If you’ve experienced caregiver guilt, you’re not alone. Age related illness – whether it’s physical or mental – affects both the patient and the people close to them, who share in their pain and frustrations. And while it may be easy to feel overwhelmed when caring for your older loved one, the more calm and relaxed you are, the better you’ll be able to help the person you love – and yourself.
Spring is the perfect time of the year to add more fresh fruits and vegetables to your plate for every meal when leafy greens, luscious berries and crisp veggies are in season. This spring, we’ve found some great recipes that let these seasonal ingredients that are packed with important nutrients for seniors take center stage.… Read More
Like your heart, liver, or lungs, your brain is an integral part of your body, and it’s important to take steps to keep it healthy. As an older adult, when you focus on your health, it’s often to ensure you’ve got a good plan in place to stay physically healthy. Everyone knows that eating healthy foods, exercising, and seeing the doctor regularly can reduce our risk of serious health issues like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. But what’s less known is that the health of our brain is also important.… Read More
Aquatic exercise is beneficial for people of all ages, and is particularly good for older adults because exercising in water has little impact on the joints. In water, the weight of the body can be reduced by up to 90% depending on the water’s depth, which makes swimming and other water types ideal for those with age-related hip, knee or shoulder issues or arthritis. Of course, the benefits of exercising in the pool extend beyond being good for our joints.… Read More
What helps seniors strengthen their bones, improve circulation, improve mood and may even reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s? Hint: It’s not a prescription drug and it doesn’t cost a dime. If you guessed walking, you’d be right. Even a casual stroll reaps a myriad of health benefits for seniors, and because it is easy on the joints and able to be done almost everywhere, it’s an ideal exercise option for almost everyone.… Read More