When it becomes obvious that a loved one can’t get through a day without assistance, the logical next step is to begin looking into resources that can provide the added support they need. One of the first things that a home care company, adult day......

From visual impairment to arthritis, a number of different health conditions can impede the ease of just “picking up a book” most people take for granted. Unfortunately, this not only interferes with the continuation of a lifelong interest, but occurs at a vulnerable time in......

It’s estimated that about a third of all seniors 65 years of age and older experience some type of fall each year. Even a relatively minor fall can have potentially serious consequences, especially when it comes to maintaining mobility. Regardless of a resident’s physical abilities,......

As we age, the risk of cognitive diseases such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s becomes increasingly relevant.  Dementia symptoms reveal themselves in the form of slowed motor skills, worsened memory, and difficulty speaking; in the absence of intervention, these can progress rapidly.  Addressing and treating symptoms......

Making sure you get at least eight hours of productive sleep a night is also one of the surest ways to keep a sharp mind. No matter how much one learns in their waking hours, it is during slumber that our day’s events are processed......

What’s your “cheer up” song? Did you know that music may actually help boost your health as well as your mood? Music engages not only your auditory system but many other parts of your brain as well, including areas responsible for movement, language, attention, memory, and......

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative brain disorder, or motor system disorder that can make walking, talking and other everyday tasks difficult to complete. Between 50 and 60 thousand Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s each year. Symptoms generally develop slowly over years. The progression of symptoms......

When we think about dehydration, we tend to think that it’s a worry only for hot summer days. The truth is– dehydration can happen any time of year if you aren’t drinking enough fluids. If a senior you care for has any level of dementia,......

A fall can have big consequences for a senior. You could break a bone or find yourself stuck without an easy way to call for help. As you age, spending long periods in a hospital or becoming bedridden because of a fall comes with a......

Cardio, Strength Training, Flexibility, and Balance Exercises Will Give You Health and Independence Fitness at any age is important, but as a senior, it holds even more significance as it can mean the difference between independent living and assisted living. Fitness is not only great......