January 3, 2024

Why Holidays Are So Important to Seniors

The holiday season is here, and the spirit of joy and togetherness fills the air. For seniors, these festive times hold profound significance beyond just celebrating […]
January 3, 2024

Why Balance Exercises Are Important for Seniors

Balancing as we walk might seem like second nature, but it’s easy to forget that we all had to learn to walk and, balance as children. […]
October 13, 2023

How Menopause Can Change Your Brain

Menopause is a process that marks the end of the female reproductive years. While menopause is commonly associated with physical symptoms like hot flashes, menopause also […]
September 22, 2023

The Real Problem of Senior Suicide

While seniors make up 12% of the population of the United States, they account for a whopping 18% of suicide deaths—and many experts think that number […]
August 17, 2023

The Importance of Preventative Eye Care As We Age

As we all get older, it is completely normal to notice changes in your body – including your vision. Whether it is the gradual loss of […]
July 11, 2023

The 4 Best Memory Games for Seniors

While we cover the importance of physical exercise in the second half of this newsletter, we are starting with a focus on another type of exercise […]
June 13, 2023

June National Holidays to Celebrate with the Senior Citizen in Your Life

June is the start of summer, and there are plenty of holidays to look forward to. While you might be thinking about the most popular ones, […]
May 11, 2023
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Scams on the Rise Targeting Seniors

According to a recent report from AARP, scams targeting seniors have more than doubled since 2020. Some of this is due to the changes that the […]
April 13, 2023

Nutrition for Your Brain

There are many risk factors for dementia and memory loss that we cannot control, including our genes. However, there are some things that we do have […]
February 7, 2023

4 Simple Senior Dating Tips

February is the most romantic month of the year, and it’s a great time to start exploring the dating scene again. Whether you’re looking to meet […]
January 13, 2023

How to Notice Signs of Functional Decline in Seniors

Many of us used the recent holidays as an opportunity to connect with friends and family and catch up. However, while you were enjoying time with […]
December 15, 2022

Enjoy Great Holiday Conversation With These Tips

When your loved one has dementia, it can make even joyful and exciting parts of the year a little nerve-wracking. After all, you want to make […]
November 4, 2022

4 Tips for Celebrating the Holidays with Seniors in Assisted Living

The holiday season is often referred to as ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, but for many seniors and older adults, it feels like the […]
September 1, 2022

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is Coming! October 15 – December 7th, 2022

While Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period might seem far away, it’s right around the corner! October 15th – December 7th, 2022 is  your opportunity to review your […]
August 2, 2022
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The Signs of Loneliness in Older Adults

When many of us think about mental health concerns, our first thoughts are anxiety and depression. However, there are many other conditions and feelings that can […]
July 5, 2022

Hospice vs. Palliative Care: What Are the Differences?

As we age, sometimes the level of care that we require can change. Two of the most frequently misunderstood care options approaching the end of life […]
June 1, 2022

Understanding Early Onset Alzheimer’s

Most people think that Alzheimer’s is a disease that only affects seniors and retired adults. However, early onset Alzheimer’s is a frequently misdiagnosed condition that impacts […]
May 13, 2022

Supporting Your Loved One Through Cognitive Decline

An estimated 5.8 million Americans who are over the age of 65 are living with some form of dementia or memory loss, and that number is […]
April 6, 2022

There Are Plenty of Ways to Celebrate This Spring!

April is one of the most fun months of the year, as the chill of winter is leaving us behind and the warmth of sunny spring […]
March 2, 2022

The Differences Between Assisted Living and Home Care

Every child wants to make sure that their parents have the most comfortable lives possible, and it can be challenging to know what to do when […]
February 1, 2022

Does Love Change as You Age?

Love is one of the most remarkable things that all of us have the privilege of experiencing in some form throughout our lives. Whether it’s the […]
January 6, 2022

Managing Your Loved One’s Money: What Caretakers and Children Should Know

Many adults find themselves in a position where they need to manage the finances of their parents or other senior loved ones. When age, dementia, memory […]
December 2, 2021

Dealing with Social Isolation During the Holiday Season

The holiday season can be exciting and a highlight of the year, but it can also be challenging and lonely for many seniors and caregivers. 43% […]
November 4, 2021

Why Knowing Your Family Health History Is So Important (And How to Track It!)

