While the holidays can be a happy and cheerful time, often many older adults struggle with feelings of loneliness and isolation over the holiday season. If you have concerns about an aging loved one in your life having a difficult time, there are steps you can take to help brighten their holidays.
It can be difficult to know what’s best for your aging family member. Many older adults wish to remain at home and maintain their independence, but the time may come where the living arrangements need to change for your aging parent’s safety and wellbeing.
Fall is an important time to focus on the health and wellbeing of older adults. There are many different factors that can affect the way we age and there are choices we can make which can go a long way towards promoting healthy aging. We’re never too old to adopt new healthful habits, and research has found that even making minor lifestyle changes can lead to a longer and higher quality of life.
Dancing is a great way for seniors to stay healthy and remain active, while having some fun! Inspired by her granddaughter, Maggie took a leap to try something new, and fell in love with a hobby that felt good and was good for her.
Every year, billions of dollars are lost by the elderly through scams and fraud. When helping an elderly relative manage their finances, there are things that you can look out for to try and protect them from abuse.
Behavior and personality can often change with dementia, and these changes can often be hard for family and friends to deal with. Everyone’s situation is different; for some the symptoms can be gradual, and for others the changes can be more sudden. Learning to understand these behaviors and addressing the triggers can help mitigate the effects on your family.
When managing the care of an aging loved one, sometimes you may need more help than you’re able to do on your own. Whether you need help with managing finances, with navigating a difficult or recent diagnosis, or maybe you just need assistance with handling arrangements for day-to-day care, a geriatric care manager may be the right option for you and your family.
Caring for an aging parent from a distance is hard. Whether you’re one hour away, or across the country, there are steps that can be taken to make your situation more manageable, and to make sure your loved one is getting the assistance they need.
As Daylight Savings time ends, we can’t help but think of the many ways to enjoy the longer daylight ahead of us. Learn how Stan takes advantage of the extra sunlight and dives into his favorite new hobby, gardening.
New Year’s resolutions provide us the opportunity to start on the path towards ways we can improve our life and outlook! Creating and following New Year’s Resolutions are hit and miss with many people, and can be more complicated for older adults. Learn more about how new years resolutions fit into the lives of aging adults.