What’s the Life Expectancy for Someone With Dementia?

Dementia is a type of disease that is thoroughly misunderstood. The widely known view of dementia is that it means someone has Alzheimer’s and is going to forget their family and friends. While this is one true part of what happens in many families affected by dementia, there is a whole medical sphere dedicated toRead More →

What Are Arthritis Nodules? (Joint Nodules)

Nearly 25% of people living with Rheumatoid arthritis experience something called arthritis nodules. Also called rheumatoid nodules or joint nodules, these fleshy, painless bumps can be seen on areas of the body where joints are most affected by arthritis.  At first, these growths can appear unsightly, but the good news is that they’re often notRead More →

10 Great Hobbies for Seniors & Elderly People

Retirement can be a big shift for many older adults. For most people, it is a positive shift. You will find the opportunity to do things you never had time for before. However, for others, the shift may be more difficult. These retirees may experience more problems with mobility and daily activities, as well asRead More →

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Explained

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal aid program that provides financial assistance and resources to seniors and those with disabilities. SSI is run by the Social Security Administration. Supplemental Security Income is income-based and delivered as needed depending on the individual and their circumstances.  How Does SSI Work? Supplement Security Income requires an applicationRead More →

How Is Dementia Fatal — And Why?

An increasing leading cause of death among the elderly today is dementia. Dementia is a group of brain degenerative diseases that cause memory and thought impairment. There are different types of dementia that can affect people at various stages throughout old age. Although there is no specific known cause of dementia, many times it resultsRead More →

10 Best Knee Strengthening Exercises for Seniors

One of the most common ailments during aging has to do with joint and knee pain. Since the knees support everyday physical functioning, it’s important to keep them healthy and mobile. Basic tasks such as walking, sitting, and supporting smaller physical movements depend on the mobility of the knees and legs. Depending on the lifestyle ofRead More →

How to Pay for Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, or Home Care

After the arduous decision-making process of picking out a long-term care option, next comes the question, “How will we pay for this?” Each care option has its own set of rules on what payments are accepted or not accepted, and it can be confusing navigating the options. We want to make the process easier forRead More →