hone calls establish meaningful connections. Learn how you can set aside time to call senior friends and family members over the holidays.
Traveling can be daunting for seniors, but it doesn't have to be. Check out these packing and driving tips to help make your travel safe, comfortable, and stress-free during the winter season.
Many older adults suffer feelings of loneliness, disconnection, and sadness each year during the holiday season. Learn how you can help your senior loved ones address and resolve holiday depression so they can have a festive time.
The cold season shouldn't deter seniors from taking their routine walks. Here are 4 tips to help senior citizens maintain their daily walk.
Did you know that there are a variety of Halloween activities for adults besides handing out candy that might motivate you and your loved one to participate in the festivities? Halloween is not just a holiday for kids in the US.
Alzheimer's is a progressive brain disorder that causes brain cells to die, affecting a person's memory, thinking skills, and behavior. Discover new insights about Alzheimer’s that may help reduce its progression and learn how you can better care for your senior loved one.
The role that caregivers play in our families should never go unnoticed. Whether it is a professional or family member caring for your elderly loved one, you need to make them feel that you recognize and appreciate their excellent work.
Although eye strain affects people of all ages, seniors are more prone to it. Here are some ways seniors can prevent eye strain.
Activities like volunteering at schools and after-school groups for seniors can increase social interaction. Here's a guide to volunteering.
The benefits of volunteering for the community are endless. Summer volunteering enables your senior loved ones to immerse themselves in the local culture, interact with locals and make new friends through community-focused initiatives.
A Parkinson's disease diagnosis is a daunting and uncertain period for individuals and their families. Many questions will arise, such as, "How did this disease develop?" Will things ever improve? Is it possible to live a functional life? All of these are genuine questions that require answers. Many in-home care services can assist individuals with Parkinson's disease to live a better and more pleasant life than they would if they stayed alone, but in other cases, finding a caregiver that excels in dealing with persons with Parkinson's disease may be an even better alternative. This kind of assistance is focused on giving elders with Parkinson's disease the proper forms of mobility support they might need to lead reasonably normal lives and stay in their homes as long as possible.
Journaling is defined as the practice of keeping a diary which expresses thoughts and feelings through writing and keeps the brain active. It is an expressive way to process emotions without any judgmental rules. Many older individuals think of journaling as an old-fashioned hobby. However, it is much more than that. Older people who have never written journals before may feel clumsy at the beginning, but with time the practice comes as second nature to them.
Loneliness is one of the most significant health concerns affecting older adults. Over one million older individuals can go at least one month without conversing with a friend or family member. Loneliness affects a person's mental health, leading to negative thoughts, low self-esteem, and even despair.
After a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, financial management is seldom emphasized. Many people are unprepared to deal with the financial consequences of Alzheimer's disease. The complications of Alzheimer's can make an individual gradually lose the ability to make informed decisions about their finances. Senior Helpers San Mateo is happy to help with providing in-house services and companionship to your loved one during difficult times.
Due to health problems, medications, and skin changes that come with aging, older adults are more prone to increased skin sensitivity. Not to mention, there are years of sun exposure and other lifestyle factors like tobacco use that damage skin over time. However, it is nothing to be afraid of, in fact, both correlational and experimental research has shown that spending time outdoors and interacting with nature has cognitive benefits, positive social interactions, and overall increased happiness.
The phone rings one evening and the voice on the line enthusiastically proclaims that you that you have won the lottery!