Recognizing Signs of Stroke

According to the CDC, nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. suffer a stroke each year.  More than 600,000 of these are first time occurrences. Stroke is a leading cause of disability and death. Many stroke survivors will have another stroke within five years. Stroke risk increases after age 65. Medical conditions such as high blood … Continued

Can Lifestyle Choices Protect Against Cognitive Decline?

Advancing age is associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline or impairment. Some signs of decline include forgetfulness, losing your train of thought, missing appointments or events, difficulty following a conversation, difficulty finishing a task or making a decision, and getting lost in familiar areas. Some mild decline is expected with aging and may … Continued

Chef Taylor Harris Is Serving Up Smiles

We are pleased to share that Chef Taylor Harris joined the Renaissance Village Family as our Director of Dining Services. Chef Taylor is an excellent addition to our team, and we are excited to see his talent and overall zeal for everything he sets his mind to in the kitchen and Dining Room. Chef Taylor … Continued

Recognizing Common Infections in the Elderly

Recognizing infections in the elderly is often challenging. This is because symptoms of infection in the older population are sometimes different than those in younger people. Some symptoms can be subtle or complaints may be non-specific. Their immune systems tend to be more compromised due to other chronic health problems. Cognitive impairment may make it … Continued

Senior Patient in Hospital Bed with with infection

Lifestyle Tips for Senior Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and kills more than 697,000 people each year. Seniors aged 65 and older are more likely to develop heart disease than younger people. There are many risk factors. Some can be controlled and some cannot. The good news is that seniors can make several … Continued

Shot of a mature man forming a heart shape with his hands while out hiking

Osteoporosis – A Disease of Aging

Osteoporosis becomes a common problem as people age. It’s a bone disease that develops when bone mineral density and bone mass decrease. The bones become thin, weak, and fragile. They can easily fracture. Posture may become stooped, and mobility can be negatively impacted. While osteoporosis affects both men and women, it is more prevalent in … Continued

Middle aged woman suffering from pain in hands. Woman massaging her arthritic hand and wrist

Glaucoma Awareness and Seniors

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, an excellent time to examine how this chronic, progressive eye disease can affect seniors. The risk of developing glaucoma increases with age and will affect approximately one in twenty adults aged 65 and older. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness. What is glaucoma? Glaucoma … Continued

Close up photo of smiling senior male patient during sight examination

Meet Sherry B.: A Life Of Gratitude

Sherry B. was born in Cleveland, OH, in June of 1949. She is the 2nd oldest of five children and has one older brother, one younger brother, and two younger sisters. Her brother would lead them on hikes throughout the area, and she recalls hiking to the schoolyard on one occasion, which resulted in her … Continued

Post-Surgical Recovery and Therapy for Seniors

Surgical procedures can pose more risks for seniors than for other age groups.  They are at risk for developing age-related problems from anesthesia and have an increased risk for other complications.  Those who have multiple chronic medical conditions may experience a longer recovery period and require special monitoring during their recovery.  Seniors may also become … Continued

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Importance of Flu Shots for Seniors

Every fall, doctors recommend their patients receive a flu shot.  This advice becomes more important as people age.  September and October may be optimal times to get a flu shot, before there is a large amount of community spread of this respiratory infection.  However, missing that early window doesn’t mean it’s too late for seniors … Continued

Senior Patient Successfully Receiving Her Flu Vaccination

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