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By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on July 22, 2021

Aside from being a relaxing hobby, gardening has many therapeutic benefits for seniors, especially if it’s a combination of flower and edible gardening. The setup of the landscape and the tools used can easily be modified to accommodate capabilities, allowing many seniors to enjoy the following health benefits of gardening…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on July 8, 2021

Many senior stroke survivors experience a decrease in motor skills, specifically in the hands and arms, which makes activities of daily living difficult or impossible to complete. Fortunately, with effective hand and finger exercises, senior stroke survivors can create new neural pathways in the brain to reactivate muscles affected by…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on June 17, 2021

Faulty insulin regulation and changes to the gastrointestinal system are just a couple of the potential health risks associated with genetically modified foods, according to the Institute for Responsible Technology. For adults 65 and older who are already susceptible to other health issues, GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, could present…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on June 3, 2021

Talking to an aging parent about the need to move in with your family is one of the most difficult conversations you can have regarding long-term care. Your parent may refuse to move for many reasons, but the loss of independence is one of the most common concerns. While you…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on May 20, 2021

Aging in place has many benefits, but a few precautions should be taken to help seniors avoid any pitfalls. Share these simple yet important steps with your senior loved one to help him or her increase safety while enjoying an independent lifestyle. 1. Prepare for Emergencies Keep emergency numbers by…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on May 6, 2021

Most seniors tend to focus on strength and flexibility when they’re trying to get fit, but balance is also an essential part of good health. This often overlooked aspect of fitness can help seniors complete their daily tasks without slipping, tripping, stumbling, or falling. Like any other physical skill, balance…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on April 22, 2021

Family caregiving is one of those roles you might not have pictured yourself taking on until it happened. Now, you’ve got to figure out exactly how to manage your new duties while somehow avoiding burnout. A caregiver’s toolkit should include these elements that make it possible to handle everything without…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on April 8, 2021

If you have an aging loved one, you want him or her to be able to enjoy living independently for as long as possible. However, if your loved one experiences a decrease in his or her health or abilities, he or she may be hesitant to ask for help or…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on March 18, 2021

As adults get older, their risk of slipping, falling, and sustaining injuries increases, and this sometimes happens because of issues with mobility, balance, vision, or a combination of physical and mental factors. At the same time, many seniors prefer to age in place in the homes they know and love….

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on March 4, 2021

When your loved one needs help, the urge to jump in and take over can be strong. However, becoming a family caregiver is a huge responsibility, and it’s important to carefully weigh your options so you don’t become overwhelmed. While you discuss becoming a caregiver with your loved one, consider…