Thanks to advancements, cervical cancer can now be treated. Here's all you need to know about cervical cancer.
The new year has settled which means it's time to work on new beginnings, including getting your Medicare plan in order. Here are some things to do when it comes to managing Medicare in 2023.
Seniors are looking forward to their family gatherings this holiday season. Should they have healthy holiday treats or a mix this season? Take a better look here.
The holiday season is here which means it's time for festive foods, but it might be a little challenging to cook for those who have dietary requirements. These 5 foods contain gluten that also have gluten-free alternatives.
Family events and gatherings are a major part of the holidays. Some seniors tend to be honored guests or hosts at these events and they might get a little overwhelmed. Here are some tips on how to make holiday get-togethers less overwhelming for your seniors.
The holiday season is a magical season for many people. For seniors with Alzheimer's, the season can be a little difficult to keep up with. These are the benefits of embracing holiday traditions and routines for seniors with Alzheimer's.
For many, the fall season means it's time for Halloween as it is the most popular holiday during the season. Here are a few ways for seniors to celebrate Halloween besides giving out candy.
Mornings and evenings can get a bit too chilly for some seniors, but there are still ways to have a great winter. Here are some tips for seniors who want to continue enjoying their daily walk.
The winter season can be a bit difficult for seniors which is why it's important to prepare for the season. Here are some winterizing tasks for seniors and for professionals.
The winter can bring amazing scenery, but rain, ice, sleet, and snow may make it difficult to get around, especially on foot. According to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 1 million people are hospitalized in the U.S. every year from weather-related falls and slips, with seniors being the most affected.
When the ground gets icy and slippery, it only takes someone just a second of inattentiveness to fall and sustain injuries. The problem is that once seniors get these types of injuries for the first time, they become more prone to subsequent falls and injuries. The good news is that these winter-related slips and falls can be reduced or avoided. Don't let the weather get the best of your loved ones! The following tips can help keep them safe season long and beyond.
Even with summer ending, there's still time to enjoy end-of-summer-produce options. You can get your hands on these healthy snacks and recipes.
Fitness is important for everyone, especially for seniors. They can build a fitness and activity routine with their dogs in mind.
As people age, cognitive health often starts to suffer. Whether a person begins to have mild memory problems or the decline is more severe, it can still feel scary. Playing games can actually be helpful because they help people focus, improve concentration, and work the brain.
Caregivers accompanying an older adult throughout the summer months need to focus on their own well-being as well. Yes, caregivers are working to help maintain the health and wellness of the person they are caring for, but they are also human beings themselves with their own needs to consider. Self-care is incredibly important for anyone responsible for the safety of others, as they can only continue to do so if they, themselves, are mentally and physically well. These tips can help.
Many people are at least somewhat familiar with how the internet works and able to perform simple searches for relevant information. Even the most tech-savvy person, however, is susceptible to online scams and identity theft if they're unfamiliar with the current schemes going around. Caregivers should work to inform their parents or relatives of online scams and attacks to help offer protection against these serious problems.
Many older adults have minimized travel and avoided getting out on gorgeous summer days for fear of contracting COVID-19—or getting sick in general. Although there are still concerns, summer travel should now be mostly safe to resume. Persons 65 years and older, in particular, should take some easy precautions to help limit exposure and enjoy their summer days without the same amount of worry as before.
We lose muscle tone, energy, and flexibility as we age. Our loved ones with Alzheimer's Disease are especially susceptible to these changes when they occur. Encouraging your loved one to exercise, specifically, can help decrease the symptoms common to dementia and depression, the most evident characteristics of the disease.
Swimming is a great way to exercise for seniors. It's even better when you know that swimming can benefit seniors who need Alzheimer's care.
The older we get, the more important it is to plan out important events, and other lifestyle changes throughout the year to come. Planning factors such as budgets, home changes, transportation and more can help us not forget anything, but also relieve us of the stress we might otherwise incur.