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The Importance of Socialization in Seniors

February 13, 2020

When you think of relationships important to you, who do you think of? Many people would think of their partner or children, their best friends, or work colleagues. These connections with people who encourage and support us are crucial to our emotional health and overall wellbeing. Unfortunately, seniors can find themselves living without friendships and relationships as they enter their older adult years. Without peer support networks and meaningful relationships, seniors can feel lonely, depressed ...

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Prescriptions for Dementia

January 13, 2020

The World Health Organization reports that more than 50 million people live with dementia worldwide. Even more staggering is the estimation that 10 million new diagnoses are made each year. Dementia, unfortunately, continues to have increased rates of diagnosis and incidence due to a rise in older adults throughout the globe. While dementia, like Alzheimer’s Disease, does not have a cure, certain medications can slow the disease process down or help to combat health ...

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Sleep Disruptions Linked to Health Problems

December 11, 2019

The days may be shorter right now, but darker evenings do not necessarily mean sleep comes more easily. The Centers for Disease Control report that nearly ⅓ of adults report they get less than the recommended seven or more hours each night. While it may seem like sleep is a luxury, getting enough rest can make or break your overall health. Adults over the age of 60 are especially vulnerable to physical and emotional health ...

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Wisconsin Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits

November 19, 2019

The U.S. Veterans Administration estimates the number of Veterans older than 65 number more than 12 million. More than half the number of Veterans that call Wisconsin home are over the age of 65. However, it can be challenging for these Wisconsin Vets to find the assistance and care they require as they grow older. In fact, many Wisconsin Veterans are not aware of the Aid and Attendance benefit, a program designed to provide ...

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Testing for Alzheimer’s Disease

October 14, 2019

The Alzheimer’s Association reports that 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease. It is estimated that by the year 2050, the number will nearly triple to a projected 14 million. It is no wonder the healthcare profession views Alzheimer’s Disease as a crisis and one that is not able to be cured by medications or other interventions. Fortunately, the Alzheimer’s Association and other organizations are pouring money into research ...

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Dementia Vs. Delirium

September 13, 2019

As you age, you can become more vulnerable to specific diseases or conditions. For example, older adults are more likely to have glaucoma or arthritis. Age also increases the chance for older adults to get dementia. However, not every senior who experiences memory deficits could be living with dementia. Dementia and delirium can present similarly, especially for loved ones who are not available to check in on their aging parents daily. However, the two conditions ...

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To Pay for Assisted Living, Take Control

July 25, 2019

When it comes to assisted living, we can have choice in how we live and where we live. Check out my recent blog for details.

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Understanding Nursing Homes and Assisted Living

July 25, 2019

It's important to understand every aspect of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Check out my recent blog for details.

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What Nobody Tells You About Paying for Assisted Living

March 20, 2018

Author: Lauren O’Desky, CSA When it is time to consider assisted living, we may not have any choice in what our physical or cognitive limitations are, but with knowledge and planning, we can have choices in how we live and where we live. This seems pretty obvious, but what you don’t know about paying for in-home care or assisted living now, could affect you down the road. No two assisted living communities are ...

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It’s Not Just About the Chandelier

March 20, 2018

Author: Lauren O’Desky, CSADid you know there are over five hundred senior communities in the metro Milwaukee area alone?Looking for the “right” community is daunting, as no two are alike. It’s hard to match apples to apples when communities have different cultures, amenities, and care philosophies.When selecting a community, touring, talking to the staff, mingling with residents, and sitting and observing your surroundings are really important.The amenities and offerings visible ...

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