – as the old saying goes – an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That ounce of prevention can be crucial to aging adults Read More

Reading Time: 3 minutes Aging baby boomers – it’s almost a contradiction. The generation of youth that didn’t want to trust anyone over 30 is now more than twice that age. Yes, the revolutionary baby boomers are aging, but are they aging in new ways and do they continue to challenge traditional expectations? Several years ago, the Journal of Read More

Reading Time: 4 minutes You may have noticed that fewer grandmothers are actually willing to be called anything remotely resembling grandma or granny—usually not even nanny. Shakespeare’s Juliet posed the question, “What’s in a name?” a long time ago, and her thoughts were “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Ask the Read More

Reading Time: 4 minutes A dozen roses and some chocolate are good for your health! Yes, it’s true, eating chocolate can be heart-healthy if you choose the right chocolate—dark chocolate with at least 70% cacao. The best gift you can give your loved one this Valentine’s Day, though, is heart-health awareness. We hope you’ll take a few minutes during Read More

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Woodland Ridge is proud to announce the integration of SimpleC as a tool for helping our residents with advanced dementia. The Meadows, our Memory Care neighborhood, is now completely high-tech with this state-of-the-art therapy. This product is as simple as a touch screen computer yet complex enough to increase daily activity, meal consumption and Read More

Reading Time: 3 minutes According to Marietta elder law attorney, Steve Worrall, Alzheimer’s and Dementia awareness week (February 14th –21st) is the perfect time to have ‘tough conversations’ with aging parents about their wishes and plans should the disease ever strike. “Does mom want to live in a nursing home?” “Does dad consider living with Alzheimer’s or dementia to Read More

Reading Time: 4 minutes   “NCOIL model may offer respite for middle-class Americans struggling with long term care costs” We see it in the headlines almost every day. Between the senior population already in the long term care system and the baby boomers now hitting the Social Security and Medicare age at a rate of more than 10,000 per Read More