Conversations about drug abuse and addiction tend to center around teenagers and young adults. After all, it's no secret that the rates of substance dependence are highest among people between the ages of 18 and 25. Perhaps this is why the scope of substance abuse in older adults, and its devastating effects, are often overlooked or go unspoken. Bethesda Gardens Loveland wants our residents and their families to be aware of the dangers of substance abuse. To understand the origins of this issue and how it can be prevented, here's a closer look at how older adults are affected differently by substance use disorder (SUD) and how it can be alleviated and treated.
Dementia affects more than 55 million people around the globe, according to the World Health Organization. The number of people living with dementia is expected to continue rising as populations age and life expectancy improves. If you're experiencing symptoms or have a loved one at Bethesda Gardens Loveland who has dementia, you may be anxious to know how scientists are working to diagnose, prevent and treat this devastating condition. Keep reading to find out what researchers are learning about dementia and whether there's a cure on the horizon.
Happiness is a bit of a paradox — or, at the very least, an elusive objective. The very nature of happiness is a bit of a double-edged sword. Everyone wants to be happy, to feel fulfilled and satisfied by day-to-day life; but it's not quite that simple, is it?
Studying the Bible has many benefits for believers, including teaching God's commands and providing comfort in difficult times. Older adults who regularly study the Bible may also experience improvements in their memory thanks to the natural stimulation offered by reading and contemplating passages.
It happens to everyone. People move away or change careers, and it's all too easy to lose track of one another as the years progress. Whether it's an old schoolmate or your neighbor from childhood, we've all wanted to reconnect. But without their contact information, reaching out feels impossible. Luckily, finding long-lost friends online is easier than you might think.
Whether you're in the early stages of a memory care diagnosis and looking at long-term care options for yourself or you're a caregiver trying to navigate coverage for a loved one, the process can be complex and overwhelming. It's always important to work with care teams and your insurance company to understand what options are covered, as individual circumstances can change those answers.
After decades of hard work and careful saving, retirement years should be well-deserved golden years when you can kick your feet up, enjoy time with loved ones, pursue passions and otherwise live a vibrant life. However, as lovely as that concept may seem, retirement is not cheap. Health care alone costs the average retired American couple almost $300,000 a year.
"Do not marry a Canaanite girl."This was Jacob's one command from his father Isaac regarding finding a wife for himself. (Genesis 28:1) Jacob heeded his father's words and instead sought a wife for himself among his uncle Laban's daughters. (Apparently, pickings were pretty slim back then and options were limited to Canaanites and cousins.)
At Bethesda Gardens in Loveland, we love to see our residents keeping their minds and bodies stimulated by pursuing leisurely activities that they enjoy. On that note, reading is one of the best hobbies for keeping your mind sharp and leaving it feeling refreshed and energized.
When you’re meeting several new faces at once, it can be easy to feel a little overwhelmed and not know exactly where to start conversationally. Conversation starters can help you break the ice and find your footing in new social situations and potentially even initiate new friendships with those around you. Here’s a look at conversation starters you can use to help you get to know other residents of your community.