What Seniors Need to Know About Vision Loss

Originally published on U.S. News: FOR MOST OF US, HITTING age 40 signals a time of change with regard to several aspects of our health. One of the most noticeable is a change in how we see close-up objects. Called presbyopia, this condition is different from garden-variety farsightedness and results from a loss of flexibility of the lens in the eye …

Depression is Not a Normal Part of Growing Older

Originally published on CDC: Depression is a true and treatable medical condition, not a normal part of aging. However older adults are at an increased risk for experiencing depression. If you are concerned about a loved one, offer to go with him or her to see a health care provider to be diagnosed and treated. Depression is not just having …

Lifelong Learning: Do You Know It When You See It?

Originally published on ASA: Humans learn over their entire lifespan. Learning in general can take place in a variety of contexts, which are commonly divided into formal, non-formal and informal settings. While formal learning takes place within a traditional hierarchical and chronological education system and typically finishes with a degree or credential, non-formal learning consists of organized and systematic educational …

Boot camp after 60: 10 steps to turn around unhealthy habits

Originally published on NBC News: It takes moxie to flip an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy one — particularly for folks over 60. Most baby boomers approach retirement age unwilling to follow basic healthy lifestyle goals established by the American Heart Association, said Dr. Dana King, professor and chairman of the department of family medicine at West Virginia University, referencing …

AARP ‘Shark Tank’ Pitch Competition at CES

Originally published on AARP: Two novel tech products designed with older users in mind were winners at the consumer electronics event in Las Vegas, hosted by Daymond John. Watch Video >   OUR COMMUNITIES Apple Blossom Senior Living Ashtongrove Senior Living Traditions at Beaumont Traditions of Beavercreek Traditions at Brookside Traditions at Camargo Cherry Blossom Senior Living Traditions of Deerfield …

Spring Forward: Resetting Your 'Body Clock'

Originally published on University of Rochester Medical Center: While the shift to daylight saving time is a welcome sign of spring, it may take a while for your body to adjust to that lost hour. If you’re among the groggy who need time to recover from the “spring forward,” sleep expert Dr. Carolina Marcus offers insight into why you feel …

Study Offers Hint of Hope for Staving Off Dementia in Some People

Originally published on the The New York Times: In dementia research, so many paths have led nowhere that any glimmer of optimism is noteworthy. So some experts are heralding the results of a large new study, which found that people with hypertension who received intensive treatment to lower their blood pressure were less likely than those receiving standard blood pressure …

Highgrove at Tates Creek: Helping make senior life beautiful

This article was originally published on Health247 Throughout every stage of our lives, we face changes. In our youth, we grow independent, find our voices and start to change the world. In early adulthood, many take a spouse and welcome children into their lives. And before very long, those children are themselves young adults. Our lives continue to change. Careers culminate. …

Varietas® Memory Care program is nationally recognized and unique to Traditions communities in four states

Indianapolis, IN January 2019 – The Varietas® Memory Care Program, comprised of nationally recognized, award-winning and personalized therapies for residents with Alzheimer’s and other age-related dementias is now recognized as a Traditions-exclusive program. This year marks the program’s registered trademark for Traditions communities throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The Varietas® Program is based on four principles that are proven …