It’s easy to see why bird watching, or “birding”, is such a popular activity. Birds are beautiful to look at, enjoyable to listen to, and there is even evidence that birding can decrease feelings of anxiety, depression, or stress. Another great thing about the hobby of birding is that you can do it anywhere, even…Read More
As we age, our bodies undergo many physical changes. Many of these, like changes in hair color or wrinkles, are easy to notice. Others, like the changes our brains experience, are a little less obvious but can have a noticeable impact. Changes in the brain that come with age can be responsible for anything from…Read More
Could you be at risk for deep vein thrombosis? Learning the risk factors and symptoms as well as some simple preventive measures can help you to catch and treat this condition early or possibly avoid it altogether.
In addition to being beautiful, gardening is a great way for seniors to improve their mental, emotional, and physical health.
Without a doubt, the majority of seniors would prefer to age in place. Our homes frequently carry a lifetime of happy memories that bring us joy and comfort. Aging in place is not without its challenges, though. Health or mobility concerns can make it more difficult to meet the demands of performing household chores and…Read More
Most of us have probably taken antibiotics at some point in our lives. Today, doctors can easily treat many infections, thanks to antibiotics. While it might be easy to take them for granted, antibiotics need to be used correctly. As a matter of fact, unless we use them responsibly, they are in danger of losing…Read More
A stay in the hospital, whether it’s for illness or for surgery, can cause anxiety for patients and loved ones. Understandably, everyone involved is eager for their loved one to return home and get back to their normal routine as soon as possible. However, the majority of recovery takes place after hospital discharge, and difficulties…Read More
If you have school-aged children or grandchildren, chances are you’ve heard of fidget spinners. Originally marketed as an aid to help those with ADHD or anxiety to stay calm and focused, they have since become immensely popular simply for their sheer entertainment value. Can they do more? Can fidget spinners help dementia symptoms? Fidget spinners…Read More
There’s no arguing with the fact that staying active is important, no matter what age we are. However, it’s also all too true that, as we age, our bodies slow down and exercise becomes a little more difficult. According to the CDC, by the time they are 75, about one in three men and one…Read More
Swallowing: unless you’re suffering from a sore throat it’s something you do hundreds of times every day without giving it a second thought. As a matter of fact, you probably don’t even notice it most of the time! However, if you or someone you love is dealing with a condition called dysphagia, you know that the…Read More