Mental Stimulation Games for the Elderly

After staggering down the steps early in the morning to make coffee, you start playing a game of online chess. Sounds like a funny way to start the day, but this is just one example of how game playing provides mental stimulation. This ten-minute round of speed chess not only provides the player with a [Read More]

The importance of good balance can never be underestimated. It is essential to good health and independence as we age. Senior citizens do not want to become dependent upon loved ones or caregivers to have basic needs addressed; they want to remain autonomous and self-directed. Good balance plays a huge role in achieving these goals. [Read More]

Injury and Rehabilitation Tips

Entering a nursing rehabilitation center no longer holds the stigma it once did. In the past, older people feared nursing home placement thinking it was the “end of the line.” Today, nothing could be farther from the truth! Specialized Centers  Nursing and rehabilitations centers have become highly specialized healthcare facilities. Knowledgeable and versed in the [Read More]

Falling down is a part of life. When we are toddlers, falling is a natural part of learning to walk. We fall down and “go boom”. We wobble and fall when learning to ride a bike. Mastering motor skills does not come immediately for most people. Learning new physical skills requires trial, error and repetition. [Read More]

Choosing the Right Healthcare Facility

When it comes to the elderly loved ones in our lives, their healthcare conditions and needs change as time progresses. When faced with making healthcare decisions for a loved one, most people just want to make the best choice. They want to know that care is being delivered properly and their loved one is happy [Read More]

Medication Management in the Elderly

Your mom just called at an odd time of the day and she sounds a bit “off”. The words, “How are you?” quickly fall from your mouth as you begin to feel panicked. Running through a mental checklist of what could be wrong, you start to slowly work through some questions. Finally you ask the [Read More]

Hygiene Tips for the Elderly

If you’re a caregiver, you may have to address uncomfortable issues such as poor hygiene with the elderly individuals in your life. As a grown child trying to care for a parent, how should this situation be handled? Hygiene can be a touchy subject to address with anyone, let alone an elderly loved one in [Read More]

36 million licensed drivers over the age of 65 are on the roads. That number will only increase as the population continues to grey. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 586 older drivers are injured every day in automobile accidents. As a younger person, the greatest thrill imaginable is getting a driver’s license [Read More]

Recreational activities enrich our lives in so many ways. Consider all of your favorite activities and how they make life better. Think about why they are enjoyable and what life would be like without them. Recall all of the positive experiences and memories that were created as a result. We forget all of the hard [Read More]

How to Combat Decreased Mobility When Aging

As each birthday passes, the undeniable feeling of stiffness seems to increase each year. Getting out of bed or up from a chair seems a little harder than it did the day before. Taking long car rides usually results in aching joints and may require a few extra minutes to “get going” before taking that [Read More]

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