American Senior Communities

Hearing Loss and Dementia

Recently, a study conducted by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine found that there is a link between older adults who suffer hearing loss and those who suffer from dementia. Researchers concluded while the brain does tend to shrink as we age, shrinkage can occur faster when hearing loss is also a factor. People who […]


Aging Myths Debunked

When you picture an elderly person, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it a classic “little old lady,” hunkered down in a rocking chair, knitting a sweater? Or, maybe you think of a “grumpy old man,” yelling at kids to stay off his lawn. These are just a couple of stereotypes of […]


How to Lower Caregiver Stress

The basic definition of caregiving is to provide support and help to a person in need, whether that person is a spouse, aging relative or disabled person. More than 65 million Americans are caregivers, and with the rapidly aging population, many caregivers have no professional health care training at all. While caring for a loved […]