Category: Adult Day Health
It is common for some people in their senior years to suffer from clinical depression, but that doesn’t make it normal. More than six million Americans 65 years of age and older are affected by depression, but perhaps as few….
Caregiving for an older adult from a long distance doesn’t necessarily mean from across the country. If you live an hour or more away from a loved one who needs care, you may be feeling frustrated or guilty about not….
Adult Day Care programs have been a proven benefit … and blessing … to seniors and caregivers alike. For seniors who are living at home, adult day care programs provide meaningful social interaction. Even when there is a caregiver present,….
Difficult dementia behaviors can run the gamut from angry outbursts to more physical manifestations of conduct and dealing with them may be one of the most stressful duties of being a caregiver. Any anger or frustration you may feel as….
Studies have shown that music can increase brain connectivity in patients with dementia. But what does this mean? According to the Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease, research demonstrates how “…personalized music playlists can activate regions of the brain typically….
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. Some key warning signs that point to an Alzheimer’s….
A big part of aging well is brain health. As we age, our brains tend to lose some of their elasticity, making the connections we need to focus on tasks and remember things more difficult. By ensuring your brain is….
For most older adults, keeping their independence and autonomy is a primary concern, especially in the face of an illness or injury. The decision to bring in a home health aide to help with household chores and personal tasks can….
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Council on Aging, falls are the most common cause of injuries and hospital admissions for seniors. In addition to the financial costs associated with treating fall-related injuries, which….
There have been a number of studies in recent years on the effects of loneliness and solitary living on health, longevity, and well-being. While loneliness and isolation can have a negative effect on a person’s health at any age, seniors….