Does the facility offer memory care options? Not all aged care facilities are created alike. Some offer memory care options, while others do not. Independent living facilities, for example, are geared toward older adults who are able to live an active lifestyle. Assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities (also known as nursing homes) may offer memory care options for people with dementia. Before choosing … Continue reading Four Key Questions When Choosing A Residential Care Facility
Sheena Nancy Sarles writes about her new book titled Growing Younger Gracefully. The book is a full-spectrum exploration and curation of simple tips to navigate and celebrate the gift of aging. My intention for writing “Growing Younger Gracefully: Your Guide to Aging with Vitality, Resilience, and Pizzazz” is for you to be inspired to appreciate your gift of aging, and to be motivated to incorporate … Continue reading Growing Younger Gracefully: Your Guide to Aging with Vitality, Resilience, and Pizzazz
In an effort to increase awareness for the first annual National Memory Screening Week held Nov. 1-7, Vicki Tapia, author of Somebody Stole My Iron, has joined with four other authors of books about dementia/Alzheimer’s. This article describes the campaign and presents a brief synopsis of their books. It was the weekend of our family reunion and almost everyone was gathered together at my parent’s … Continue reading Who Are You? Where Am I?
In many developed countries, the aging populations are on the rise and Australia is no exception. Currently, 13% of Australia’s population is over 65 years and this is projected to grow 19-21% by 2031 and 26% by 2051. The experience of aging can range from a positive, fulfilling one to an anxiety filled, negative experience. In Australia, mental health disorders are highly prevalent among the … Continue reading Australia: Integrating Mental Health Services at the Primary Care Level