Monthly Archives: November 2016

Video Games and the Elderly: A Strong Ally for Better Brain Health

It has been a scientific certainty for years now that well-programmed brain training activities help maintain or boost cognitive function in those over 60. Lately, however, the gaming industry has branched off into a category of product that claims to do even more.

The billion-dollar industry offshoot sells gaming titles that claim to push back signs of diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s that cause mental decline in the elderly. If you are concerned for yourself or for a loved one, how much stock should you put in these claims?

What do brain training games for the elderly look like?

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Assisted Living and Your Senior: What You Need to Know Before the Tour

Some fear it; most will never need it; all should know that it is an option. Assisted living means moving from your home to a place where you can be looked after by professional staff. How can you know if it the best option for you or someone you care for, and how do you choose the right place?

Facing the Decision

Most people know if they are reaching the stage in life when they cannot manage alone at home, but it is a hard thing to admit to yourself or to your family. In that respect it is rather like discussing funeral arrangements—it is easier if you research the options and if you talk about it sooner rather than later.

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