Reading visually creates memory links in the brain. We remember some of the words that we have seen, though there are gaps. If we read aloud as we are reading visually, this creates an additional auditory link in our memory.
As we are in the second week of June, the theme for this month is Celebrating Safety, and one of the biggest dangers to seniors wanting to stay in their homes is fall risk. Out of every ten falls, six happen in a home.
This month's theme is 'Celebrating Safety' and Senior Helpers of San Luis Obispo County would like to take some time this month to discuss ways to keep seniors safe in their homes while also aiming to help expand their independence. This week, we would like to focus on the ways to cook safely in the home to avoid cooking fires and other dangers.
Senior Helpers of San Luis Obispo County would like to wish you and your family a very happy Memorial Day. We proudly salute all of the men and women currently in service and all of our veterans. We truly owe so much to them! We encourage you and your loved ones to take a moment of silence in remembrance of all the service and sacrifice made for this country by our enlisted men and women, and our veterans. We would also like to extend sentiments written by the Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter. We feel Mr. Carter's words ring true with our own thoughts and feelings.
Vision is one of our most important senses, and maintaining healthy vision is important to many people. Regardless of age, a person should always aim to schedule regular check-ups with vision doctors because they are able to offer a comprehensive exam that will not only determine what the condition of a person's vision is, but also will check for common eye diseases.
As a senior citizen, your health is an important priority, and being aware of small things that can be done to bolster and support it can have a tremendously positive impact in one's life. This month's theme is about maintaining healthy vision, and Senior Helpers of San Luis Obispo would like to extend to you some of the tips and tricks advised by medical professionals to promote and maintain this.
This week we look to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research for tips on making personal hygiene tasks easier when you have Parkinson’s Disease.
More seniors have diabetes than any other age group in the U.S.
Each decade of our lives presents different challenges when it comes to eating healthfully. Tastes change and so do nutritional needs.
Why is making healthy nutrition choices important for caregivers? Because you cannot take care of someone else if your own health is suffering!