Fad diets may promise quick and easy weight loss, but are they good for your long-term health? Here’s what you need to know before you choose a weight loss plan.
We all cherish our happy memories and enjoy talking about them. However, for a person with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, reminiscing can be especially meaningful. This is because, as dementia progresses, recent memories deteriorate first. However, older memories are usually easier to access. When a person is given the opportunity to reflect on…Read More
If you’re thinking that 2018 flew by, you’re not alone! Here we are with another year behind us, and 2019 just around the corner. The start of the new year is a time when many people not only reflect on the events of the past year, but they also plan for the future. The best…Read More
Retirement means different things to different people. But regardless of whether you want to spend your retirement playing at home with your grandchildren, traveling the world, or somewhere in between, you’ll need to plan ahead to make the most of your life after you retire. Many people start planning for retirement early in life. Others…Read More
Do you find yourself reflecting on recent changes in your aging loved one’s behavior? Maybe your dad used to light up when you mentioned going fishing, but now he’s hardly interested anymore. Or your mom looked forward to your weekly coffee dates, but now there’s always an excuse why she needs to cancel. Seniors are at…Read More
Independence is something that we all value, and that doesn’t diminish with age. Maintaining as much independence as possible is extremely important to the majority of seniors. Although some health conditions or cognitive issues are beyond our control, there are things you can do to increase your ability to stay independent for longer. Here are four simple ways to keep your independence as you age.
September is National Yoga month, making it a great time to incorporate this form of exercise as a part of your healthy lifestyle. If images of participants twisted into human pretzels have you feeling a little hesitant, don’t worry. Yoga can be modified to be safe and comfortable for anyone. You can even perform some poses in a chair!
It can be difficult for elderly parents to admit that they need help at home. In some ways, it can be just as difficult for their children to come to terms with it. Realizing that the people who have cared for and supported you for so much of your life now need help to care…Read More
The decision to retire from driving is one of the most difficult ones seniors have to face. Many of them view their ability to drive as the key to their independence. And, though they may realize that failing eyesight or other factors have an impact on their ability to drive safely, they fear that giving…Read More
If you thought that coloring was just for kids, it’s time to think again! Coloring can be both enjoyable and relaxing for adults, and it has some notable benefits — especially for seniors. No one is suggesting that you go out and buy a box of crayons and a childish coloring book featuring simple cartoon…Read More