We often take our grandparents for granted and forget to spend more time with them. But with our busy schedules, it’s often hard to fit in the time to visit our parents, let alone anyone else in the family. However, with these quick tips, you’ll be able to spend more quality time with your grandparents, who always appreciate a visit. Call Them Monthly (Or Weekly!) Taking ten minutes to pick up the phone and call them once a month shouldn’t take up too much time out of your schedule. Just remember, your grandparents are often busy enjoying their retirement. So…> Read More
Does your loved one require attentive care at least once a day? If so, it’s time to consider your options. When it comes to senior care, there is a wide range of plans out there to choose from. But it’s important first to understand your health conditions and what the best care options are for you. Here we’ll outline what you need to think about and all the options that are available. Nursing or Retirement Home A nursing or a retirement home care is an option to consider. However, not all facilities offer dedicated services or properly trained medical staff.…> Read More
Do you have a loved one who’s struggling with the changes that come with age? We all know that as we get older, there comes a time when our physical health starts to decline. But what most people are never ready for is the mental health changes that are also associated with the natural process of ageing. So if you or a loved one is finding it difficult to cope with the impacts of ageing, it’s essential to get a clear understanding of what causes mental health decline in seniors and what you can do to help. Depression Many seniors…> Read More
Aging occurs whether we like it or not, whether we’re ready for it or not, and it happens to everyone. How well we age though is something that is affected by many factors. Why are certain 80-year old seniors able to outsmart younger family members and be in great physical condition? Yet a 65-year old senior may be struggling with driving, memory and making decisions. Changes in cognitive health and abilities is uneven and depends on many lifelong interactions. Environmental factors seem to have a negative effect on cognitive health. Let’s look at what studies have shown: What’s Normal? As people age, they find that they have diminished speed of processing information. They also have a reduced volume of information they can take in at the same time. And they have a slower rate of new learning abilities. Most young people can attest to that last one when trying to…> Read More
Because our brain helps us to remember, organize tasks, make decisions and plan, its health is essential to living a healthy and independent life. As we age, many changes occur within our bodies. Muscles are less flexible, our vision changes, it becomes more difficult to do certain physical tasks. Our brain experiences changes as well. One common change in seniors is mild forgetfulness. The depth of this symptom is a marker for normal aging. We are all going to get older, as are our parents, so let’s look at 6 ways aging affects the brain. Some Undisputed Facts Brain functions tend to decline as we age but vary from person to person. There is no size fits all. Blood flow is reduced in certain parts of the brain especially those related to learning abilities. This is exacerbated by high blood pressure, high cholesterol and fats, as well as smoking. Consequently,…> Read More
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