Tag Archives: Senior Health

How to Support Someone With Arthritis

One in four adults in the United States has been diagnosed with a painful joint condition known as arthritis. The two most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused by the mechanical wear and tear on the body’s joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks […]

Love Beyond Time: Nurturing Intergenerational Bonds

In many cultures, the elder members of a family or group are revered beyond measure. This is due to their value as keepers of the traditions and stories. Seniors can pass along their lifetime of experience and knowledge to the next generation through storytelling and related activities. Traditions, histories, and culture are a big part […]

The Role of Exercise in Diabetic Senior Care

For individuals diagnosed with diabetes, managing care can involve quite a few things to remember. As we age, these things become even more vital to our continued successful health maintenance. The most important aspect of our health management that we should always adhere to is exercise. No matter our age, being able to engage in […]

5 Ways Caregivers Can Create a Meaningful Bond with Seniors

A caregiver is one of the most important roles in a senior’s life. There is a level of trust, respect, and understanding that goes into each interaction these two people may have. Ensuring that you start your relationship with the senior you care for on the right foot is key to creating a long, meaningful […]

Music is the Spice of Life: How Music Helps Memory Loss

If music is the food of love, play on. This line from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night shows that music is interwoven into all elements of our lives. If love is enough to help the ones we love, then by extension, music can help us feed our loved ones’ minds, bodies, and souls. Music therapy has been […]

Tips for Seniors to Remain Active During Colder Months

Staying physically active can become more challenging as the weather gets colder, especially for seniors. It’s well known that the change in weather can lead to seasonal depression in some, while cold weather can exacerbate certain physical conditions – such as arthritis – in others. The choice to remain active despite the changes is a […]

Emotional Wellness Activities for Seniors

Wellness isn’t just about physical health. There is a mind and body connection that can’t be overlooked. Keeping track of your loved ones’ emotional well-being is just as important as their physical health. In fact, a Yale study on aging and retirement found that seniors with a positive view of their lives and themselves lived […]

Combatting Seniors’ Biggest Challenges

Getting older can be difficult, but we can give our loved ones the confidence they need by understanding what they face. What concerns our aging loved ones have can be redirected with the correct level of support from us.  While some of their challenges are a matter of stereotypes and mindset, most have real solutions […]