When is the last time you put on some music and did a little dancing? Not only is dancing still a fun choice of activity for seniors, it comes with a lot of benefits. Here are a few reasons it should be on your list of things to do.
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When you're the primary caregiver for a senior loved one, you want to be sure that their needs are covered while you're away on vacation. Unfortunately, that can be a difficult conversation, especially if they're upset about being left behind. By adding these conversations to your To Do list, you can ensure a healthier experience for both you and your loved one.
The end of the school year is drawing near and that means that it is time to start preparing for graduation ceremonies. Graduation ceremonies are a special event that no one should have to miss out on. However, there are complications that can arise when trying to get your aging senior to a graduation ceremony. Research and planning ahead can ensure that graduation day goes smoothly and is memorable for all the right reasons. Use our preparation checklist below to get ready for a great graduation.
Depression is a serious condition that can really hamper the quality of life for people, especially elders. In their twilight years, a lot of people may find many reasons to be depressed, and oftentimes those reasons compound with depression to make things even more difficult. For example, a senior who is growing older may realize they don't have the energy or confidence that they used to have, and in becoming depressed, may put forth even less energy and effort. It can be a vicious cycle. Interested in helping your senior through depression? Consider the following tips:
Seniors have the chance to play games online. This allows them to keep their mind sharp - and some games allow them to play against the computer or other real people online. This keeps them busy so that they have something to look forward to every day.
If you're a senior who has been feeling lonely lately, you might have considered the idea of getting a dog. After all, dogs can provide loyalty and affection. And they can add a measure of physical security to the home. If you do decide that this is the pet for you, here are three small breeds with traits that make them especially suitable for senior owners.
Learn how you can help keep New Braunfels seniors from falling out of bed and protect your elderly loved one. Check out the video below.
The moment you hear a loved one has developed Alzheimer's, you need to create a financial planning checklist. This will allow you to plan for all of the new expenses you will incur. Failure to plan appropriately could send you into a downward spiral – and this can be avoided easily enough.
Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that not only affects cognitive function, it changes the brain tissue itself. Because of this, many sufferers will experience changes in mood and personality over the course of the illness. A common symptom of Alzheimer's is agitation. When it surfaces, here are a few tips on how to help your loved one cope with it.