Each year, millions of adults over 65 (about one in four) experience a fall. Falls are the leading cause of injuries for this demographic; according to the CDC, one out of five falls results in broken bones or a serious head injury.
The fight to end Alzheimer’s has been an ongoing process for decades. While new information has come out on certain lifestyle factors that may help reduce the risk—like a brain-healthy diet, a robust social life, and a physically active lifestyle—a medical treatment has not been approved since 2003. That is, until June 2021, when the […]
Being a primary caregiver for an aging parent or family member is an enormous commitment. It requires patience, organization, and sacrifice. It can impact almost every aspect of your life: your finances, your career, your relationships, and your physical and mental health. You’ve done a commendable thing by stepping up as a caregiver, but at […]
Many people have a certain image that comes to mind when they picture memory loss: an older person wandering around confused, unable to remember where they live or what year it is. They may envision a specialized memory care neighborhood as stiff, institutionalized, and dull.
Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic put everyone in physical and social isolation. While some people thrived in quarantine—baking bread and organizing closets—others have felt the impacts of this isolation, feeling mentally and emotionally drained.
Some senior living communities pride themselves on delivering the highest-quality care, full of seasoned professionals who are the best in their field. Other communities boast about their compassion and their family-oriented atmosphere. At Franklin Park®, though, residents get the best of both worlds.
The men and women of the United States military are heroes who deserve to be celebrated every day for their bravery and sacrifice. Beyond this recognition, there are days that offer unique opportunities to recognize and remember these exceptional individuals.
Summer is full of warm weather and outdoor activities, and San Antonio offers endless opportunities to spend time outside and have fun with family and friends. However, because of this additional time spent in the sun, summertime can pose certain dangers and health risks to older adults, primarily their eye health and skin health.
As of May 3, 2021, over 100 million Americans, about 31% of the adult population, have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine is a massive feat in science, technology, and logistics and has brought a collective sigh of relief to everyone who has been impacted and distant from family and friends for the […]
Impacting over 6 million American families, Alzheimer’s disease is a common and emotional diagnosis. And like many emotional experiences, it’s one of those things that people think only happens to other families, not theirs.