Holiday Fun & Senior Engagement

Holiday Fun & Senior Engagement

Isolation and loneliness are avoidable by engaging in healthy social activities.  Social interaction requires a variety of mental abilities such as listening, concentration, and memory. These examples are brain activities that can improve and preserve cognitive...

October 1st Was International Day of Older Persons

October 1st Was International Day of Older Persons

In 1990, the United Nations designated October 1st as the “International Day of Older Persons”. The day was introduced with the aim to honor the contributions of older persons and bringing awareness to the problems that they face. Challenges of aging include health...

Why Caring About Someone’s Chronic Pain Is Important

Why Caring About Someone’s Chronic Pain Is Important

September focuses on the challenges associated with pain and chronic pain during National Pain Awareness Month. Pain can be temporary, or it can be crippling. Nearly everyone experiences physical pain in their lifetime such as headaches, back pain, joint pain, a...

Mesothelioma Cancer Awareness

Mesothelioma Cancer Awareness

Mesothelioma is cancer caused by asbestos which is commonly occurring in the lining of the lungs or abdomen. The life expectancy is only 18 – 31 months after diagnosis, but the prognosis may improve with treatment. As family caregivers, it is important to educate...

Don’t Forget to Hydrate

Don’t Forget to Hydrate

Dehydration is very dangerous for senior health and is often overlooked.  Drinking enough water is important for everyone, but the elderly are at greater risk for dehydration and need to drink more than usual in the summer months. A study conducted by UCLA found that...

How Caregivers Can Help Seniors with Vision Loss

How Caregivers Can Help Seniors with Vision Loss

Regular eye exams are crucial for everyone, especially seniors whose eyes are more prone to disorders.  Eye problems develop painlessly and incrementally so that most people do not notice changes in their vision.  Annual exams help keep an “eye” on developing problems...

Spring Forward as a Caregiver

Spring Forward as a Caregiver

Spring motivates us to clean, declutter, and get back outside. The weather changes, windows are opened, gardens begin to bloom, and as a caregiver, this could come with stress attached. You may feel there is a lot to be done and you feel the burden of having to do it...

Food For The Brain: Stay Social and Find Hobbies

Food For The Brain: Stay Social and Find Hobbies

Aging causes brain changes, however, cognitive health can be worked on, and a person’s lifestyle can play a big part in the results. The brain is a muscle, and just like the other muscles in our bodies we can strengthen it by working with it. Brain exercises and...

Recovering At Home May Be Best

Recovering At Home May Be Best

We all prefer the comfort of our own home when sick or recovering.  We want to sleep in our own beds, and we want to be able to use our own facilities. Our homes are our havens and when we don’t feel well it is there where we want to be. A study conducted by Harvard...