Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Factors

When Alzheimer’s strikes, the early signs are often recognized, including mild problems with memory and slight confusion. As the disease progresses, it may cause noticeable personality changes and more memory loss — with even family, friends and important events eventually forgotten. Scientists have not yet uncovered a cure for Alzheimer’s, but some management …
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Things for Seniors to do in Philadelphia

Being the sixth largest city in the United States, it would take much more than this brief article and more than a year of weekends to discover all there is to do in historic Philadelphia. Having said that, let’s look at sights and activities that are sure to make your next weekend trip …
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8 Things to Know About Assisted Living

If you are in the early stages of considering a move into an assisted living community for yourself or a family member, it’s not uncommon to find that you have more questions than answers. Hopefully, after reading this article, many of the questions you have will be answered and you’ll feel more confident …
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Assisted Living vs. Continuing Care
Retirement Communities

One of the most common questions people ask is, “What’s the difference between assisted living and continuing care retirement communities?” We at Homestead at Hamilton are happy to share our knowledge about the similarities, and differences, between these two types of communities. Independent and Assisted Living Independent living communities are exactly that: they …
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Independent Living vs. In-Home Care

Many people hope for the opportunity to remain in their own homes as they age. For some, home care can provide a viable option for maintaining health, safety and a desirable quality of life at home. However, home care does not meet everyone’s needs. Some people find that a supportive living community offers …
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Preserve Your Favorite Memories:
Scrapbooking for Seniors

If you’re looking for a fun, therapeutic activity to do with an older adult, scrapbooking may just be the answer. Creating a memory book can reduce stress in older people because it allows them to share stories from their life in a creative way. The scrapbooking process can also trigger memories and delay …
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Scientific Advancements in Alzheimer’s Research

Research into Alzheimer’s disease started after 1906, when Dr. Alois Alzheimer discovered changes in the brain tissue of a woman who had died of an unusual mental illness. The woman had experienced memory loss, unpredictable behavior and language problems. After her death, the doctor examined the woman’s brain where he found many abnormal …
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The Rich History of Hamilton, New Jersey

“I believe that the only places in the United States with more history than Hamilton Township are Jamestown and Williamsburg, Virginia,” says Gordon Kontrath, researcher and resident of Hamilton for more than six decades. “There are more historical and archaeological areas in Hamilton than almost anywhere else in the United States. It’s here …
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How to Thaw Winter’s Grip on Arthritic Joint Pain

Can you predict the weather by whether your arthritis flares up or not? If so, you’re not alone. Nearly 68 percent of respondents to a Harvard Medical School survey said that they were sure changes in the weather affected their chronic pain, according to Arthritis Foundation of WA. Every 10-degree drop in temperature …
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How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

We’ve all felt rejuvenated after a good night’s sleep or endured miserable days following a night spent tossing and turning. Sleep, or the lack of it, profoundly affects your life, often in ways you may not even realize. Adequate sleep is a key component of a healthy lifestyle. Quality sleep is the world’s …
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