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Fun Activities Outside the Home Enhance Life for Seniors and Family Caregivers

Family caregivers can enhance daily caregiving by adding creative and stimulating activities to their daily schedule and that of the person under their care.

Reduce Senior Isolation by Providing Opportunities for Social Interaction

When older adults retire and family and friends have moved to other areas or passed away, some retirees find themselves entering a time of unexpected isolation.

WAYS TO REDUCE FAMILY CAREGIVER STRESS: INCREASE DAILY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SOCIAL INTERACTION

Want to reduce caregiver stress and promote overall health? One solution is a daily walking routine that incorporates social interaction.

Want to age in place? Don’t forget to plan and prepare for home health care!

It’s common to hear retirees and older adults say, “I am not going anywhere. I’m staying in my own home!” Many seniors want to age in place and do not want to leave their home.

Home safety priorities when caring for an older adult

When family members are faced with having to take care of an older adult, they are often taken aback by the seemingly insurmountable number of care essentials involved, especially when acting as the sole caregiver or a first-time caregiver.

Make holiday gatherings memorable with hands-on activities that encourage social interaction

Thanksgiving and the winter break are right around the corner, so family trips and holiday reunions will soon start. Are you ready for them?

Steps to Reduce the Risk of a Fall in a Parent’s Home

Every 11 seconds, an older American will end up at a hospital emergency room due to a fall. And every 19 minutes, an older adult over 65 will die after sustaining a fall, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA).

New Eye Scan May Detect Early Signs of Alzheimer’s, Research Finds

With the help of a noninvasive retinal scan, a team of neuroscientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has found that signs of Alzheimer's disease (AD) can be identified in the retina in the early stages of the disease.

Steps to Help Seniors Stay Hydrated: Reducing the Risk of Heat-Related Illnesses

Summer months in Florida often remind us of family reunions: charcoal grills smelling up the yard and the constant hum of the overhead fan at grandma's. But the steamy 98º outdoor temperature is almost unbearable.

Planning a Trip to See the Grandparents? Tips on Preparing a Productive Family Visit

We have finally reached that time of the year when families are beginning to plan family reunions and long-awaited trips. If you didn’t take a family trip during the winter months, don’t worry; spring has just arrived and the hot summer months are just around the corner.

 

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