Many of us know that we can take charge of our health and manage our risk for conditions and diseases through getting enough exercise, maintaining a […]
October 7, 2021

Grey Divorce Rates Continue to Rise

Divorce rates across the board have been going up, as couples who have spent the stressful pandemic together start to part ways. However, they are rising […]
September 2, 2021

How to Talk about Suicide with Your Senior Loved Ones

When you hear a news story about suicide, it typically focuses on younger adults and the tragic deaths of teenagers. However, many people ignore the fact […]
August 10, 2021
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How to Talk About the End of Life

One of the most challenging conversations that many of us will have throughout our lives is the one about the end of our lives. While this […]
July 6, 2021

The Eye Health Warning Signs Seniors Need to Know

Cataracts and retinal tears are two of the most pressing eye concerns facing many seniors. While cataracts develop over a longer period of time, retinal tears […]
June 3, 2021

The Best Vitamins, Supplements and Lifestyle Remedies for Anxiety

The most common mental health disorder in America is anxiety, and over 40 million adults are impacted by them every year. That number is expected to […]
May 6, 2021

The Importance of Pre-Arranged Funerals

Many adults have estate plans in place to make things easier for their families, but does yours include things beyond the traditional trust or will? Pre-arranged […]
April 1, 2021

What Every Caretaker and Senior Should Know About Lewy Body Dementia

When many people hear that a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, they assume that the underlying condition is Alzheimer’s disease. In reality, there are […]
March 4, 2021

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

In today’s world, it’s increasingly common to find grandparents who have assumed responsibility for raising a grandchild or grandchildren. For seniors already on a tight budget, […]
February 4, 2021

How a Romantic Relationship can Improve Mental Health in the Elderly

Relationships, both platonic and romantic, are essential for adults of every age. The theory of interpersonal neurobiology is dedicated to exploring how the relationships that we […]
December 8, 2020

Pay Attention to Your Parents’ Driving this Holiday Season

When you haven’t seen your parents in a while, as is all too common right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it might take you by […]
November 5, 2020
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Learning to Fall the Right Way

One in four Americans over the age of 65 falls every year. While some of these falls do not result in lasting damage, falls are the […]
October 15, 2020

The Power of the Older Voter!

2020 is a milestone year for voting, as it represents 100 years since women were granted the right to vote. Since the signing of the 19th Amendment, […]
August 6, 2020
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Know Your Options: Five Wishes or Medical Power of Attorney

Many seniors find themselves completing estate planning documents including a will, financial power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney and living will. Unfortunately, some are not […]
July 9, 2020
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Living Proud in Assisted Living

Seniors throughout the country celebrated Pride Month in June, and assisted living communities and senior care centers throughout the country celebrated alongside them. As a generation […]
June 10, 2020
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The Differences Between Assisted Living and Nursing Homes

While some people use the terms assisted living facilities and nursing homes interchangeably, there are key differences between the two. This is particularly important in the […]
May 7, 2020
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Making Mother’s Day Special During Social Distancing

This Mother’s Day won’t look like any that we have experienced before, as we are asked to socially distance ourselves, not visit people that we don’t […]
April 3, 2020
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Coping Together: Surviving Isolation When You’re Caring for Someone with Dementia or Alzheimer’s

We are all experiencing something never seen before in our lifetimes, and it has left many of us feeling confused and overwhelmed. Things are particularly challenging […]
March 11, 2020
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How Our Nutrition Needs Change As We Age

As we grow older, eating healthy becomes even more critical to our health and well-being. Aging is inevitable, but we do have control over our nutritional […]
February 6, 2020

The Pros and Cons of Marrying Later in Life

The heart wants what it wants, and our hearts don’t lose their capacity to love as they age. However, if you find love later in life, […]
December 6, 2019
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The Benefits of Working with a Local Certified Senior Advisor

When looking for the right senior living solution for a loved one needing assisted living, memory care or independent living, it is critical to work with […]
November 7, 2019

Ten Warning Signs of Dementia

As more brain researchers are finding that subjective cognitive complaints may be the earliest sign of Alzheimer’s disease, how can you tell the difference between normal […]
October 8, 2019

