Live well. Age well.
Sunday, Feb. 14 -- Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. It is also the most expensive disease in our country. In 2015, the direct costs to American society caring for those with Alzheimer’s totaled an estimated $226 billion with half the cost being borne by Medicare. Unless something is done, in 2050 Alzheimer’s will cost more than $1.1 trillion with costs for Medicare increasing more than 400 percent.
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 -- The holidays are a time of joy and community for many families. However, the media reminds us how vulnerable and exposed we are with international “insecurity.” CyberMonday Internet purchases often are suspect, if consumers are not careful. For individuals who have lost their jobs, their health or perhaps a loved one, things can get rather bleak and empty and at times, scary.
Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 — The new year always brings about thoughts of change and plans for the future. The changes can be as simple as vowing to change the oil in your car every 3,000 miles or as elaborate as beginning a new diet/exercise regimen.
Regardless of what your resolutions are, they are always made with the thought of bettering your life. Have you given any thought to really big changes? Could there be a residential move for you in 2016?
Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 -- We are now in the midst of the holiday season. For many families this may be the only time throughout the year when everyone is together sharing good food, memories and companionship. Traditionally, many families travel between each other’s homes and enjoy the chaos of the holidays.
As certain as the arrival of the holidays, many Alzheimer’s care partners find themselves coping with new and puzzling situations. It is not uncommon for a loved one with memory loss to exhibit unusual behaviors during this holiday time.
Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 -- With the “Holiday Season” officially underway, take a moment away from the mall madness and make a commitment to yourself to connect with those that matter most in your life — your spouse, family , friends and colleagues, etc.
Believe it or not, “the right gift” may be within you and your home! Yes, this means: no crowd fighting, parking lot frenzy, bag carrying or endless lines and searching! That, in itself, is a gift right there!