Falls are a chief concern among elderly caregivers, and with good reason: Among adults ages 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of injury and..
There's a long list of things that can cause depression. Illnesses, memory loss, poor diet, loss of a loved one, change in routine, and medication are just a few.
Summer will be officially here in just one week! School is out and vacations have been planned, which means more time in the air or on the road.
We all know that our body changes dramatically as we age. We react differently to foods, illnesses, etc.
April is National Parkinson's Awareness Month.
If you've ever had the flu, you know how sick you can be. Chances are good that some of the advice friends and family gave you about avoiding or dealing with the flu was wrong. There seems to be no shortage of misinformation and bad advice when it comes to dealing with the flu or the flu shot, despite the widespread impact of the disease and the benefits of the vaccine.
There's definite chill in the air which means it is time for sweaters, blankets, and nice, warm meals! We know that cooking a meal is hard when you are a caregiver, and making a healthy meal the whole family will enjoy can be even trickier!
Many still think of yoga as something that only young, super-flexi people can do. The truth of the matter is; you don't need to be able to twist yourself into a pretzel or flip upside down to begin incorporating a yoga practice into your day. Yoga can play a very valuable role in health care for people of all ages- even seniors!
Many of us remember our school days fondly- whether for time in the classroom, or football games and band concerts- these events brought us together with our fellow students. Instead of easing into a life of lunchtime strolls, knitting, fishing and napping, more seniors are taking advantage of the time they have during their golden years to take free classes for and earn degrees in subjects that they love or have interest in. This active lifestyle can help to maintain mental health, acuity, and even financial stability.
Remember when August meant it was time to get ready for school again? You bought new school supplies and packed up your backpack for a fresh new year.
A day for those who love to read, Book Lovers Day is on August 9 and encourages you to kick and relax with a great book.
Travel can be a very rewarding experience, whether the goal is to see the world or to visit long-distance friends and family. However, when we travel with our senior loved ones, we may be faced with challenges we don't expect—issues that simply aren't there when traveling on our own.
We all know there are plenty of advantages to exercising, but it can sometimes be difficult for older adults who have arthritis or other painful illnesses to exercise.
We know that being a caregiver is one of the most demanding jobs with a wide range of emotions from sad to angry.
A Parkinson's diagnosis comes with a wide range of challenges, questions and concerns.
There's no better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with these delicious, nutritious, and GREEN foods!
While it's important that we feed our bodies properly as we age, it's just as important to keep our brains nourished as well.