Do you know: Companion care services offer emotional support and companionship for seniors who are generally healthy and who want to remain independent. Senior companion care focuses on companionship with someone to share experiences and personal stories with. This type of care can be significant for seniors who live alone and may be isolated from

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A Bellevue family that lost three members to Alzheimer’s disease has donated $6 million to the University of Washington to focus on new research, diagnosis and potential treatments. About 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including more than 100,000 in Washington state, according to national and local chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association. Click here to read the

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Edmonds Center for the Art’s Songwriting Works Residency! March 30–31, 2015 ECA is partnering with Songwriting Works (SW), Aegis Living of Edmonds  and Elderwise to present free songwriting workshops to Aegis residents who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia and their family members/care partners. RSVP to Gillian Jones at gillian@ec4arts.org or 425.275.9483 for details.

Senior living facility Aegis of Bothell will host a series of healthy aging free workshops with experts in brain health. The first event will be held at 6 p.m. on March 26 titled “Knowing the signs your parent needs help” presented by Kathy Stewart, R.N., B.S.N. with more than 30 years of experience and author

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Debbie Campbell and her husband, Michael have embraced what they refer to as the Senior Nomad way of life. The couple left their town home in Seattle, put their belongings in storage and they have spent the past year and a half crisscrossing Europe, living for a week or more in one rental home before

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Researchers from the University of Chicago have demonstrated that extreme loneliness and feelings of isolation can be twice as unhealthy as obesity for older people. The scientists tracked more than 2,000 people aged 50 and over for more than six years. Compared with the average person in the study, those who reported being lonely had

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