For those seniors who are dental-resistant, the information in this article may motivate reconsideration of those check-ups. Those in the 65+ age category face a higher risk for both dementia and gum disease. And, now we know they can be linked.
It is all too common that people think that they can put off creating a will until “later”. As recent events have shown, things happen we cannot anticipate. The advent of COVID-19 put many families in a situation they never anticipated – the sudden demise of a member of the family.
Stories about Covid infections in nursing facilities are all too common. This has expanded the feeling among families (88%) that they would rather find a way to care for relatives in their own homes instead of moving them into a facility. The deaths of nearly 200,000 long-term care patients and staff in the US has fundamentally changed the business of long-term care. This is the result of the fact that aging in place overwhelmingly seems to increasingly be the decision of choice. The pandemic seems to have highlighted the benefits of home care and it is likely that the trend of delivering long-term care in the home will expand.