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As a pioneer in senior living since 1910 and the only Life Plan Community (Continuing Care Retirement Community) in the New Braunfels area, EdenHill Communities is a thought leader across the full spectrum of aging services. Stay tuned to our blog, a resource providing educational and helpful advice for seniors, family members, and caregivers.

National Blood Donor Month: What you Need to Know

January 10, 2020By Rachel ClarkGIVING, Healthy Living, LifeStyle & Activities, News, Uncategorized, Volunteer, Wellness

According to the American Red Cross, winter is “one of the most difficult times of year to collect enough blood products to meet patient needs.” That’s because of busy holiday schedules, bad weather which leads to canceled blood drives, and other things. Plus, seasonal illnesses such as the flu can cause regular donors miss a … 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

National COPD Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

November 25, 2019By Rachel ClarkEdenHill, Healthy Living, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Wellness

November is National COPD Awareness Month. According to the CDC-Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. It includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COPD makes breathing difficult for the 16 million Americans who have this disease. Millions more people suffer from COPD, but have … 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

Can Playing Games Really Help Older Adults Stay Healthy and Happy? You Bet!

November 7, 2019By Rachel ClarkEdenHill, Healthy Living, LifeStyle & Activities, Wellness

For older adults, games represent so much more than a fun pastime; they offer an array of mental and physical benefits. The biggest perk seniors get from playing games comes from the interactions they have with others. Approximately 20% to 30% of seniors regularly experience isolation and loneliness. Unfortunately, loneliness doesn’t just make seniors feel … Read More

National Physical Therapy Month: What You Need to Know

October 30, 2019By Rachel ClarkLifeStyle & Activities, News, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Wellness

October is National Physical Therapy Month. This month-long event, designated by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), raises public awareness of the many benefits of physical therapy (PT). PT is useful in improving mobility, recovering from injury, managing pain and chronic conditions, and as a supplement or even alternative to pain management with opioids. Who … Read More