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Have Trouble Getting the Sleep You Need at Night? Take a Nap!

June 20, 2019 — Sleep is essential for optimum health, something we’ve discussed in this blog post. Numerous studies have demonstrated the importance of sleep for forming memories, reducing depression, and maintaining both emotional and physical health. And, as we grow older, sleep difficulties often increase. In a National Institute on Aging study of people age 65 and older,... Read More

Yoga Is an Excellent Way to Improve Your Health

May 20, 2019 — The ancient healing art of yoga has been around for millennia. Yoga began in India as a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices. Today, yoga has gone “mainstream,” used as a practical way to achieve better health and well-being. Health clubs, gyms and employers offer yoga as part of their fitness offerings. According to... Read More

Creating a Memorable Mother’s Day When Mom Has Dementia

May 6, 2019 — Holidays can be a challenging time for families who are caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Beloved traditions may have to be adjusted to accommodate new realities. On Mother’s Day, many adult children wonder how to celebrate a day that may no longer hold any meaning for the honoree. But... Read More

Protecting Older Americans from Financial Fraud

April 22, 2019 — Financial fraud is the fastest growing form of elder abuse. The American Journal of Public Health estimates that 5.4 percent of older adults experience some form of fraud each year, but this is hard to gauge, as many fraud crimes go unreported. According to Bloomberg, seniors lose $37 billion to financial fraud each year. To... Read More

Organ Donors of All Ages Help Save Lives

April 5, 2019 — April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day. It is meant to draw attention to the importance of planning ahead for your end-of-life care. One of the end-of-life healthcare decisions we need to make is whether or not to be an organ donor. In 2018, there were 36,528 transplants performed in the United States. Unfortunately, this... Read More

Charlesgate Celebrates Our Team for Social Work Month

March 31, 2019 — We recently celebrated Social Work Month here at Charlesgate. We took some time to reflect and highlight the social services departments of Charlesgate Apartments, Assisted Living and Nursing Center. There are many facets of social work taking place in the continuum of care on the Charlesgate campus, and our social workers and their contribution to... Read More

How to Help a Loved One Living with Depression

March 20, 2019 — According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the leading cause of poor health and disability worldwide. More than 300 million people are living with the condition, which is characterized by persistent sadness, feelings of hopelessness, lack of energy, and loss of interest in activities that once brought a person joy. WHO experts say... Read More

Some Forms of Memory Loss Are Treatable

March 5, 2019 — As we grow older, it’s not uncommon to become more forgetful – you may find it harder to remember the name of that great movie you saw last year, or the perfect word to express a certain thought or feeling may come to you more slowly. Is this just the normal signs of aging or... Read More

Technology Keeps Seniors Connected to Family, Friends and Helpful Information

February 20, 2019 — While many believe that seniors tend to eschew advances in technology, two-thirds of adults age 65 and older use the internet, which helps many seniors stay connected to family and friends, an essential part of aging well. A study conducted by University of Exeter researchers concluded that adults aged 60 to 95 who received computer... Read More