When you have a senior loved one, you might want to help them with their New Year's resolutions. There are a few that everyone should have to ensure that they make the most out of 2018.
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During the fall and winter, particularly after daylight saving time ends, many people, including seniors, suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), commonly called seasonal depression. Some of the symptoms include having less energy, a loss of interest in activities, and a sad mood. If you think the senior in your life might be affected by SAD, here are 3 things you can do to help.
We are grateful that we live in a time when doctors can be trained in very specific fields. Neurologists care for the unique issues of the nervous system. Cardiologists care for the unique issues of the circulatory system. And geriatricians care for the unique needs of seniors. Here are 3 great reasons to consider transferring your primary care to one of these specialists.
As your parents age, their needs and requirements change. These changes are sometimes necessary for their safety and sometimes for their convenience. For instance, eyesight begins to fail and balance becomes an issue, making it essential for some new products. From things for the home to items to notify you of a parent's location, these products make life easier over almost every aspect of daily life. Here's a quick guide to some of the best must-have senior products.
It doesn't matter a person's age, if you ask them, they'd prefer to live at home as they grow older instead of going to a long-term care facility. This is called aging in place, and it's possible. However, some cities offer services and other perks that help people achieve this more easily. From the cost of living to the amount of physical activity that residents enjoy, each city can add a benefit or need improvement. Here are five of the best cities for seniors to live at home longer.
If your loved one with dementia has ventured off without you, they are among the 60% of sufferers that have done so. However, this doesn't mean there is nothing you can do to prevent the problem, or to ensure a safe return if it does happen. Here are a few tips on how to keep your senior safe.
In keeping with our ongoing theme covering the many uses of vinegar, today we thought it prudent to consider some of the specific nutritional benefits that it has to offer. Getting proper and adequate nutrition is a problem that many of our seniors encounter as their appetites likely aren't what they once were, and poor diet lacking in many necessary vitamins and minerals can lead to many health complications that should have been avoidable. So consider adding a little vinegar to your diet, that you can reap these nutritional benefits:
What happens when your loved one cannot care for his precious buddy alone? Does they mean he will miss out on all the benefits? Not necessarily. Many seniors have been able to keep their pets when others help out with the responsibilities. Here are a few ways that you and other family members and friends might be able to assist.
Staying hydrated in the summer months when people lose hydration due to hot, sticky temperatures takes a bit of effort. Since some seniors do not realize that they are dehydrated, caregivers should offer liquids and foods containing liquids throughout the day. Dehydration is tricky and may not be noticed immediately, but it can have some severe consequences if not caught in time. There is no need to worry about dehydration if you follow the following hydration tips: