Adapting to Life Transitions in the Senior Years

As we age, there are lots of life transitions that come our way. While we have already been through so many different transitions in the past, like living on our own, getting married, having children, and even being empty nesters, some of the transitions the golden years bring, like retirement, downsizing, becoming caregivers, and more, can be really difficult. In …

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Stress Management Techniques for the Golden Years  

April is National Stress Awareness Month and learning to manage our stress is something almost everyone, regardless of their age, can stand to benefit from. However, dealing with stress in a healthy way can be especially important for seniors as chronic stress can increase your risk of health issues like high blood pressure, heart attack, and more, and stress is …

Benefits of Enjoying Meals with Others

Family meals used to be a much more common occurrence, but with the advent of technology, it’s becoming much more normalized to have isolated meals or eat in front of a screen. While this isn’t really good for any of us, it can be especially harmful for seniors who are at an increased risk of isolation and loneliness. In this …

Exercise and Sleep for Seniors

Not getting enough sleep can be a serious health problem. Lack of sleep hurts your cognitive processing by making it harder to focus and stay alert. It can be hard to concentrate, reason, and solve problems. Sleep deprivation can also increase your risk of things like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and your risk of falling, and these are …

Adapt Your Home for Low Vision

If you have a condition that affects your vision or are just experiencing the vision loss that often comes with age, it can make getting around harder and harder and can even increase your risk of falls. Luckily, there are many things you can do to adapt your home for low vision, making it easier to get around and do …

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A Safe and Supportive Environment for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

If you’re caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s, it can be overwhelming. You want to make sure they are safe and feel comforted and loved, but it can be hard to know how to do that. This article goes over some helpful tips for creating a safe and supportive environment for seniors with Alzheimer’s. Creating a Safe Physical Environment  …

Stay Connected and Engaged

Loneliness is a huge problem in the senior population, and it’s no wonder. When you’re older, you’re often retired and your kids are no longer at home. Those natural social interactions are not there anymore, and it can be hard to find new ones. Additionally, you may have chronic health conditions that make getting out or certain activities that much …

Caregiver holds the hand of a patient with Alzheimer's Disease.

Self-Care for Caregivers

We all know it’s important to take care of ourselves, but for those of us caring for aging loved ones, it can be a really hard thing to do. However, caregiving is such a labor of love that it’s so important to make sure you’re taking time for yourself. In this article we have a few tips on self-care for …

Maintaining a Sense of Home in Long-Term Care 

If a loved one is moving into a long-term care facility, it can be a hard transition. It’s a big change physically, emotionally, and mentally, and it’s only normal for them (and you) to feel nervous our scared. Maintaining a sense of home in long-term care can help ease the transition for both seniors and their family members. While this time …

Senior women exercising yoga and pilates sitting on chairs, following the instruction of their teacher

Lifestyle Modifications and Alzheimer’s Disease

While getting older is the biggest risk factor for dementia, there are many lifestyle factors that can increase or decrease your risk of developing the disease. In this article, we’ll explore the top seven ways you can explore the link between lifestyle modifications and Alzheimer’s disease. Source