cognitive decline

Cognitive Decline: What Is Normal? What Is a Warning Sign?

According to the CDC, around 16 million people in the United States are living with cognitive impairment. Individuals with cognitive impairment have trouble remembering, learning new things, concentrating, or making decisions that affect their everyday life. The severity varies widely, and can progress to the point where an aging person is unable to live independently.…

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celebration

Summer Fun for Aging Adults

Summer is a time for celebration, vacation, and fun in the sun. Next week, we’ll celebrate Independence Day with parties, barbecues, swimming and fireworks. Often, aging persons find themselves staying at home or limiting activities due to health problems or other issues related to aging. Social activity is beneficial, however, and should not be neglected.…

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Beat the Heat

June has arrived; and though summer officially begins in about three weeks, the time for outdoor activities and vacations is here. Here in the Midwest, extreme heat could arrive any day, bringing with it danger for aging individuals. According to the CDC, persons older than 65 years of age are more prone to heat stress.…

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