Keeping Your Senior Safe with New and Innovative Technology

Technology has been changing the world as we know it for decades now, and the newest batch of releases aim to help senior citizens stay safe […]
September 12, 2019

What You Need to Know About Medicare Open Enrollment

The annual Medicare open enrollment period will be opening shortly, which means that now is the time to prepare yourself for the changes on the horizon […]
August 7, 2019

Understanding the Signs of Prostate Cancer Everyone Should Know

Get prepared now for September, which is Prostate Cancer Awareness month. Make your doctor’s appointment now, as it takes several weeks. Did you know that prostate […]
July 9, 2019

The Growth of Homelessness in the Baby Boomer Generation

When you think about retirement, do you dream of sunny skies and the time to do all of the things you didn’t have time for while […]
June 6, 2019

Maximizing Health for Elderly Men

June is Men’s Health Month Did you know that women are 100% more likely to visit their primary care doctor for annual physicals and preventative services […]
May 2, 2019

The Importance of Annual Eye Exams

Many elders and older adults underestimate the importance of annual eye exams as part of their preventative healthcare. If the prescription on a pair of glasses […]
April 4, 2019

Is This How You Want To Die?

Watch the videos below to learn about the importance of having end of life directives. Advance Directives are never something adults of any age want to […]
March 7, 2019

Signs of Improper Nutrition in an Elderly Loved One

It can be difficult for older adults to get adequate nutrition, particularly if they are struggling with health challenges or taking medications that might suppress their […]
February 7, 2019
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Helping Your Loved One Through Valentine’s Day After a Loss

While Valentine’s Day is a joyous time of year for couples, it can be bittersweet and lonely for seniors who are still mourning a loss. Many […]
January 9, 2019

The New Year’s Resolutions Every Adult Should Make

The new year presents all of us with a chance to do better, prepare for the future and reaffirm our commitments. It’s also the perfect time […]
December 7, 2018

Who will take care of YOU? – The Future of Family Caregiving

Today, the majority of long-term services and supports are done by family members, like a spouse or a son/daughter. However, one new study of caregiver populations […]
November 5, 2018
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The Holiday Crisis

Are you going home for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah or another holiday? Whether you live across town, out of state or out of the country, the holidays […]
October 4, 2018

The Rise of Elder Suicide

While elder suicides might not get as much attention as suicide in other demographics, adults 85 and older have the highest rate of suicide among adults. Seniors […]
September 6, 2018

Going It Alone: Solo Aging

When a senior is living alone and far away from children, close relatives and friends, it can be difficult to face the future. Cultivating strong social […]
August 2, 2018

Seniors, How Does Your Garden Grow?

Many seniors have a green thumb and enjoy spending time nurturing houseplants or tending a vegetable garden. However, new research points to a strong link between […]
July 5, 2018

Know How to Check Eligibility for Senior Programs

Are you unsure of how you can get help understanding your loved one’s eligibility for senior housing, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program eligibility, post-retirement employment and more? […]
June 7, 2018

Keeping Your Elderly Loved Ones Safe at Home

The home that your elderly parent has occupied for decades is now quieter, calmer and emptier than ever before. While that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, […]
May 8, 2018

Don’t Let Stigma Stop You from Getting Help

A recent study by the Alzheimer’s Association found that the stigma around Alzheimer’s disease discourages adults from educating themselves about risk factors, seeking treatment and joining […]
April 12, 2018

Know the Signs of Elder Abuse

In the United States, there are over 500,000 reports of elder abuse every year. Millions of additional cases go unreported. The National Center on Elder Abuse […]
March 7, 2018

Potential New Developments in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently proposed standards that would allow pharmaceutical companies to test treatments for Alzheimer’s before patients show any outward signs of […]
February 5, 2018

Love Blossoms at Any Age

Assisted living facilities aren’t just wonderful places to spend time with other seniors and get quality care. They are also places to find love. In many […]
January 10, 2018

Transitioning to an Assisted Living Facility

One of the biggest transitions that many older adults face is the move to an assisted living facility and lifestyle. Leaving their own home or a […]
December 8, 2017

Beating the Holiday Blues

The holidays can be very difficult for seniors, especially those dealing with health difficulties, loss and the increased pressures surrounding the season. Dealing with Sadness During […]
November 3, 2017

Dementia: Is It Better to Stay in Their Reality?

