Maintaining our mental health is important as we age. Learn some puzzles and games that can help seniors strengthen their memory while having a great time.
Taking a break can be incredibly rewarding for seniors. Learn some helpful travel tips as you get ready to take a well-deserved summer vacation.
Sundowning is a phenomenon where people with Alzheimer's experience confusion, agitation, or anxiety in the late evening or afternoons. Here are some tips to avoid triggers and how to manage an episode.
When your work schedule gets busier during specific seasons, it can be challenging to balance caregiving with professional commitments. Here are some tips to help you balance both.
Whether you’re writing to an old friend or a family member living far away, handwriting content like letters can play a positive and powerful role in improving our overall health.
If you've been on the fence about whether you want to tackle spring cleaning head-on this year, take a look at some of the key benefits of those tasks for your mental health.
Valentine's Day is a special time to show your elderly parents how much you care. Here are some ideas to help you find the perfect gift for a senior loved one.
Taking time out for themselves is essential for caregivers to maintain their physical and mental health, especially on days like Valentine's Day. Here are some ideas on how to do self-care during this day.
Retirement means more time for seniors to do things they love. Here are some tips on how retiring seniors can maintain a high quality of life.
As a partner, caring for your spouse is one of the most important tasks you can do. But how will you know the signs your spouse needs a caregiver? Read on to find out.
The winter months can feel incredibly isolating for many seniors in the Hillsborough County area. They may notice that many of their peers tend to stay inside more. While the weather may not dip down as cold as it does in other areas of the country, many people stay home more during the winter months, when illness spreads more rapidly and it can be more difficult to stay healthy. Seniors' everyday habits, including their morning routines, can help decrease those feelings of isolation. In fact, simply having a routine can create a structure that may help reduce those feelings and help them feel less isolated.
This year, consider safer alternatives for storing holiday decorations. Here are places at home where seniors can safely stack holiday décor.
As you celebrate the holidays with your senior loved ones, it's important to watch out for their health. Here are some surprising signs of diabetes to know about.
Financial issues are something many worry about, so here are tips that can help when you have a limited budget for helping elderly parents.
When you're unprepared for the end of Daylight Saving Time, every day can feel like a majorly stressful day. Here's how to prepare for it.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that can affect seniors in particular seasons. Learn how you can mitigate the effects of SAD for your senior loved ones and improve their quality of life in the midst of seasonal changes.
We are getting new insights into how we can care for seniors living with Alzheimer's. Find out how you can help your senior loved ones today.
Caregiving can be emotionally and physically draining. So here are some ways we can genuinely show gratitude for our caregivers and aides.
Volunteering can help seniors stay active and improve their overall well-being. Here are some great opportunities that our seniors can try.
Many seniors have learned to use technology to enjoy their favorite hobbies. This increases their risk of experiencing eye strain. Here's how to help them.
As people age, they tend to stay at home more and more. Such isolation can lead to loneliness and can be detrimental to both mind and body. It's important to get seniors out into the community. Encourage them to get involved with the local culture and try out new things. Sometimes, people with limited mobility can feel as if there isn't much for them to do.
Feelings of loneliness come about through isolation, or perceived isolation, and can wreak havoc on a senior. Everyone wants their loved ones to be with them for as long as they can. One way to increase their quality of life is to be aware of any possible changes in behavior, especially signs of loneliness. Here are hard-to-spot signs of loneliness for seniors you should know.
Summer is here, and it's time to spend quality moments outdoors. However, while various summer activities keep people entertained, all may not be suitable for older adults. Therefore, when choosing summer activities or day trips for seniors, you must consider different factors for your loved ones. Ideally, the older population needs to stay active by engaging in low-impact exercises, social interaction, as well as psychological stimulation. This should be in a safe and familiar location. Here are some exciting day trips for seniors in your area this summer.
It's important to monitor our loved ones, especially after the age of 65, for any signs of cognitive decline. These signs can point to a larger health problem, such as dementia symptoms related to aging, Alzheimer's Disease, and Parkinson's disease. Safety is the foremost responsibility of any caregiver and an older individual's safety can be compromised with such a decline. Familiarity with the signs of dementia, and other related diseases, can help family caregivers get their loved ones the medical attention and assistance they need.
Planning appropriate activities and fun day trips for seniors this summer will help them stay more active and have fun. In fact, going out into the community for social interaction, low-impact exercise, and psychological stimulation is exactly what our older population needs to increase their day-to-day quality of life.