Senior Community Living Offers Emotional And Mental Health Benefits

It is estimated that around 20% of those aged 55 and older deal with some type of emotional or mental health concern. The most common of these are severe cognitive impairment, anxiety, and depression. Among these depression is the most prevalent and can cause impaired physical, mental, and social functioning in addition to personal distress and suffering. These problems are grossly overlooked and so many older adults go untreated, suffering in silence, which harms their quality of life. Many older adults find themselves isolated and Continue reading →

Keeping Seniors Well-Hydrated In Summer Heat

Dehydration is a serious issue for all ages, but for older adults, it can have especially harmful effects. But when we reach our senior years, maintaining adequate hydration isn’t just as simple as gulping a glass of water when we feel thirsty. Today we will discuss why staying hydrated is so vitally important for older adults, how caregivers can recognize dehydration, as well as some tips to help make sure you or your aging loved ones get plenty of fluids during the heat of summer, Continue reading →

Mental And Emotional Struggles That Male Caregivers Face

Traditionally the role of family caregiver has been filled by women, and even today most caregivers are still women. However, in recent years there has been a shift towards more men fulfilling this role. Husbands, sons, brothers, and other male loved ones are stepping up to fill the needs within their families to care for their aging loved ones whether by necessity or choice. Today will discuss male caregivers and some of the mental and emotional challenges they face in this new role. The Data Continue reading →

The Healing Power Of Music In Memory Care

Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia are some of the most devastating diagnoses for seniors. The tragic effects steal their precious memories a little at a time. There is one area of the brain that remains mostly undamaged throughout the disease process though, and that is the area of musical memory. Memories that are linked to music are often preserved for seniors with dementia, even in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Research suggests that both emotional and behavioral benefits can be achieved for Continue reading →

Step Into Spring With These Fun Activities For Seniors

Winter is a tough time of year for seniors. Being cooped up inside for months takes its toll and affects both mental and physical well-being. But thankfully after a long, dark winter, there is the promise of springtime with more hours of sunshine and a much more appealing forecast. Now that spring is here it’s time to take advantage of the milder weather to get outdoors, soak up some vitamin D, and get some fresh air into your lungs. It’s also a great time to Continue reading →

5 Important Tips To Help Seniors Do Their Spring Cleaning Safely

Do your countertops look like a department store display of kitchen gadgets and small appliances? Do you have so much furniture lying around that your living room is looking more like a garage sale? If your answer is yes or you had to stop and think about it, it’s time for some spring cleaning and clutter removal. Spring is the season that inspires us to make changes and freshen up everything in our lives, get rid of junk, and make our homes clean, bright, and Continue reading →

Understanding The Differences Between A Senior Living Community And A Nursing Home

When the topic of senior living comes up most people’s thoughts go straight to nursing homes. The terms are often used interchangeably which promotes the misconception that senior living communities and nursing homes are one and the same. While in years past senior living, options may have been extremely limited, today there are several options available to seniors to meet their needs as they age. Senior living is no longer synonymous with a nursing home and today we will share with you the differences between Continue reading →

Creative Activities To Keep Senior’s Minds Active

Winter can have a dramatic impact on the well-being of seniors. This time of year limits older adults’ options when it comes to outdoor activities due to cold temperatures and slick, unsafe conditions, but the weather can’t limit creativity. Engaging in creative activities in their daily lives is a great way for seniors to keep their minds active even when they can’t get outside as often as they’d like. And while the weather may be starting to warm, there are still a few more weeks Continue reading →

Winter Safety- The Higher Risk of Hypothermia For Seniors

Winter can be a difficult time for many seniors, and here in Pennsylvania, we get the gamut of winter weather with rain, sleet, snow, ice, and frigid winds. This winter has seen much of the country under record low temperatures and buried in snow. During harsh winter weather, it is very important for older adults to be aware of the increased  risk of hypothermia for seniors as well as know how to avoid the dangers associated with cold weather. Here are some of the ways Continue reading →

Expert Insights Into Exercise And Aging

As we age we should constantly be searching for ways to optimize our physical, mental, and emotional well-being to remain as healthy as possible throughout our senior years. Nutrition is of course of vital importance and so is physical activity. Exercising on a regular basis is crucial to maintaining health as we age. It offers a wealth of benefits to seniors who make physical activities a part of their daily lives. As a matter of fact, exercise is one of the most vital components of Continue reading →
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