Winter’s snow and ice makes it an especially dangerous time for seniors due to the increased risk of falling. Snow and ice on untreated walkways, parking lots and stairs result in uneven and slippery walking surfaces. This significantly increases the risk of falling – especially for seniors.
Fall is a big time for tailgating or catching your favorite team in the comfort of your own living room. This season why not switch up the usual chips and dips for a savory and sweet appetizer that’s easy to make, and even more fun to eat.
Depression is common in the elderly, but it’s often hard to recognize. Caregivers may miss the signs of depression or mistake them for side effects from medications and illness. A survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that approximately 7 million adults over the age of 65 suffer from depression.
As we age, social engagement and activities are just as important, if not more important, as when we were younger.
“Activity engagement is important for seniors because it gives them a purpose,” said Ashley Weiser, director of activities with Elderwood, a leading provider of senior care services.
Home is where we feel secure, comfortable and cared for, a special place that holds lifelong memories and traditions. However, as we age, there may come a time when our house is no longer the safest option.
Music is powerful. The notion that music can play a role in healing and behavior dates back to the works of Greek philosophers, Plato, and Aristotle. In the more than 2,000 years since their observations, the therapeutic value of music has been studied and implemented in a variety of settings and for a variety of purposes.
Seniors are at a higher risk of dehydration because as the body ages, the ability to conserve water is greatly reduced. Certain medical conditions and medications also have an impact on a senior’s ability to retain fluids.
Thousands of Americans suffer strokes every year. Although there are risk factors that contribute to stroke, the reality is that almost anyone can suffer a stroke – at any age.
Summer is here, which means it’s the perfect time to fire up the grill! Grilling offers a quick and easy way to switch up your meals and create something both savory and healthy.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at least half of all Americans have at least one of three risk factors associated with heart attack or heart disease. These risk factors include poor diet, physical inactivity and excessive alcohol use.
The days are getting longer which means summer is here and thoughts turn to vacation! Many families, however, are caregivers for a loved one in their family who may be too frail or infirmed to travel. The idea of taking a much-needed vacation can leave them feeling even more stressed or guilty because of their responsibilities and obligations.