Invisible

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on October 13, 2021

Some degree of muscle loss is inevitable with aging, yet there comes a point where losing too much muscle mass can leave seniors vulnerable to health problems. If too much muscle is lost, seniors may not have the strength to manage their daily activities. Their quality of life may be…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on September 29, 2021

The purpose of assisted living is to provide immediate access to care while maintaining comfort and quality of life. While there are many ways older adults can benefit from this approach to care, some seniors prefer to make the switch back to a home setting if they’re able to do…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on September 15, 2021

Meditating can greatly enhance an older adult’s mental and physical wellbeing. Practicing meditation is also a safe and effective tool seniors can use to help them relax and lessen muscle tension. Here are a few ways your senior loved one may benefit from meditating.  Alleviates Stress Aging adults can experience…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on August 25, 2021

When your senior loved one is worried and distraught, restoring his or her equilibrium can be challenging, particularly if he or she has dementia. Although anti-anxiety medication is an option, many alternatives exist that lack the side effects of prescription drugs. Some techniques are preventive, while others melt tension in…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on August 11, 2021

Fitness specialists report that it’s never too late to get into shape. Older adults may be reluctant to get up and feel motivated to exercise. However, a little encouragement from family members might be all it takes for seniors to focus on their own physical health. Here are a few…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on July 28, 2021

Seniors with dementia often manage well in the early stages of the condition. However, they should have proper supervision once they begin to have more difficulty with memory loss and confusion. Ideally, you should begin to seek help with your senior loved one’s care before an accident occurs, and these…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on July 14, 2021

Modern technology is advancing faster than ever before. Most older adults haven’t become familiar with the popular electronic devices used today. However, there are many ways seniors can gain the knowledge and skills necessary to take advantage of technological devices.   Offer the Knowledge You’ve Learned Family members have the chance…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on June 30, 2021

Staying physically active throughout all stages of life is vital for maintaining flexibility, mobility, and balance. Active seniors tend to maintain significantly higher levels of both mental and physical health when compared to elderly individuals who live more sedentary lifestyles. However, not all forms of physical exercise are good for…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on June 16, 2021

When your mother or father experiences changes in physical or mental health that make it difficult to live alone safely, your first thought may be to invite your aging parent into your home to provide the necessary care. Yet, even the most loving and devoted adult children sometimes have difficulty…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on May 26, 2021

A Parkinson’s diagnosis often comes with many questions and fears. Right now, one of your biggest questions is how severe you can anticipate your senior loved one’s symptoms to get. Although everyone is unique, it helps to understand how Parkinson’s typically progresses so you can make the best decisions for…