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How to Combat Loneliness for Senior Citizens

Loneliness is a common struggle seniors face, and one that has more than an emotional impact. Loneliness and isolation can also affect cognitive and physical health. Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco found that 43 percent of seniors say they feel lonely and isolated. A study published by National Institutes of Health found that loneliness in adults over age 60 can lead to: Decreased participation in activities of daily living Decline in mobility Increased risk of death In addition, the impact of loneliness can lead to increased risk for Alzheimer’s and dementia and a higher likelihood of depression, anxiety and/or stress. Loneliness isn’t unique to seniors who live alone. Many of those who reported feeling lonely in the UCSF study were married or living with other people. Understanding the impacts of loneliness in our older loved ones is only part of the solution. How can we combat feelings of isolation and help our loved ones live a happier, more fulfilled life as they age? First, it’s critical that we learn to recognize the common behavioral and physical signs of loneliness and/or depression, which include persistent sadness and lack of motivation or energy. Early intervention can have a positive impact on quality of life. Loneliness that is not addressed quickly can lead to more serious problems. Lessening the effects of loneliness may be as simple as increasing social activities and connection. Here are a few suggestions to help fight loneliness: Take advantage of technology to connect with family and friends. Pursue shared interests with others, such as gardening or book club. Play games at home, online or...

New Options for High-Quality Assisted Living Available Across Texas

The Cottages offers residences for seniors with Alzheimer’s and other memory impairments. Frisco, Texas, Oct 08, 2018 – Choosing the right assisted-living residence for a loved one living from Alzheimer’s or other memory-related ailments can be confusing. Finding a facility that cares as much for someone’s loved one as they do doesn’t have to be difficult. The Cottages Senior Living, with locations across Texas, provides unrivaled care in a setting that feels like home. The Cottages latest location is in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and is located in the town of Frisco. “The Cottages has the perfect combination of skilled nurses and assisting staff, dietitians and exercise gurus to keep our residents strong and healthy” says Trent Quinn, founder, president and CEO of The Cottages. “Our residents enjoy a peaceful, serene setting that ensures they get the most out of life.” Residents of The Cottages are provided a quality of life that is second to none. These state-of-the-art residences are designed to treat loved ones with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other memory disorders, access to fully licensed and trained nurses available 7 days a week and highly qualified staff on site 24/7. They also offer dedicated activity coordinators trained in memory loss treatment and security systems that include live monitoring, motion detectors and sophisticated preventative measures. Rooms are Texas-sized, with high ceilings and filled with natural light to create an inviting and warm home. The grounds are meticulously manicured and offer safe pathways for residents to walk, gather, and relax in park-like comfort. No other assisted living facility in Texas can offer amenities to match The Cottages. The Cottages at...