Halloween Tips & Tricks for Seniors

Each October, families in communities across the country celebrate Halloween. Costumes, scary decorations, and trick-or-treat are each a part of this night of ghouls and goblins. But for adults with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, the night can present safety challenges. Ghosts, skeletons and zombies are fun Halloween sights for most of us. But scary … Continue reading Halloween Tips & Tricks for Seniors

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Living Wills vs. Power of Attorney

Seniors should make their wishes about medical care known in case they become incapacitated and are unable to communicate due to illness or injury.  No family wants to be left guessing about their loved one's wishes during a medical crisis. A living will is about making your wishes known, whatever those wishes may be. Your … Continue reading Living Wills vs. Power of Attorney

Breast Cancer and Seniors

When detected early, breast cancer is treated successfully 98% of the time. Researchers continue to make impressive gains in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer. For example, according to the Mayo Clinic, the radical mastectomy, once a standard procedure for women with breast cancer, is now rarely performed. However, breast cancer in seniors … Continue reading Breast Cancer and Seniors