“In sickness and in health, until death do us part;” words recited with the expectation of a life-long happy marriage and a golden retirement. One day an unwelcome visitor, Alzheimer’s disease, shows up at the front door. We live with a spouse who has no recollection that we were once a young, active, married couple. Our spouse has becomes a person, much like a child, for whom we provide care. We wake in the morning
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that each year in the US, nearly one-third of people aged 65 and older experience a fall. One out of 10 falls in this age group result in an injury requiring hospitalization. Be proactive in your quest for maintaining independence. Here are some tips to reduce your chances of falling. Don’t multitask while walking. This interferes with your ability to notice that you are about to fall.
Assisted Living is big business. Senior care communities are expanding rapidly in response to our aging population. Baby boomers, people born between 1945 and 1964 now represent 25% of the total population. Seniors have more choices than ever for care options. One alternative that some families are unaware of is a group home. A group home is a single family home, licensed by the State of Colorado to offer assisted living services. This option is