5 New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Seniors

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Another year has come and gone, and a new one has just begun. It’s never too late to make positive changes in your life to boost your health and happiness. New Year’s resolutions often get a bad rap because many people set their sights high and then lose motivation partway through the year. However, setting … Continue reading 5 New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Seniors

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New Year’s resolutions are easy; behavior change, not so much

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New Year’s resolutions are easy; behavior change, not so much By David W. Hart, Ph.D.   With 2020 on the horizon you may be plotting a new you for the New Year.  This is the time many of us begin to vision our goals to better ourselves, our families, and our communities.  You may set … Continue reading New Year’s resolutions are easy; behavior change, not so much

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Helping Seniors Find the Right Recreational Activities for Their Needs

Recreational activities can be a great way for seniors to stay active and engaged. Whether continuing with an existing hobby or exploring something new, they can strengthen their physical and mental abilities. Getting older doesn’t have to mean sitting around playing bingo, though it can be a fun way to stay mentally sharp by quickly … Continue reading Helping Seniors Find the Right Recreational Activities for Their Needs

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Advantages of Family Caregivers in Senior Care

As seniors age, it is not uncommon for them to require additional help. This is even truer if they experience signs of dementia or develop challenges with mobility. Family members want what is best for their loved ones to help them thrive and live a high-quality life. While a nursing home or assisted living is … Continue reading Advantages of Family Caregivers in Senior Care

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Maintaining Bone Health While Aging

Osteoporosis is a common problem that many seniors face as bones become less dense with aging. This can make bones more susceptible to fracture or breaks and slower to heal afterward. However, there are many ways that aging adults can fight back against osteoporosis by making simple changes in their diet and lifestyle. Eat a … Continue reading Maintaining Bone Health While Aging

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Benefits of In-Home Care for Seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be stressful, especially as the disease progresses. It can be tough to manage their changing needs along with balancing your own personal, family, and professional commitments. Getting your loved one in-home care can ease some of the stress and allow them to live a higher quality … Continue reading Benefits of In-Home Care for Seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease

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Fun Fall Activities for Seniors     

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The arrival of autumn presents plenty of fun activity opportunities for you and your senior to enjoy, both indoors and outside. Make your senior’s day and give them something to smile about with these 5 festive fall activity ideas! Fall Gardening Gardening, in general, has many benefits for seniors. In 2012, a study from the … Continue reading Fun Fall Activities for Seniors     

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Self Care is Health Care

Self Care is Health Care By David W. Hart, Ph.D.   Let’s begin with a story.  I recently met a woman at one of my caregiver support groups who is, along with her sister, caring for their aging mother.  Mom is living with Alzheimer’s type dementia and over the past several years, her behavior has … Continue reading Self Care is Health Care

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Depression Can Manifest in Later Life, Especially During the Holidays

Depression Can Manifest in Later Life, Especially During the Holidays By David W. Hart, Ph.D.   Autumn is here, folks.  And right around the corner is what Andy Williams described as the most wonderful time of the year.  You know, scary ghost stories, parties for hosting, and marshmallows for toasting – it’s the hap happiest … Continue reading Depression Can Manifest in Later Life, Especially During the Holidays

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Protecting Your Senior from Fall Allergens

Fall is one of the most popular times of the year to get out and about in the crisp autumn air to enjoy the changing of the leaves, fall festivals, pumpkin patches and trick-or-treating with the kids. Unfortunately, fall brings with it several allergens that seniors and their caregivers in Torrance CA need to be … Continue reading Protecting Your Senior from Fall Allergens

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