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The Highs and Lows of Dementia

By Sydney Clevenger

Everyone can be forgetful at times. But as aging occurs, how does one tell the difference between momentary memory loss and the start of a degenerative brain disease such as dementia or Alzheimer’s? And what can be done to ensure elders who are experiencing dementia and Alzheimer’s maintain their quality of life,

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When an Elder Should Sell a Long-time Home

By Sydney Clevenger

The housing market is a far cry from the peak of two springs ago, with interest rates surging again, homes on average taking three months to go pending, and price growth either negative or anemic. Should elders sit out the current market watching and waiting for better times?

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The Importance of Elder Engagement with Current Events

By Sydney Clevenger

With their many years of acquired wisdom, elders can teach younger generations a lot. But they can’t share if they are not informed.

“Many baby boomers are news junkies,” said Mitch Goldstein, a Life Enrichment Coordinator at Cedar Sinai Park‘s Rose Schnitzer Manor Active Assisted Living.

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Why Hearing is Critical for Healthy Aging

By Sydney Clevenger, with research assistance from Rose Schnitzer Manor Active Assisted Living Resident Arlene Layton

If an elder can’t hear, it’s hard for them to participate in life. And poor hearing can increase elders’ risk of dementia.

That’s according to Darin Scheurer,

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3 Tips for Elder Resiliency

By Sydney Clevenger, with scheduling assistance from Rose Schnitzer Manor Active Assisted Living Resident Arlene Layton

With all that’s happening in the world, particularly since Covid, aging with grace has become an even tougher task.

What makes some individuals more resilient to life’s ups and downs?

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The Unexpected Costs of Senior Living

By Sydney Clevenger, with research by Rose Schnitzer Manor Active Assisted Living Resident Arlene Layton

When searching for senior living, it’s important to consider potential costs beyond what’s quoted up front for rent. Many communities charge extra for health care, amenities like parking and package delivery,

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What to Consider in an Elder Community

By Sydney Clevenger

First impressions count, and that’s an adage especially true when searching for an elder living community.

To truly recognize a community as home, there are several elements one should experience when first walking through the door of an elder living facility,

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Pets Bring Joy at Rose Schnitzer Manor Assisted Living

By Sydney Clevenger, with research from Rose Schnitzer Manor Active Assisted Living Resident Arlene Layton

When resident Elaine was looking for active assisted living, she was adamant that her poodle-mix, Nettie, was coming with her.

“I got Nettie when she was 10,

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The Importance of Socialization for Seniors

by Sydney Clevenger

Even for elders blessed with a large family providing regular support, peer to peer socialization is a critical aspect of senior health that many people overlook.

“Seniors living alone often struggle with depression,” said Deborah Elliott, longtime marketing consultant in the senior living industry.

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