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New Technology Responds if You Fall

New Technology Responds if You Fall

One of the most common injury producers are seniors experiencing accidental falls. Debilitating injuries range from short-term sprains, bumps, and bruises to fractures and head traumas which may require hospitalization. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Is Medical Technology Prepared for Massive Outages?

Is Medical Technology Prepared for Massive Outages?

The electronic infrastructure that powers our digital lives, including seniors aging in place, in retirement communities, assisted living facilities, and in nursing homes is a service often taken for granted. Everything is fine while devices, enterprise servers, and...
Tips for Purchasing Special Needs Housing

Tips for Purchasing Special Needs Housing

If you or a loved one is in the market for a home that will meet a physical or developmental need, there are some tips to consider before you begin the process. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) website lists state and local government agencies,...
Staying Mentally Sharp While Aging

Staying Mentally Sharp While Aging

Age comes with wisdom. Unfortunately, it also comes with some forgetfulness. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep the brain sharp, small daily habits which can reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Exercise is one such daily habit. It increases blood flow,...
Does Your Power of Attorney Cover All Your Bases?

Does Your Power of Attorney Cover All Your Bases?

Powerful “power of attorney” (POA) documents are essential, if there ever comes a time when you or your elder become unable to manage your finances or make health-care decisions. Beware if you rely only on POAs that hospitals provide, or that you have pulled off the...
Blood Test Finds Markers of Alzheimer’s

Blood Test Finds Markers of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is becoming more prevalent among aging Americans, and there are more aging Americans than ever before. Alzheimer’s disease has three typical biomarkers: plaques of beta-amyloid protein, tangles of tau protein, and loss of connections in the...