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Women Are at the Center of the Alzheimer’s Crisis - Atria Senior Living Blog

Women Are at the Center of the Alzheimer’s Crisis


Posted on July 31, 2015 by Kacey Roby


Women are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer’s and the reasons remain unclear. According to the Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report:

  • Women make up almost two-thirds of American seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Among those aged 71 and older, 16 percent of women have Alzheimer’s and other dementias, compared to 11 percent of men.
  • At age 65, women without Alzheimer’s have more than a one-in-six chance of developing the disease during the remainder of their lives, compared with a one-in-11 chance for men.
  • Women in their 60s are about twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease over the rest of their lives as they are to develop breast cancer.

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Independent Living vs Aging in Place–Atria Senior Living Blog

A Declaration of Independence? The Debate Over Aging in Place


Posted on July 1, 2015 by Michele Macmartin


The recent New York Times article “Imprisoned by Independence explores how older adults’ preference for “aging in place” may have inadvertently helped imprison them. According to the article, the desire for seniors to remain in familiar surroundings, and the fear of being placed in an institution, have millions fighting to remain in homes they can rarely leave due to physical limitations or health conditions. (more…)


Category: News In Aging

Five Ways Volunteering Benefits Older Adults

Five Ways Volunteering Benefits Older Adults


Posted on April 17, 2015 by Chad Adcock


Most people would agree volunteering provides a wealth of benefits, often for the volunteers themselves. If you have ever worked in a soup kitchen or donated blood or spent a Saturday afternoon cleaning your local beach or park, you know exactly what I am talking about. Volunteering is good for you!

And it’s particularly beneficial for older adults. (more…)


Category: Active Aging, Caregiver Support, News In Aging, Our Team

Five Brain Foods That Boost Memory – Atria Senior Living Blog

5 Brain Foods That Boost Memory


Posted on August 1, 2014 by Beatrice Huston


Culturally speaking, we place a great deal of emphasis on physical health and the actions we take to keep our bodies healthy. But what about our brains?  As some of us age, we experience a decline in cognitive ability, memory loss and a general lag in mental processing. So, it is important to focus on not only how we keep our bodies healthy, but also our brains.

A simple place to start is with your diet. (more…)


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