Take Advantage of Move-In Specials at the New Emerald Oaks Retirement Resort

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There are a lot of senior housing options around San Antonio, but we recommend checking out the new Emerald Oaks Retirement Resort. The resort is opening in June this year and their apartments are renting out fast due to their great demand, not to mention their great move in specials - a new washer and dryer as well as pack-move-unpack up to $1,000! The Emerald … [Read more...]

If Your Loved One is Showing Signs of Dementia, Ask About NPH

If your senior loved one is showing signs of possible dementia, consider having them examined for NPH. ©iStockphoto.com/CREATISTA

There are a number of neurological conditions out there that result in memory loss, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. While public awareness of these two conditions has been growing, one condition is not nearly as well known - normal pressure hydrocephalus, or NPH. If you have a loved one that is showing signs of possible dementia, be sure to ask about … [Read more...]

Help Your Senior Loved One Navigate With Impaired Sensory Ability

When seniors begin experience diminished sensory abilities, they'll need more help than they did in the past. ©iStockphoto.com/lisafx

Our senses are incredibly important to our quality of life, and having any of the senses impaired can make life a lot more dangerous. Because of this and the fact that our senses diminish as we age, it's important that you help your senior loved ones if they have impaired sensory abilities. Some sensory impairments are inherently dangerous. For example, diminishing … [Read more...]

Study Shows That Our Brains Are Best at Different Things at Certain Age Points

Many people believe your brains gets duller over time, but some brain functions actually get sharper with age. ©iStockphoto.com/Eraxion

The brain is an enormously difficult thing to understand. There are a lot of common misconceptions about the brain that many of us hold as truth. For example, odds are that like most people, you think that the brain begins to fail little by little the older we get. This isn't necessarily true, especially now that research has shown us that some of the brain's … [Read more...]

Keep Active Over 60: Your Brain Will Thank You

Staying active has shown to be a great way to promote brain health in seniors. ©iStockphoto.com/IPGGutenbergUKLtd

Once you reach 60, you may feel like exercise isn't something that you really want to bother with. You just want to relax, and exercise seems more like work. However, exercise does much more than just keep you in physical shape - it also helps protect your brain. Recent studies have shown that people who are physically active tend to maintain their motor skills … [Read more...]