Seniors

Dementia-related psychosis

Approximately 2.4 million people or 30% of people living with dementia in the U.S. may experience hallucinations and delusions associated with dementia-related psychosis. These symptoms

Volunteers make a difference

By Mary Petersen Signal Staff Writer I stayed a few days with my friend Joan who had a hip replacement last month. It was a

Understanding chronic pain

According to a survey from Boston Scientific of more than 500 people with chronic pain, 60% aren’t satisfied with their current treatment or therapies. Professional

Easing into seasonal plans

By Mary Petersen Signal Staff Writer My two year old grandson and his dad planted a garden this summer. His dad built wooden boxes to

Hospice versus palliative care

The opportunity to live independently is a goal for many people as they plan for retirement. While there’s much people can do to plan for

Cutting costs in retirement

The average person will spend more than 50 years in the employment sector. As retirement draws closer, many professionals begin to daydream about giving up

Choices for long-term care

Being able to care for oneself independently can be a source of pride. However, illness or age can affect people in ways that require them

Commit to getting the care you need

Older adults in America are living longer lives and will outnumber people under the age of 18 by nearly 500,000 by 2034, according to the

Easing into seasonal plans

By Mary Petersen Signal Staff Writer My two-year-old grandson and his dad planted a garden this summer. His dad built wooden boxes to house the

What causes cataracts?

When a brand new car is driven off a dealership lot, its plastic headlight lenses are clear and pristine. Over time, due to contaminants in

A Second Wind: Write for life

By Mary Petersen Signal Staff Writer This week I was fumbling through a desk drawer I hadn’t opened in years, looking for I don’t remember

How to avoid drug interactions

Hundreds of millions of people across the globe rely on medications for their survival. In fact, the percentage of people using prescription medications may surprise

Five ways to protect hearing

The saying “you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone” is never more true than in regard to hearing. It’s easy to take hearing