8 Lifestyle Changes To Promote Brain Health And Mental Agility

Changes happen in every area of our bodies as we age, including our brains. Through medical research, we have learned that certain areas of the brain shrink over time, especially those related to learning and performing complex mental tasks. Inflammation may develop due to disease or injury, and neurons in certain parts of the brain may not communicate as effectively as they once did. Changes like this can have a significant impact on cognitive function for even the healthiest seniors and this poses challenges for Continue reading →

A 5-Layered Approach To Maintaining An Independent Lifestyle

Maintaining an independent lifestyle is a top priority for aging adults, and independence means a lot more than living on your own. It means being able to thrive with a sense of complete freedom. There are a few important things to consider that are required to maintain an independent lifestyle as we age. There are five basic areas that we must consider as we seek to prolong independence for seniors throughout the aging process. 1- Nutrition As we age our nutritional needs change. Understanding these Continue reading →

Unexpected Ways The Holidays Impact Aging Adults

With December bringing with it colder weather and holiday preparations many of us are embracing the holiday season. For many, this is the most joyful and exciting time of year, but for some, it can have unexpected effects on their mental and physical health. Amid the hustle and bustle of the holidays, older adults may find themselves feeling depressed, lonely, and overwhelmed. To better understand how this holiday season can bring up difficult emotions for seniors we’ll take a look at some of the most Continue reading →

How To Set a Healthy Holiday Table for Seniors

The holiday season can be difficult to navigate when you or a loved one has special dietary needs. Tables full of delicious yet fatty and high-sodium foods and trays of tempting sweets can pose major problems for seniors with various health conditions or who take certain medications. There are many things to consider when planning a holiday feast for seniors. Here are some tips to help make sure meals are satisfying without compromising health or nutritional needs. Focus On Nutrition One thing to keep in Continue reading →

Age-Related Memory Loss – When To See Your Doctor

Aging is an inevitable part of life. The aging process brings many changes to both our bodies and our brain. Some of those changes are related to our memory. While people may joke about having a "senior moment", age related memory problems can sometimes be a very serious matter. Some degree of forgetfulness and memory lapses are to be expected as we get older, but how do you know what's normal, what's not, or when you should speak with your doctor about your memory problems? Continue reading →

5 Tips to Help Seniors Stay Safe Online

Social media, online shopping, and entertainment have become a normal part of daily life for many people today. Shopping, ordering movies, and communicating with family and friends from the comfort of your own home are convenient and helpful for seniors, but it also comes with new dangers as well. In 2020 alone seniors lost more than $1 billion to scammers and thieves that prey on older adults in the digital world. Today we will share with you 6 tips to help you stay safer online. Continue reading →

Hair Color Tips For Mature Women

One inevitable part of growing older is that eventually, your hair is going to start losing its natural color. Turning gray happens to everyone. While some women choose to embrace their gray hair as a well-earned symbol of wisdom and honor. For others, it’s an unwelcome part of the aging process. If you aren’t yet ready to embrace those grays then it’s time to talk about hair color and how to choose a flattering color that will help you look years younger. When selecting a Continue reading →

Five Fun Fall Activities for Seniors

The arrival of fall means three things- gorgeous fall foliage, crisp morning and evening air, and fun activities that incorporate all the splendor and joy of the season. These days jumping into a pile of leaves may sound more like an injury waiting to happen than a fun time, but we’ve come up with a list of five fun fall activities to get you excited for autumn. Go Apple Picking- The hot summer days are past us now, and fall is the perfect time to Continue reading →

Keep Your Brain Active with Puzzles, Games, and Education

Using your brain is one of the best ways to sustain cognitive functions and improve memory as you age. Some of the best ways to keep your brain healthy and active are by engaging in ongoing education, puzzles, and games. Any activity that challenges your brain by requiring that you learn new skills or retain new information will help to support an aging brain. Researchers have found that the more an area of the brain is used the better the body maintains the neurons in Continue reading →

Indoor Activities for Seniors- Staying Active When the Weather Is Bad

Staying both physically and mentally active is important for everyone, but it’s especially important for seniors. This is pretty easy when the weather is nice and you can get outside, but it’s a little more challenging to keep your mind and body active when the weather takes a turn for the worse. Whether it’s too hot, too cold, or too stormy sometimes you end up stuck indoors for days on end. Here are some ideas of indoor activities that you can do to keep yourself Continue reading →
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