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...