4 Ways to Help Seniors Stay Young

Keeping the youthful energy elders once possessed can be a rough task for many aging adults. Physical and mental exhaustion contribute to seniors losing the vibrancy they used to have during their younger days. Just because they are aging doesn’t mean seniors have to resort to an immobile lifestyle. There is no rule that states they must be confined to their beds […]

How to Help Seniors Survive Allergy Season

As pollen fills the air, people affected by seasonal allergies are beginning to groan. Like millions of Americans, the elderly are not exempt from the stuffy noses and watery eyes that accompany allergies. But, unlike most of those millions, seniors often have complicating factors such as chronic diseases that can make it difficult to deal with their […]

3 Ways to Avoid Caregiver Resentment

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP report Caregiving in the U.S., approximately 43.5 million Americans will provide unpaid care to an adult or child this year. These family caregivers are performing a wide range of caregiving tasks; from running errands and food preparation to administering medication and clinical care. Caregiving can be incredibly rewarding and can also be […]

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6 V-Day Activities for Seniors

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples – everybody can celebrate! It’s the perfect time to show love and affection to all the people you care about. It’s also an opportunity to spend quality time with your older adult. 6 Cheerful Valentine’s Day Activities for Seniors 1. Create a festive environment Putting up decorations makes any […]

Top 10 Playlist for Dementia Patients

 “Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” – Plato Many people don’t realize the health benefits of music, especially in aiding patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, when used appropriately, music can “shift mood, […]

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Three New Year’s Resolutions You Should Keep

The New Year isn’t even a month old, but many people have already hit a roadblock while trying to keep their resolutions. In fact, only about eight percent of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions each year. Making resolutions so unattainable and complex that they are difficult to maintain long-term is the main reason resolutions aren’t […]

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3 Resolutions for Those Facing Chronic Illness

The regular holiday hustle and bustle is stressful enough, but when you add a serious chronic illness to the mix, life can be extra challenging. The cut-and-paste New Year’s resolutions we all fall back on like losing weight might apply to your situation, but there are a few other resolutions for those facing chronic illness […]

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How to Handle Dietary Restrictions During the Holidays

Food allergies, medical conditions and simple personal preference are all challenges encountered when preparing food for a large group of people, as often is the case during the holidays. Here are a few tips to make cooking during the holidays easier and to ensure that everyone enjoys the festivities.   Plan Ahead Make sure to […]

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3 Thoughtful Gifts for Family Caregivers

Caregivers come in all shapes and sizes and are an extremely important member of any family with a loved one with a medical condition. Caregivers are true to their namesake; they give so much to loved ones. The holidays are a great time to express gratitude to your loved one’s caregiver with a simple gift. […]

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5 Comforting Gift Ideas for Loved Ones

The holidays are a beautiful time for fellowship and gift-giving; however, hospice patients are not always able to experience this season in it’s fullness. Although nothing can beat the gift of love and companionship, receiving a physical gift could raise a hospice patient’s spirits instantly. Here are a few ideas of thoughtful and practical gifts […]