New Tool Aims to Simplify Finding Senior Care

Can technology assist in the search for quality senior care? Apps such as Seniorly simplify the process by making it easy to book a short-term stay in an assisted living community.

https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/09/12/new-tool-aims-to-simplify-finding-senior-care/

Walnuts: An Incredibly Healthy Snack

Shown by studies to ward off diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, and Alzheimer’s, seniors and younger adults alike can benefit from this very healthy snack!

“It isn’t every day that research results in such simple advice–eating a handful of walnuts daily as a snack, or as a part of a meal, can help improve your cognitive health.”

https://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/676bc07d77386f739b705f40ddc3e720.htm

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4 Ways Video Games Are Good For You

Pass the controller to Grandma! Studies have shown video games stimulate the minds of seniors and can improve their overall health and longevity. Better cognitive function, memory, and balance are just a few benefits of playing video games for older adults.

http://www.everydayhealth.com/senior-health/can-video-games-keep-you-vital.aspx

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Photos from the Walk To End Alzheimer’s in St. Charles, MO

Here are some of our photos, including The Javelin Group founder, Alan Naul, and other Javelin Group team members from the recent Walk To End Alzheimer’s in St. Charles, MO:

Walk to End Alzheimer's in St. Charles, Missouri, 2015
(Click the photo to view all pictures in the photo album.)

We’re very pleased to have been one of the teams that raised the largest amounts to fight this devastating disease!

Thank you to all of our friends and partners who participated and donated in this historic event.

The 5 Most Common Infections in the Elderly

Seniors are particularly at risk of developing certain infections that can be hard to recognize and dangerous if untreated. Awareness of the signs and symptoms of these conditions is the first step toward keeping our seniors healthy!

As one of our clients recently learned, probiotics can also help prevent C. diff and other gastrointestinal infections.

http://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/2013-10-22-common-elderly-infections/

2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Javelin Group is proud to participate in the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in St. Charles, Missouri. Visit the link below to donate to the cause or to get more information about this exciting event!

http://act.alz.org/goto/javgrp

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Move More and You Will Hurt Less

Experiencing chronic pain can drain your energy and reduce your motivation to exercise. However, research in this area shows that exercise actually increases one’s ability to withstand these aches and pains.

http://lifereimagined.aarp.org/stories/20151-Move-More-and-You-Will-Hurt-Less

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Catching Alzheimer’s early can lead to greater success in treating this condition. This guide on the most common symptoms of Alzheimer’s helps to differentiate between typical age-related memory loss and signs of dementia.

http://alz.org/alzheimers_disease_10_signs_of_alzheimers.asp