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Hearing Loss Poses Unexpected Health Risks

According to a 10-year study by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), hearing loss has been linked to a variety of health risks. The risks include a 50% greater risk of dementia, a 40% greater risk of developing…

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Inter-Generational Living Beneficial to the Aging Process

The aging experience is changing because of the new inter-generational community living models. Dubbed “new urbanism” it is the belief that a living environment with high standards can have a positive effect on the quality of life, local economy, and…

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Older Americans are Experiencing Higher Levels of Bankruptcy

Many retired and older Americans are filing for bankruptcy at higher rates than ever before. While medical advances are keeping seniors alive longer, the associated healthcare costs in the quest for longevity are being off-loaded onto the older individual at…

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How Sleep Patterns Change as We Age

We often hear - “I did not sleep well at all last night” from family or friends. Or perhaps "I kept waking up with my mind racing and couldn't fall back to sleep." Sleep patterns tend to change, and that…

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Changes in Hospital Care for the Elderly

According to an article in Kaiser Health News, a hospital stay can be detrimental to some elderly patients. Even if they recover from the illness or injury that required them to be admitted, many elderly patients deteriorate mentally and/or physically…

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Geriatric Care Managers Highly Needed

A professional geriatric care manager treat an elderly person’s health condition rather than being responsive to a given age group. The truth is aging is a complex, highly individualized process, and a geriatric care manager (GCM) may be appropriate at…

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