Too Old to Exercise?

In October, researchers from the University of California Irvine showed that being in poor physical condition raises the risk of dementia in people over age 90. They found that seniors who have trouble walking, standing and balancing are more likely to develop dementia. The study authors speculated, however, that the risk might be reversible. Gerontologists […]

Tips for Buying Long-Term Care Insurance

Information from Kaiser Health News on the complicated topic of long-term care insurance. The question of whether to get long-term care (LTC) insurance bedevils consumers and their advisers. Unlike medical insurance, it is intended primarily to cover people who need assistance with so-called activities of daily living—for example, the care of a dementia patient or […]

Give Your Loved One’s Home a Safety Makeover

Are you making plans to get together with family this winter? Eldercare specialists know that this is the time of year when families often notice that their senior relatives are struggling to be safe and comfortable at home. Perhaps an older loved one can no longer handle home maintenance, or has suffered an injury from […]