Please join us for a free and informative panel of senior care industry professionals, covering a range of issues of interest to many adult children of aging parents — Thursday September 29th at Cabot Park Village, a Senior Living community in Newtonville, from 6:45pm to 8:30pm. A light dinner will be served. The program – Learn how to help your parents make the best choices NOW and in the future – will feature a panel answering questions on topics including elder law and estate planning, home care services, navigating family dynamics, evaluating senior living options, and other areas of senior care that families often want to better understand. The session will be interactive and is intended to provide a forum for people with questions pertaining to aging parents and resources available.
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Recent studies show that loneliness has detrimental effects on the health of seniors — there’s mounting evidence linking loneliness to physical illness and to functional and cognitive decline. While Independent & Assisted Living Communities may not be appropriate for all seniors, they can be beneficial to some because of the activities and socialization they offer, countering isolation and loneliness experienced by many older adults.
For more information about recent research, see this New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/06/health/lonliness-aging-health-effects.html?smid=li-share&_r=0
Gene Wilder passed away last week at the age of 83, and according to his obituary, he died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. While most people know that Alzheimer’s causes memory loss, not everyone understands that in the later stages of the disease, balance and coordination as well as autonomic functions like heart rate, breathing, digestion and sleep cycles are severely affected.
A great reminder of the importance of providing support to family caregivers … “Perhaps the best antidote to burnout, many experts say, is building a team, rather than handling everything yourself.”