Many adults with Alzheimer’s and dementia struggle to reconcile their current reality with the reality that is in their head. They will often regale anyone around […]
October 6, 2017

Medicare Myths, Busted!

Medicare, like many types of health insurance and coverage, can be incredibly confusing. Today we are busting some of the most common Medicare myths.
September 7, 2017

Talking About Falls with Aging Loved Ones

Falling is a major medical concern for older adults. Among seniors in the United States, falls are the number one cause of death (resulting in, on average, one fatality every nineteen minutes) and of non-fatal injury that requires hospitalization (resulting in an emergency room visit every eleven seconds).
August 3, 2017

Advice for Tough Conversations with Aging Loved Ones

Many seniors are hesitant to move from their homes, where they may have lived independently for decades, to assisted living centers. When you have the difficult conversations on this topic, communicate clearly while respecting your loved one’s thoughts and feelings.
July 6, 2017

Hospital Admission or Observation?

When you go to the hospital and have to stay overnight, you assume you've been admitted to the hospital. But, depending on your health care needs, you may only be "under observation" as an outpatient.
June 1, 2017

Home Renovations for Aging in Place

Many seniors have lived in their homes for decades. They’re comfortable, used to their surroundings and prefer to stay in an area with which they're familiar.
May 4, 2017

Why Stay Local? The Benefits of Working with a Local Assisted Living Placement Company

Are you considering senior housing options for a loved one? This can be a complex, confusing and emotional process – but it doesn’t have to be.
January 10, 2017

What Questions To Ask When Looking At Your Parents’ Finances

If your aging parents were to fall ill or otherwise rendered incapable of handling their own finances, would you be prepared to take the wheel? It’s a difficult subject to think about, and an even tougher discussion to have.
December 13, 2016

Do You Know the Difference between Medicaid and Medicare?

Muddling through a tricky web of regulations, inter-agency programs, and paperwork is enough to drive a person crazy, which is why we’re setting out to clearly explain two of the most commonly confused programs for which you or your loved ones may be eligible: Medicaid and Medicare.
November 12, 2016

Elderly Care During the Holidays

The holidays are approaching rapidly, and with them we anticipate feelings of joy, gratitude and time spent with family and friends. Unfortunately, for an alarmingly large number of Americans, the holidays may also signal a time of loneliness and despair.
October 4, 2016

The Hidden Dangers of Polypharmacy & UTI’s

Polypharmacy is defined as the simultaneous use of multiple drugs, and is becoming an alarmingly common practice among the elderly. With a specialist to treat each condition of the body, it’s easy to understand how patients end up with multiple prescriptions, on top of over the counter drugs and daily supplements.
September 21, 2016

Medicare Open Enrollment Starts in October

Medicare Open Enrollment is rapidly approaching, meaning it’s time once again to review your current coverage or enroll in a plan for 2017. Whether or not you intend to make any changes this year, it’s important to take this time to review your circumstances, take note of any changes made to your plan, and determine whether the coverage you’ve selected is still the best option for you.
August 12, 2016

Deciphering Senior Living Options

It is truly a blessing of the times that there is such an array of services today that are affordable to provide seniors options for living in communities that meet their individual medical care needs, personal interests, financial budget, and location preferences.
July 20, 2016

The VA Aid & Attendance and Eligibility

At Senior Care Lifestyles LLC, we take education and sharing of knowledge seriously. We provide information, resources, and guidance to seniors and their families on understanding what is available to them, care options, costs and financial eligibility for additional income and assistance.
June 16, 2016

Three Early Signs of Dementia

As more research is conducted on the brain, we learn that subjective cognitive complaints can be the earliest indicator of Alzheimer's disease. However, recognizing the difference between general age related memory issues and dementia can be difficult.
May 6, 2016

Protecting Seniors from Scams, Identity Theft and More

Seniors are an especially vulnerable part of the population when it comes to identity theft. Overall, they tend to be less aware of the trends scam artists are trying, have an increased likelihood of using postal mail, and are more trusting of strangers than other generations, making it easier to steal their identity.