Why Growing Old Is One of the Best Things That Can Happen to You
We all have to face growing old. Those of us who are lucky, anyway. Here I discuss why getting old is a privilege and all the reasons we should make the most of retirement.
Three Ways Seniors May Be Able to Stay in Their Homes
I wrote this article to help families find options that may help their loved ones stay in their homes for years to come, if at all possible. Learning about other possibilities can help secure more feelings of hope for better days. Talk to doctors, physical therapists, and families about concerns.
How Older Adults and Seniors Can Gradually Age in Place
How seniors can stay in their homes by gradually remodeling their houses, adding accommodations, and monitoring technology if needed.
Can You Slow the Human Aging Process With Diet and Exercise?
While humans cannot stop the aging process altogether, research indicates a healthy, nutrient-rich diet and routine exercise can actually slow the aging process. Diet and exercise can prevent age-related diseases and conditions from developing.
5 Things That You May (or May Not) Know About Dementia
Dementia is difficult to pin down. For some, its devastating effects come on gradually, while in other cases, they strike quickly and without warning, destroying their hapless victims in a matter of a few short months. These are a few things that our family learned after experiencing the latter.
Dementia: One Family's Struggle With This Merciless Killer
Most of us like to think that dementia is a slow process that progresses slowly. This is not always the case. This is the story of how my mother fell victim to this heinous condition out of the blue. It would, in only a few months, take everything from her, including her life.
Preventing Falls in Older Adults
Older adults are at higher risk for falls than their younger counterparts, but falls do not need to be a part of life. Read on to find out out to reduce your risk for falls through movement and exercise. These can be done with a physical therapist or at home on your own. Stay active everyone!
Aloysius Alzheimer: The Man Who Discovered Alzheimer's Disease
Aloysius Alzheimer was a German Neuropathologist and psychiatrist. He is credited with discovering the first published case of a condition that was known as “presenile dementia.” His colleague Emil Kraepelin would later refer to this condition as Alzheimer's disease.
25 Quotes That Encourage Relationships Among Older People
The following quotes encourage friendships and socialization among older people, in an effort to help them live happy, healthy lives. It is a proven fact that older people need other people.
Growing Older and Stronger (a Christian Perspective)
We measure the strength of our spirit inside us by the progress in four main areas of our lives: purpose, faith, hope, and love. Here, we look briefly at how we manifest these inner strengths.
Art Therapy and Working With Senior Citizens
Seniors often have more than just aging to deal with. With aging comes aches and pains they never had before, plus the grief of loss. There are many ways for seniors to improve their days by keeping busy and painting in watercolor.
40 Quotes About the Inner Strengths of Older People
Despite physical decline which signals aging, some older people maintain their inner strengths. The following 40 quotes are subdivided into four areas in which happy older people remain strong.
Forgetfulness: Do I Have Dementia or Alzheimer's Disease?
Forgetfulness is a common issue with the elderly as they grow older. This can be completely normal, or it can be a sign of dementia including Alzheimer's Disease. This is how you can tell.
What It's Like to Experience Alzheimer's: A Virtual Dementia Tour
A virtual dementia tour stimulates the conditions of someone suffering from dementia so that others can better understand some of the reasons for the strange behaviors. It also promotes more empathy.
Chinese Checkers With Pegs: Gift Idea for Less Nimble Fingers
Looking for a good gift for someone with less-than-nimble fingers? Consider Chinese checkers with pegs.
Facts About Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) in Older Adults
Tears remove bacteria and viruses from the surface of the eyes. Older people often produce fewer tears, which increases the risk of dry eyes and conjunctivitis.
Room Monitors for Elderly, Seniors, and Handicapped
Caregivers often use room monitors to make sure they have the situation under control when doing some house chores in another room. I review several room monitors and discuss their various features.
5 Tips to Reduce Nighttime Bathroom Visits
These are my top-five tips to reduce the need to visit the bathroom during the night. I've also included information on how to improve bladder control with exercise and information videos that will help you to reduce the need to get up to pee at night.
Caring for a Person With Dementia
Dementia is not a disease. It is, what we call in the medical parlance, a syndrome—a collection of symptoms and manifestations that can collectively represent a condition. It is vitally important to get the right diagnosis so the physician can plan the right treatment and management plan.
Help With Depression and Anxiety in the Elderly the Non Invasive Way
Depression is a geriatric problem facing seniors and older adults, which can be mistaken as a sign of aging but is actually an elderly illness. Learn to detect symptoms of depression and help elderly people in a non-invasive way.
Leg Swelling (Edema) in the Elderly: Causes and Treatment
Are your legs swelling? Leg swelling, or edema, is a common manifestation among the elderly. In most instances, such swelling is harmless. Here's how you can treat this swelling.
Benefits of Music in Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, and Health
Listening to music can awaken forgotten memories and happy emotions. The activity has helped people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia as well as other people.
Tips for Improving Nutritional Intake of the Elderly
Problems maintaining sufficient and proper nutrition can become a problem for many elderly individuals. Here are some tips to help keep them healthy.