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New Research on Alzheimer’s Treatment

For decades, scientists have tried—without success—to isolate a cure for Alzheimer’s dementia, an illness that affects 5.8 million Americans, based on a 2019 report from the Alzheimer’s Association. […]

4 Out-of-the-Box Hobbies for Seniors

Based on the results of a 2016 study published in the Journal of Epidemiology, when older adults pursue hobbies on a consistent basis, they can reap a number of benefits such as an increased life expectancy, cognitive function, independent mobility, [...]

When to Ask for Help with Dementia Care

Caring for someone with dementia is challenging, but should not be overwhelming. Whether caring for a loved one or working as a care professional, learning the basics of each stage is crucial to success. Educating yourself can guide your expectations [...]

Change Up Your Wellness Routine this Fall

The crisper air that we feel in our Lowcountry presents the perfect opportunity to switch up a wellness routine or take up new hobbies. If you’re bored with your current health and wellness plan or just need a change of [...]

What is Sundowning? (Plus 10 Tips for Coping)

What is Sundowning? Sundowning, or sundowners syndrome, is a common symptom of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The syndrome is not a disease in itself, but rather a pattern of behavior that occurs at a specific time of day. […]

Perfect Volunteer Opportunities for Retirees

Image Credit: Beaufort History Museum Volunteering is a popular pastime for retired individuals. According to a Merrill Lynch study, retired people work 45 percent of hours volunteered in the U.S., even though they only represent 31 percent of the adult [...]

Pets in Assisted Living Communities

Pet ownership has several proven benefits for people of all ages, including physical, mental, and emotional aspects. As adults age, the companionship of a pet can continue to improve their overall health and quality of life. Just because a senior [...]

Avoiding Caregiver Burnout: When to Ask for Help

With approximately 43.5 million people providing unpaid care in the last 12 months, caregiver burnout is becoming a more common occurrence. Taking care of a loved one can be a time-consuming experience with little to no downtime. This tends to [...]

The Benefits of Community for Solo Agers

A recent Forbes article highlighted the new image of the solo ager, and how the senior housing industry is adapting along with this generation. However, as we evolve in society, with baby boomers coming into retirement age, our perceptions shift [...]

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