The cold weather is among us and it is especially important for seniors to plan and prepare for the winter months ahead. Some typical hazards that can happen in the winter months include falling on the ice and catching a cold or the influenza virus. Using common sense and being cautious can help prevent these […]
The Benefits of Pet Companionship for Seniors
Using animals to offset emotional and physical problems and to improve quality of life is known as animal-assisted therapy or pet therapy. Pet therapy is especially helpful for seniors who as a group commonly experience loneliness, depression, and various health issues. “We know from studies that interacting with pets can have a direct influence on […]
Could it be Alzheimer’s?
Forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging, but how can you tell when it’s more than just a “senior moment”? One in eight people 65 and older have Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s causes nerve cell death and tissue loss throughout the brain. As the disease progresses, brain tissue shrinks and areas containing cerebrospinal fluid become […]
5 Tips to Improve Memory and Mental Performance
Five tips to keep your brain healthy, improve memory and mental performance. People over 65 can benefit greatly from daily exercise and quality sleep.
Advance Health Care Directives
What is an Advance Health Care Directive? Simply put, and Advance Health Care Directive (also known as a living will) is a legally binding document to ensure that your end-of-life wishes are followed. In the event that you become incapacitated and are unable to make medical decisions for yourself, your living will becomes your voice. […]