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Tag Archives: Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)

Senior Living Insurance: How Americans Feel About Living Longer

Senior Living Insurance: How Americans Feel About Living LongerSenior Living Insurance: How Americans Feel About Living Longer

Recently, in a New York City laboratory, scientists working with mice tinkers with a protein in a tiny part of their brains called the hypothalamus that is thought to control the aging process. Researchers say that this should allow the mice to outlive their peers by the human equivalent of 20 years! In addition, they should be able to recall maze patterns faster, and their muscles and tendons will be stronger.

The implications..


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Senior Living Insurance: Reading Slows Mental Decline

Senior Living Insurance Reading Slows Mental DeclineSenior Living Insurance: Reading Slows Mental Decline

An inevitable part of the aging process for many individuals is cognitive decline. Some are dismissed as a normal progression of the aging process. In other instances, it can be a sign of Alzheimer’s. Several studies have found that people who report memory loss often years before an Alzheimer diagnosis is made.

A great deal of Alzheimer’s research is focused on not only treatments, but on preventing the onset of Alzheimer’s and other variations of memory loss. Neurology, the medical..


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Nursing Homes: Preventing Falls & Injuries

Nursing Homes Preventing Falls & InjuriesNursing Homes: Preventing Falls & Injuries

Senior living centers include a wide variety of options, from nursing homes to independent living communities.  However, they all center around providing the best care possible for our aging population that faces unique risks.

For senior living communities, injuries are becoming an increasingly larger problem. Injuries and deaths from falls have spiked in the last decade. In 2005, the latest data available, the government recorded over 19,000 deaths from fall-caused injuries. Three-fourths were people 65 and..


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