Most of the time, we take for granted the most basic yet utterly vital process of breathing. For our seniors, mindful breathing is the key to better health. Some of the health benefits they can enjoy include improved quality of sleep, mood enhancement, and lower levels of stress hormones.
As we grew up, our parents taught us to listen to them and even disciplined us when we were stubborn. It comes at a time when adult children become caregivers and the aging parents aren't willing to listen to you.
If you're caring for a senior loved one or aging parent, you're constantly concerned that they might fall. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of four people aged 65 and older will fall each year, and one out of five of these falls will cause a broken bone or head injury.
One out of three people in the United States will develop shingles at some point in their lifetimes. Unfortunately, older adults are at increased risk for complications and hospitalization due to shingles.
Are you a senior veteran looking for options to help you to pay for your home care? Then you should strongly consider the VA Aid and Attendance program. What is the VA Aid and Attendance Program?
With summer comes spending more time with friends and family, reveling in the outdoors, and having more opportunities to get out and about.
Have you ever wondered about the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease? They're often used interchangeably, and they both cause forgetfulness, so they're basically the same, right? Well, not exactly.
After a long winter on the heels of what has been one of the most difficult years in recent memory, many of us are ready to take advantage of the extended daylight hours to get out there and enjoy the new spring season. That includes our seniors. As the air warms and the scenery brightens, let's help them take advantage of all spring has to offer. Read on for some fantastic spring activities that your loved ones will surely enjoy.
May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Join us in identifying the signs and symptoms of stroke and how you can get the help you need.
There are good resources out there for seniors living with Parkinson's. Read on to find out some tips on how you can help your loved ones deal with the disease.
Older adults are choosing to remain in their homes rather than move to senior care communities. Here's what you need to know to make a home safer for a senior.
Caregiving is stressful, and you need to make sure that you preserve your own well-being and health. Read on to find out essential tips for coping with caregiver stress.
There are many elder care options to choose from and finding the best one for your situation can be challenging. Read on to discover different care options that are available and why they are worth the investment.
Your elderly parents may not take kindly to your attempts to make life safer for them and for those around them. How do you respond to such a strong, and understandable, emotion? Read on to find out.
Often, seniors who have significant difficulties with their memory need more support than their families can provide. Here's what older adults can do to take care of their precious memory.
When you have an elderly loved one, it can be difficult to balance your obligations along with providing the care that they need. However, there are many options available that can keep your loved one happy and independent in their home for as long as possible, and there are actually many benefits to aging in place.