As we age, we may lose our ability to remember details and events easily. It can be frustrating, even frightening, when we can’t remember things that are important to us. Often when we think about memory loss, we can’t help but think of Alzheimer’s disease. The risk of Alzheimer’s disease doubles every five years after age 65. While there is no cure for this disease, you can keep your brain healthy by living an active life.  What better way to keep your brain active than with fun and games? Games challenge your problem-solving skills and encourage you to think creatively. They can also provide you with enjoyable social interactions. Engaging our brains is essential at any age, and when we get older, doing so can boost memory and strengthen cognitive skills. Learn more about the benefits of games for seniors. 
You may no longer be able to live as independently as you once did. If you need help completing daily tasks, you may be thinking about long-term care. Whether you are searching for care for yourself or a loved one, one of the most important questions to ask is if you or your loved one want to stay at home.  Many people would rather stay at home than move to an assisted living facility. However, the choice to stay at home may not be your best option depending on your health and care needs. Long-term care is expensive, and you want to choose the option that will be most beneficial to you and your family. Learn more about these types of care and the average costs associated with each one. 
It can be hard to move into assisted living. Your loved one will be moving out of a space they’ve called home. They may be saying goodbye to a place where years of cherished memories were made. Your loved one will also have to let go of many belongings, as they move into their assisted living community.  You can make the transition to assisted living easier by helping your loved one create a space that feels like home. In this blog, we’ve shared some tips for decorating an assisted living apartment. 
Our furry friends can improve our lives in many ways. For seniors moving into assisted living, pets can serve as both loving companions and a source of purpose. Pets encourage routine and daily activity, and they also provide many health benefits. A pet may be just what you or your loved one needs to make their days brighter.   Learn more about how caring for a pet can benefit you or your loved one.
Many changes accompany aging. We may feel weaker, may experience joint pain, and we may notice that our vision and hearing are deteriorating. Our memory also changes as we age. In this blog, we discuss common signs of memory loss, ways to decrease memory loss and provide information on when to see a doctor about Alzheimer's or dementia. 
Whenever you’re the caregiver for an aging senior loved one, the choice to help transition them into assisted living might not come easy. In some cases, your loved one might be ready, and even excited, to make the transition. In other cases, your loved one might be afraid and sad at the idea of leaving their home. Starting a new journey late in life can be difficult for many senior adults, even if it is the best thing for their physical, mental, and social health. Likewise, caregivers who transition begrudging loved ones into assisted living might feel guilt and sadness, often feeling as if they have given up on their loved one. Keep reading to learn more about how to help ease your loved one into assisted living, and dealing with caregiver guilt healthily.

Meditation, also called “mindfulness training”, is the practice of clearing your mind and focusing your breathing. No matter if you are young or old, you might find the idea of shutting off your thoughts to be a bit overwhelming or maybe even a little weird....

With each passing year, your body requires more support and new routines to limit those normal aches and pains of aging. As bone and muscle start to lose their strength, your flexibility and overall joint health are quickly impacted. Without any additional effort, you may find yourself stuck with a limited range of motion and unable to perform daily tasks as you once did.
Are you the sole caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimers or Dementia? You are not alone. The Alzheimer's Association reports that over 16 million people in the United States alone care for someone struggling with memory loss. Caregiving for any elderly loved one presents its trials, but being the sole caregiver of a loved one experiencing memory loss brings forth a whole new set of challenges. As dementia takes away your loved one’s independence, you become their hands, feet, and mind.