Wellness

Tips for Coping When a Spouse Moves to Memory Care

Successful Prevention & Recovery from Strokes

Strokes are one of the most sudden, catastrophic causes of long-term disability and the fifth leading cause of death in America. According to the National Stroke Association®, around 795,000 people in the United States are affected by a stroke each year and yet few people know what a stroke is or how to know one is occurring.

Eye Disease in Seniors: Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

As seniors age, eye diseases become much more common. Issues with vision – such as low vision, cataracts, glaucoma or macular degeneration – increase dramatically the more seniors age. According to AARP’s article titled the 3 Eye Diseases of Aging, out of those over the age of 50, more than 2 million have age-related macular degeneration. The article also states that out of those 40 and over, about 25 million people have cataracts and more than 2.5 million have glaucoma.

Preventing Temperature-Related Illness in Seniors

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), older adults are more prone to heat stress than many other age groups. Seniors’ bodies are not as capable of adjusting to high temperatures as younger adult bodies are.

The Power of Self-Worth: Tips on Validation Therapy for Memory Loss

Tips for Helping Your Loved One Feel at Home in Assisted Living

How to Help Your Loved One Feel at Home in Assisted Living

Change is seldom easy. But when so much changes at once, the effects can be unsettling. For your older loved one anticipating a move to an Assisted Living community, their entire established way of life is about to be upended. They’ll need to start over in making their new residence into a place they are happy to call home.

Tips on Maintaining Flexibility for Healthy Senior Living

Maintaining Flexibility for Healthy Senior Living

As we get older, the physical changes that occur naturally in our bodies can keep us from doing what we love. Muscles shrink and their fibers decrease, and tendons lose their water content, making our bodies stiff and unable to tolerate stress. Unless we work to keep our muscle tissue and tendons strong as we age, we might as well kiss our flexibility good-bye.

Senior Tips for Standing Tall and Preventing Falls

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