Wellness

7 Benefits of Keeping Couples Together in Assisted Living

Benefits of Keeping Couples Together In Assisted Living

Keeping Senior Couples Together

From the moment your parents met, they were inseparable. They used to tell you stories about all the things they used to do together and the places they used to go. But now, their differing care needs are making it harder for them to continue the lifestyle they’ve always enjoyed together. A move for mom is imminent, and dad is beside himself because he may have to live apart from her for the first time in years. What do you do when a situation like this occurs? Do you simply allow your parents to be separated or do you find a solution that can keep them together?

Tips to Protect Seniors During Flu Season

Protecting Seniors During Flu Season

Influenza, otherwise known as the flu, is a common viral infection that many people face during the dreaded “flu season” that occurs from around October until May. With symptoms including high fever, aching muscles, chills, sweating, headache, fatigue, nasal congestion, sore throat and dry coughing, this virus is no fun for anyone.

At-Home Exercises for Seniors with Dementia

Seniors with Dementia Benefit From Exercising At Home

At Home Exercises

Seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia often have trouble being in loud, crowded areas. When overwhelmed or overstimulated, they become agitated and restless and they may even start to wander. Many times, seniors with dementia prefer quiet, one-on-one interactions, which can make some everyday activities a little more difficult to partake in. One of these is exercise. Many gyms can be loud and full of strange noises that can confused loved ones with dementia, so that leaves it to us to find ways seniors can effectively exercise at home.

Wake Up to the Link Between Sleep and Dementia

Health Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors

Tips for Dealing with Changes in Nutritional Needs of Seniors

Coping with Caregiver Stress

Coping with Caregiver Stress

Being a full-time caregiver can be an extremely rewarding job. Knowing that you get to help your loved one through difficult times and be there for them when you are needed can make you feel good and helpful, however, it can also bring about some not-so-good symptoms. Those who are full-time caregivers are prone to more health problems and stress than those who are not caregivers. This is caused, most times, by neglecting their own well-being and focusing too much on the person that they are caring for.

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