Archives for May 2018

The Effects of Alcohol On Older Adults

It’s not uncommon for older adults to occasionally enjoy a glass of wine, a shot of whiskey, or a glass of brandy by the fire.  Some retirement communities have daily happy hours, where the elderly residents can gather, socialize, and have fun.  But because of the increased effect that alcohol has on the elderly, older

Is Your Vision Affecting Your Quality of Life?

Often people assume that as you age your vision decreases; it’s just a part of getting old, right? However, the truth is that with proper care and maintenance seniors can hold on to their vision much longer than they may expect and while some change of vision is expected with aging it’s not always a

When It’s Time to Take Away the Car Keys

As we age, it is normal for our driving abilities to change, and factors such as decreased vision, impaired hearing, and slowed motor reflexes may become a problem.  The effects of aging can result in a reduction of strength, coordination, and flexibility, which can impact the ability of a senior citizen to safely control a