Posts Tagged ‘aging’

Why Assisted Living Is the Right Choice

Most of us, if given the choice, would rather stay in our own homes, surrounded by everything familiar, all the way until the end of our lives. The reality, though, is that most Americans will end up needed some kind of long-term care or assistance. For many of them, assisted living is the best solution.…

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Hair Loss In Elders

man with hair loss

For many, one of the not so enjoyable experiences of aging is losing hair. While hair loss in elders is a normal part of getting older, many people would like to retain their hair despite their age. Involutional Alopecia The official term for hair loss is alopecia. There are many forms of hair loss. When…

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Exploring the Female Advantage

The female advantage — that is, the tendency of women to outlive their male counterparts — has been long viewed as an established scientific fact. Data today shows that a newborn baby girl’s life expectancy in the US is slightly more than 80 years, while a newborn boy’s hovers at about 76 years. The question…

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When You Need to Parent Your Parent

You’ll feel a range of emotions when your elderly parents become dependent on you. Compassion, concern, resentment, and guilt chase each other in a never-ending cycle as you do your best for the man or woman who brought you into this world and raised you. Many adults who care for their elderly parents feel they’ve…

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7 Downsizing Tips for Seniors

How do you pack up a lifetime? If you’re planning a move to Bridgeway Senior Living in the near future, you’re probably overwhelmed by everything you need to do. Contacting real estate agents to sell your home, sorting and packing your belongings, scheduling movers… the tasks just never end. Downsizing to a smaller home or…

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Are You at Risk of Dementia?

To continue our coverage of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, let’s talk about some of the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. While the most important factor—old age—is not avoidable, there are other factors associated with dementia that you can change. It’s never too late to start taking care of your brain health, so let’s…

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June: Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Bridgeway Senior Living joins The Alzheimer’s Association in raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and brain health. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and it’s become more and more common over the years. An estimated 5.7 million Americans have the disease, costing billions of dollars. Alzheimer’s is rapidly topping the list of fatal diseases,…

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5 Warning Signs Your Parents Can’t Live Alone Anymore

With all the talk about National Skilled Nursing Care, you might be wondering how to know when it’s time for the transition to a long-term care facility. If your parents live alone, you probably worry about them constantly. You visit them and make sure they have what they need, but it’s nerve-wracking to know they’re…

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It’s Our Month!

It’s time to celebrate us—the older Americans! Every May, the U.S. Administration on Aging celebrates Older Americans Month. The theme chosen by the AoA for this year’s Older Americans Month is “Engage at Every Age.” At Bridgeway Senior Living, we know that means you’re never too old to for new, enriching experiences. Our robust retirement community…

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Is a Continuum of Care Community Right for You?

Many active seniors want to live independently and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. But the cost of maintaining a house, condo, or apartment may be crippling for some seniors. Association fees, lawn care, housekeeping, and cooking place a financial and physical burden on many seniors. Social isolation is also a…

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