The long, dark winter months can bring with something with them called seasonal depression. This is a specific type of depression that becomes worse in the darker months and lessens a bit in the spring and the summer. Anyone can be affected by seasonal depression, but it can be especially damaging for older adults.
Perhaps you never imagined you would be caring for your elderly mother, but that’s what’s happening now. As a family caregiver, you are experiencing a tremendous amount of stress. That stress can be affecting your career, relationships, and your health. You don’t have to continue down this road, though. Assisted living is a wonderful option.
We’re all familiar with “The Talk.” It can be sensitive, uncomfortable, and awkward. You want to make sure you’re providing useful information without embarrassment, and you want to create a safe environment for questions or concerns.
There’s nothing like sharing a good laugh with an old friend, hugging a grandchild, reminiscing on the past with your now-adult children, or even sitting in comfortable silence with your spouse. All of these are forms of connection, something that—at our core—is a basic human need.
Eating a balanced diet of nutritious foods allows you to feel well, look well, and be well. Many people know that certain foods can support different systems in your body. We’ve all been told that an apple a day keeps the doctor away; carrots improve vision, garlic benefits the immune system, and eggs may promote hair growth.
As an older adult or the caregiver of one, you may be wondering how much exercise is required to maintain certain aspects of health, such as weight, flexibility, or balance.
Dear Resident and/or Family Members:
As many of you may know, the recent spread of the coronavirus around the world is justifying significant concern among the public and health professionals. Our commitment never wavers when it comes to the health and safety of our residents, and we are actively monitoring any developments of the new strain of coronavirus or COVID-19.
Caring for a senior parent or loved one can be challenging, but what about when you live a distance away? How do you assist them when seeing him or her on a daily basis is not an option? You can help and care for your loved one from afar. However, there may come a time when the day-to-day caregiving must be provided by someone local.
As we age, our metabolism changes and our bodies require different minerals and nutrients. Having a lack of these vitamins and nutrients in your diet as an older adult can cause low energy, low appetite, and a lower immunity level.