8 Long-Term Health Benefits of Volunteering

April 1, 2019By Terry JacksonVolunteer

April is Volunteer appreciation month. If you’re already volunteering, here’s to you! The impact of volunteerism can be felt in communities of all shapes and sizes. Wherever it occurs, volunteering exists to help others. But volunteerism’s best-kept secret is this: it’s good for you, too. Why should you be eager to volunteer? 1. Volunteering boosts … Read More

Financial elder fraud reports are rampant; amount reaches $1.7 billion

March 13, 2019By Terry JacksonLifeStyle & Activities, Technology

The number of reports of financial fraud against older adults has quadrupled since 2013, with 63,500 filed reports describing more than $1.7 billion in actual losses or attempted thefts in 2017, according to a report released Wednesday by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The report’s statistics are based on suspicious activity reports filed with the federal … Read More

Alzheimer’s Awareness Bill Proposed in Texas Legislature

March 5, 2019By Terry JacksonAlzheimer's, Memory Support

On Friday, February 22, District 25 State Senator Donna Campbell filed Senate Bill 999, the Alzheimer’s Awareness and Resource for Care Act.  The bill creates a comprehensive state plan to address care, diagnosis and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. “Alzheimer’s Disease is one of the most serious public health crises facing our aging population”, she said … Read More

UT Southwestern Medical Center Researchers Discover Alzheimer’s Vaccine, Hope To Test In Humans Soon

February 7, 2019By Terry JacksonAlzheimer's, Memory Support

Researchers at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center reported Tuesday that they have developed a vaccine that could arm the body to attack Alzheimer’s plaques and tangles before they even start to shut down the brain. They hope to begin testing the vaccines in humans soon. Their new vaccine for the first time has targeted both … Read More

Rightsizing: Where to Start

February 5, 2019By Terry JacksonCaregiving, Retirement Living

When you’ve made the decision to transition to a senior living community, it may feel like you’re downsizing your life. At EdenHill Communities, we feel that our residents aren’t giving up anything when they move onto our campus; rather, we prefer to say they’re “rightsizing” their lives. While moving into a senior living community is … Read More