Practicing Self-Care for Caregivers

Caring for aging parents can be a rewarding yet time-consuming and stressful job. You want to ensure that they are receiving the best care possible, they are safe, and their needs are met, yet you must still balance your own life, family, career, and needs at the same time. There are only so many hours … Continue reading Practicing Self-Care for Caregivers

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Heat Stress in Older Adults

Older adults (that is, people aged 65 years and older) are more prone to heat stress than younger people for several reasons: Older adults do not adjust as well as young people to sudden changes in temperature. They are more likely to have a chronic medical condition that changes normal body responses to heat. They … Continue reading Heat Stress in Older Adults

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Exploring the Joys of Aging

As kids, we often yearn for the day that we’re old enough to drive, to vote, to get a job, to buy a house, to do countless other things. Then, as we get older, we sometimes wish we had the innocence and carefree days of youth. Every age has its pros and cons. There can … Continue reading Exploring the Joys of Aging

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Incorporating More Fruits & Vegetables into Your Diet

Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is a key part of good health, especially for seniors. Replacing processed foods with fresh options ensures that you’re receiving more vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Summer is a wonderful time to find fresh produce of all colors or try your hand at growing your own. September is “Fruits & Veggies … Continue reading Incorporating More Fruits & Vegetables into Your Diet

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Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

Staying active is healthy for the body and the mind. Not only does exercise keep your body fit and flexible and help ward off disease and injury, it can boost your mood and alleviate stress. Some seniors find that they are not able to be as active as they were in their younger years, but … Continue reading Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

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Celebrating the Important Role of Fathers in Our Lives

As Father’s Day quickly approaches, we are reminded of the men in our lives and the important role they play. Fathers are half of the traditional family unit and play an integral part of raising healthy, happy, well-adjusted children. Even when children are grown, their relationship with their father is still an important one in … Continue reading Celebrating the Important Role of Fathers in Our Lives

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Improving Communication with Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Disease

Caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging. Sometimes they are alert and oriented, and other times they are confused and irritable. And some days they may be somewhere in between. But they are family, and you love them in good times and bad. Alzheimer’s can make communicating more difficult … Continue reading Improving Communication with Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Disease

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Combatting Loneliness: Staying Connected While Apart

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many seniors have found themselves self-isolating for several weeks. Older adults, especially those with underlying health conditions, are at greater risk when it comes to the disease, so safe distancing and staying home are key for safety. However, with little contact from others, seniors can quickly find themselves feeling depressed … Continue reading Combatting Loneliness: Staying Connected While Apart

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Boosting Quality of Life with Low Vision

It is not uncommon to experience vision changes throughout your life. Many people find that as they age, the need glasses or contact lenses to help see clearly, and their prescription changes every few years. However, some people have low vision that is unable to be corrected with a pair of glasses. Causes of low … Continue reading Boosting Quality of Life with Low Vision

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