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  • Mental and Emotional Benefits of Demonstrating Gratitude | Senior Helpers St. Louis

    September 21, 2022

    Though it seems like a small thing, showing gratitude can greatly impact your mental and emotional health—especially as you age. Seniors who demonstrate gratitude are more likely to experience positive emotions, better sleep, and less anxiety and depression. So, if you are looking for ways to improve your loved one's quality of life, encouraging them to express gratitude may be a good place to start. As we approach World Gratitude Day (September 21st), here are 5 mental and emotional benefits of gratitude that are especially relevant for older adults in St. Louis, Ballwin, Fenton, and Arnold.

  • 5 Things That Change as Senior Dogs Get Older

    September 7, 2022

    We all know that our senior dogs will eventually get older. The following are the expected changes they'll experience and some tips to help them cope up.

  • How Often Should Seniors Get Their Eyes Checked? And 6 Other Tips for Senior Eye Health

    August 31, 2022

    Our eyes are one organ that many of us use every day of our lives. As we age, though, these trusty companions age with us. Keeping a senior's eyes healthy is important, so finding ways to protect them and ensure they keep working right for as long as possible is crucial for a caregiver. As with many things, prevention is the best medicine, which means eye health exams. But how often should a senior have their eyes examined?

  • 3 Technologies for Fun and Safe Online Interactions for Seniors

    August 17, 2022

    Virtual and online programming activities allow older individuals to socialize, engage, and connect. The generational gap in technology is closing in, as internet use has increased among people aged between 65 - 75, from 53% in 2011 to 83% in 2019.

  • In-Home Assistance and Hosting Dinner Parties: How to Have Fun

    August 1, 2022

    Social interaction is a crucial component when it comes to aging joyfully, especially since aging adults are more susceptible to experiencing feelings of loneliness. Due to lack of transportation, living alone, and experiencing the loss of loved ones, seniors tend to feel more and more isolated.

  • How to Approach Financial Care and Management for Parents Recently Diagnosed With Alzheimer's Disease

    July 18, 2022

    Alzheimer's disease is a difficult diagnosis, requiring a high degree of sensitivity along with some alteration in lifestyles. Finances must also be considered anew to ensure funds are available for the highest quality at-home care possible. However, it doesn't have to be as difficult as it might initially seem if you follow these basic tips for managing an aging family member's finances post-Alzheimer's disease diagnosis.

  • Journaling for Seniors: How It Enhances Your Brain Health

    July 18, 2022

    Journaling has been widely lauded for its perceived therapeutic benefits – but now, there is even mounting clinical data pointing to the empirical efficacy of journaling for improved physical health, as well! By stimulating healthy expression of thoughts and emotions, keeping a regular journal is a highly therapeutic and physically healing practice, especially when other forms of expression and emotional regulation are not readily available. What exactly is it about journaling that enhances brain health so thoroughly as to create lasting improvements in mental, emotional, and physical health as well?

  • Benefits of Swimming For Seniors Who Need Alzheimer's Care

    June 30, 2022

    Swimming is part of the exciting physical activities with many health benefits. It is even more beneficial for seniors with Alzheimer's. Water exercises are recommendable because they do not strain the body. Read on to discover the benefits of swimming for seniors needing Alzheimer's care.

  • 5 Healthy Hobbies That Caregivers Can Participate In

    June 15, 2022

    Are you looking for healthy hobbies for seniors in the St. Louis area? There are plenty of great hobby ideas that can help seniors stay healthy. In many of those activities, caregivers can also participate to help enhance seniors' enjoyment of the activity or provide companionship.