There can come a time in your life when you need to make a difficult decision, whether to send an ill loved one to palliative care or hospice care. Both can bring comfort and relief, but they have some important differences. Learn everything you need to know here to help you make the best decision for your loved one. Palliative Care Palliative care has one goal and that’s to give those with a serious illness a better quality of life. It provides treatment to those with cancer, dementia, chronic disease, and other illnesses to allow for a more comfortable experience.…> Read More
There’s just something about the holidays that always feels a little magical. From the social get-togethers to Christmas tree shopping, to the nostalgic lights and decorations strewn along streets and in homes – the holidays make us feel a little more alive during the dark and cold winter months. For seniors, however, this time of year can be particularly difficult to endure with limited ability to get around and stay active and engaged with others. For families with aging loved ones, wintertime is when they really need us the most for beating those winter blues. To help, here are some…> Read More
Did you know that there are many people living with dementia today who don’t even know that they have the condition? Scientists are only starting to understand dementia and are finding that most people don’t understand what it is or what the symptoms even are. If you’d like to learn more, here are 5 things you likely didn’t know about dementia that could help you or a loved one with the condition. Woman Are Diagnosed More Than Men Dementia doesn’t discriminate but women tend to be diagnosed more often than men. Some scientists believe it’s because women tend to have…> Read More
Seniors are especially vulnerable to illness during the winter. If you want to boost your immune system for the winter weather, here are 7 tips to try. Do a Quick Cleanse Start the winter season off right with a quick gut cleanse. Removing heavy foods and replacing them with gut-friendly, nutrient-rich ingredients can help detox the body and boost the immune system. Eating vegetable soups filled with vitamin-dense foods like carrots, kale, celery, cabbage, and chard is recommended. Dinner options that feature omega-3 rich fish and dark leafy greens can also give you the healthy-kick you need when entering into…> Read More
Dedicating time for some fun and leisure is just as important for seniors as it is for children. It gets them out socializing with others, it helps to improve their memory, keeps their motor functions operating, improves their mental state, and helps keeps their entire health in check. If you’ve been looking for a few indoor leisure activities for seniors – whether it’s for you or an aging parent to try, here are a few we recommend that will keep you busy and entertained for hours. Container Gardening Even if it’s raining or snowing outside, seniors can still garden at…> Read More
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