In 2009, in honor of the terrorist attacks, the national government declared September 11th a national day of service and remembrance. It is a day to remember not only those who lost their lives but how we came together as a nation to grieve for the victims and support survivors and first responders.
September 23, 2017 is a big day for those of us looking for information about Alzheimer’s disease and options available to us as we age. Please consider joining us for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and the Aging Gracefully Expo in Rapid City, SD!
Do you suffer from constant indigestion or experience symptoms such as heartburn? When this occurs frequently it may be more known as gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD). You are not alone. It is a growing problem and affects nearly 20% of Americans.
Remaining in our home is important to us, but we don’t like to talk about the possibility of developing a disability or needing a home that offers more support such as a nursing home or assisted living. However, avoiding the discussion actually increases our risk of needing to move.
What are flexible elements? Simply the space is designed so that is can be changed with minimal effort and cost. For example, lower cabinets in kitchens can be designed so they can easily be removed to ensure there is enough space to accommodate wheelchair users.
We are interested in protecting ourselves and our loved ones from fraud, scams, and identity theft. It seems to become more difficult with each technological advancement. While technology is a common way criminals search for victims, there are other methods they may try to get our hard earned cash or access to our personal information.
We can benefit from physical activity at any age. Physical fitness decreases our risk of hypertension, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some cancers. Yet, only 30% of people between 45 and 64 years of age, 25% of people between 65 and 74, and only 11% of people over 85 report being physically active.
We should strive for universal design in new construction. Universal design does not increase the cost of home construction in a meaningful way. The R. L. Mace Universal Design Institute describes three types of costs associated with universal design: perceived, transition, and hard or recurring.
Dementia is an umbrella term to refer to cognitive impairment of various types that interfere with a person’s day-to-day function. Researchers project that half of the adults over the age of 85 will be impacted by some form of dementia.
Did you know that your relationship with your doctor can lead to better health? Multiple studies show that having trust in your doctor points to better health outcomes. Developing a strong relationship with a primary doctor we trust is an important part of our overall health.