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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

10 Ways Downsizing Is Beneficial For Seniors

People get excited about spring cleaning for a reason. It feels good to get rid of clutter and release things that are no longer useful to us. Every single thing that you own requires some small amount of your attention whether you use it or not. Minimizing your belongings can bring more freedom to your life and reduce stress. But those are not the only benefits. Let’s take a look at 10 ways that downsizing can be beneficial for older adults. It makes moving easier. Continue reading →

A Senior’s Guide to Safely Enjoying the Outdoors in Summer

Summer can be a time of fun and adventure, but it can also be a time of concern for older adults. As we age our bodies change, and health problems and medications can make us more susceptible to heat, humidity, and sun exposure. A study by researchers at Duke University found that over 80% of heat-related deaths each year are in people aged 60 and over, but that doesn’t mean that you have to spend the summer indoors. Following a few safety tips will ensure Continue reading →