How to Fight the Social Isolation of Coronavirus

April 20, 2020By Rachel ClarkHealthy Living, LifeStyle & Activities, Senior Care, Wellness

A recent scientific report elevates social isolation and loneliness to the level of health problems, associating them with a significantly increased risk for early death from all causes. Of course, social isolation and loneliness can become more common with age. And the arrival of the novel coronavirus will almost certainly make the problem worse. Public officials … Read More

Alzheimer’s: an Easier and Cheaper Way to Diagnose

March 16, 2020By Rachel ClarkAlzheimer's, Dementia, Healthy Living, Memory Support, Senior Care, Wellness

A simple blood test might soon be all that’s needed to confirm Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia. University of California scientists recently analyzed the blood test administered to more than 300 patients. Their conclusion: Such a test may be available in less than half a decade. “This test could eventually be deployed in a primary … Read More

National Nutrition Month: Eat Right, Bite by Bite!

March 2, 2020By Rachel ClarkEdenHill, Healthy Living, Senior Care, Wellness

Each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month®. As part of their campaign, they invite the public to focus on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. National Nutrition Month 2020 is themed “Eat Right, Bite by Bite” and the overall message is that quality nutrition … Read More

Dementia: Drug that Quells Brain Inflammation Reverses Disease

January 2, 2020By Rachel ClarkAlzheimer's, Dementia, LifeStyle & Activities, Medicare, Memory Cafe, Memory Support, Senior Care, Wellness

A new study shows that drugs that tamp down inflammation in the brain could slow or even reverse the cognitive decline that comes with age. In a publication appearing in the journal Science Translational Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, and Ben-Gurion University scientists report that senile mice given one such drug had fewer signs of brain … Read More

When Should I Consider Assisted Living?

December 19, 2019By Rachel ClarkAssisted Living, Caregiving, Senior Care

Terms related to Retirement Living can often be confusing.  What’s the difference between Independent Living and Assisted Living?  How do you know which level of care is most appropriate? Independent Living is just that – folks live independently. They are responsible for taking their own medications. They are active in their communities, often driving themselves. … Read More

Alzheimer’s: Scientists Discover Critical Time Window to Halt Disease

November 14, 2019By Rachel ClarkAlzheimer's, Assisted Living, Caregiver, Caregiving, Dementia, EdenHill, Memory Cafe, Memory Support, Nursing, Senior Care, Skilled Nursing

In a new study, researchers have made a big development in understanding how Alzheimer’s disease spreads through the brain. They discovered a critical period of time where medical intervention could halt its onset. The research was conducted by a team at the University of Southampton. A hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease is the accumulation of tau … Read More

Senior Safety Checklist

July 8, 2019By Suzanne TannerCaregiving, Healthy Living, Senior Care

Senior Safety Checklist It is important to evaluate the living conditions of seniors who live independently on a regular basis. An environment that was fine just a month ago may now pose a problem. Assess the home with your loved one’s diminishing abilities and special requirements in mind to make sure they are in safe … Read More