Spring has arrived once again and the weather is perfect for getting out and about and trying new things. There are a variety of activities to do during the Spring season. Here is a list of 3 activities that seniors should try this Spring.
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Spring times brings a nice change of scenery as well as warmer weather in most places. But it also brings with it some long-standing customs. One of them is Spring Cleaning! If you are ready to help the senior in your life to thoroughly clean their home, you can likely think of a ton of things that need to get done. But here is a basic checklist to get you started.
Whether you are a senior who has been thinking about your long lost Valentine or a good friend or workmate you lost touch with, social media is a good avenue for you to find them. Here are a few tips to help you do that.
The forgetful senior who is looking for his phone while it's in his hand or who loses the name of a place mid-sentence is a common stereotype, and it is sometimes even used to poke fun at the trials of getting older. Jokes about memory loss and aging fill birthday cards and television shows, but beneath the gags is the worry that these lapses point to something more serious. It can be difficult to identify the line between normal age-related memory loss and early signs of dementia, especially if you are a caregiver and want to be on the lookout for signs as early as possible for treatment and intervention.
Getting regular exercise is great for people of all ages, including seniors. If you are enjoying, or approaching, your golden years, and you want to start an exercise regimen, you are definitely embarking on a journey that leads to tremendous benefits. Here are 5 tips to keep in mind that will help you make sure your exercise routine is both safe and effective.
It is easy for anyone to lose track of time while they are sitting on the couch and enjoying their favorite movies or television shows. However, just like the younger generation, it is important to monitor the amount of time seniors spend sitting on the couch being inactive. While relaxation is vital for everyone, make sure that you set limitations for your loved one, and communicate those limitations effectively and so both you and your senior friend or family member is happy and on board.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), sometimes called seasonal depression or winter depression, affects seniors and millions of other Americans every fall and winter. Thankfully, there is much that can be done about it. And since we have reached the time of the year when we get a lot less of that bright sun we love, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Sleep apnea and Alzheimer's disease are common in the U.S., especially among seniors. A recent study suggests a connection between the two. Here are some facts about each illness, and information about the possible link.