February is Heart Month, which is a good time to renew or begin your efforts to keep your heart healthy. Your heart pumps blood to all the other organs in your body. A heart that isn’t healthy is more vulnerable to disease – and that can lead to other serious health problems.
A caregiver is defined as a person who provides direct care to another. Many people take on the role of caregiving during their lifetime, whether it be for their own children, family members or parents as they age.
With more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, families across the country are faced with the difficult challenge of explaining the illness and how it impacts those we love to their children. Navigating a conversation that informs children about memory loss and behavioral changes can help create a supportive atmosphere for the child and a loved one living with memory impairment.
Approaching the subject of moving a loved one out of their home is never an easy conversation. While it may be obvious to adult children that there is a need for additional care, convincing a parent can be a harder, more delicate conversation.
2020 hasn’t been the start to the new decade we would have liked. Yet, as the year begins to wind down and we head into the holiday season, there is still much for which to be thankful = despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Given that most of the year has been filled with uncertainty, worry and frustration, we may be inclined to rush headlong toward a happier season and a new year glittered with the hope that in 2021 we can get back to normal.
It is easy to become overwhelmed by all the details of moving. Having decades of possessions and memories can make the process to downsize into a smaller setting difficult and emotional. Here are a few tips to help make the transition a little smoother.
There is a lot of concern in the world right now regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), particularly for a senior population that is at a higher health risk from the virus. With the intense and constant news coverage of the pandemic, seniors are repeatedly exposed to media messages that can spark fear and anxiety.
The role of a registered dietitian is to assist individuals in meeting their nutritional goals. In a senior living community, the dietitian will complete a full nutrition assessment on every resident and determine if there is a need for nutritional intervention.
Each year, the festive and busy winter holidays quickly give way to long cold nights and often, gray days. Winter in the Northeast can be tough for even the heartiest among us, but it can be even tougher for the elderly.