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Alzheimer’s drug may stop disease if used before symptoms develop, study suggests

About 50 percent of people who reach the age of 85 will develop Alzheimer's disease.  Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions.  There currently is no way to stop progression once diagnosed but recent studies show that researchers are trying to understand how the disease develops at the molecular level and try to stop the disease before it deve...
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J.D. Power Senior Living Community Certification to Help Consumers Identify Best-In-Class Customer Experience

The marketing data and analytics company, J.D. Power, announced it is launching the J.D. Power Senior Living Community Certification Program to recognize communities that provide an exceptional customer service experience.  The certification program will reflect the commitment and dedication of senior living communities to provide their customers with a residential experience that meets or exceeds...
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Google is mulling a new market for Nest smart home products: seniors

Nest, a division of Google that sells home automation products, is exploring new products to help seniors live independently for as long as possible. The company has been approaching senior living facilities and experts in the aging space with a pitch about incorporating Nest's devices. The company has many ideas, one that involves using its motion sensors to help people get to the bathroom in t...
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Nonprofit Meal Delivery Groups: Not Just About Food Anymore

With a simple concept,a healthy meal delivered to your door at little or no cost, this nonprofit meal delivery groups services are not only just delivering food to elders now. Some groups now provide more than a dozen services, including elder abuse prevention. Millions of older adults in the U.S. who are unable to buy groceries and cook for themselves because they are home-bound, sick or struggl...
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Consider an In-Patient Rehab Facility Before You Suffer a Fall

Everyone has their go-to hospital if there is an emergency or a go-to doctor when they’re sick, but many people never plan where they’d go for a few weeks or months to recuperate from a fall. Most people would attend in-patient rehabilitation but those choices wouldn’t arise until a family member is in the hospital after suffering a fall. Learn more about the choices you can pick from and the me...
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