Tag: homebound seniors

Dementia Patients and Family Caregivers Seldom Agree on Care

Caregivers and their relatives who suffer from mild to moderate dementia often have different perceptions about the amount and quality of care given and received, so says a study by researchers at Penn State and the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. A major source of those differences? Caregivers do not understand the things that are… Read more »

On the Train Again: Classes Teach Seniors Public Transportation

Three nonprofit groups in the Bay Area are collaborating to offer a Senior Travel Training Program, which is designed to teach older adults — those age 55 and older — how to use public transit, such as AC Transit, BART and city-specific shuttles such as Emeryville’s Emery-go-Round.

Mill Valley Book Group for Seniors Going Strong!

Engage As You Age and SPD Books have had a wonderful time engaging seniors in book group discussions in Marin County this January. The last two Fridays in Mill Valley have been great. We’ve had great attendance and most importantly heard first-hand from the participants that they’d love more compelling programs for seniors in Marin… Read more »

The Molecular Signature of Loneliness (and the Cure of Socialization)

Many studies have found that a person’s social environment can impact his or her health. In fact, numerous studies have found that lonely people suffer a higher rate of mortality than people who are not socially isolated. Researchers from UCLA took things a step further in a 2007 study in which they examined the biological… Read more »

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