My amazing client, Wilma Andrews was interviewed and her story was published in Lynnwood Today. Read the Lynnwood Today article.
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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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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
Results from a recent Pew Research study have determined that 59% of seniors report they go online, which is a six-percentage point increase in the course of one year. In addition, 77% of older adults have a cell phone, up from 69% in April 2012. The study has revealed that affluent and well-educated seniors adopt
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
By 2050, according to the Pew Research Center projections, the nation’s population of people 65 and older is expected to slightly more than double, to 86 million from 41 million in 2010. According to an AARP survey, nearly 90 percent of those over age 65 want to stay in their residence for as long as
A new study suggests, older men who spend several hours walking each day are less likely to have a stroke than their peers who rarely walk. Researchers said few studies have looked specifically at how both walking speed and walking time or distance are linked to stroke risk. “Stroke is a major cause of death