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By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on October 21, 2021

In the senior years, older adults will likely retire from work and withdraw from social and physical activities. Encourage your elderly loved one to remain busy to boost his or her overall health and increase longevity. Here are some of the ways seniors can continue to stay engaged in the…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on October 7, 2021

Many seniors find their eyesight isn’t what it once was, whether it’s due to aging or a disease. This can lead to feelings of isolation as they lose the ability to do activities they once enjoyed. Fortunately, there are still plenty of ways to have a good time while living…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on September 23, 2021

According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of both non-fatal and fatal injuries in the elderly. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that over one million seniors over the age of 65 go to the emergency room each year for injuries caused by…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on September 9, 2021

There are a variety of ways you can enhance your elderly loved one’s day. The best part is that most of these ways are completely free and require little more than your time. With the tips listed below, you can enhance your loved one’s quality of life, one day at…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on August 19, 2021

Seniors often have arthritis in their knees. While many may resist the need to exercise, movement increases mobility, strengthens muscles, and boosts flexibility. Doing the exercises below also reduces the likelihood of painful falls because they also build lower body strength.  Hip Marches  Have your senior loved one stand behind…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on August 5, 2021

Dementia is a progressive condition that causes symptoms, such as memory loss, confusion, poor decision-making, and agitation, to worsen over time. However, developing a proper care plan, taking medications correctly, and letting go of bad habits could slow the progression of this neurological disorder and boost quality of life. Below…

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…