It should come as no surprise that exercising is just plain good for our health – no matter what our age. As we get older though, exercise is more important for a variety of reasons that include: Staying active will help keep your weight down and that will make you healthier Being active will help with balance issues Weight bearing exercises might stave off the effects of osteoporosis
Monthly Archives: April 2015
It’s been said that “music can soothe the savage beast.” Music has also been shown to relax individuals undergoing medical treatments, those recovering from illnesses or injuries or those who simply need to lower their blood pressure. Whether the music is classical, rock and roll or a parent singing to a child, music can help individuals connect with one another.
Don’t you miss those days when you could “sleep like a baby?” Do you look at your pets with envy the way they curl up on the couch and nod off in less than a minute? If you’re a caregiver you need to do what you can to get a great night’s sleep so that you can perform at your best at work, with your family and with your aging loved ones.
If your aging loved one is getting to the point that they are starting to need assistance in their everyday life, it can create a sense of hardship and stress for everyone. Specifically, driving a motor vehicle is one of those things that may need to be addressed sooner than later as your aging senior gets to a certain age or a point where there is a medical concern. The decision to address driving as a concern can many times be a heart wrenching one, especially knowing that it may result in taking away their freedom and ability to feel independent.
Most seniors would prefer to live our their lives, as they age, in the comfort of their own home. Although this may seem like a no brainer to many, the fear of a loved one falling or having a medical emergency when no one is around can be a frightening feeling! Independence is a great thing but as our loved ones age, their ability to continue the lifestyle they have enjoyed throughout their life changes. Many times, the things they are used to doing in everyday life because too difficult or dangerous to do on their own. These could be tasks as simple as cleaning the house, making dinner and even showering or bathing.
The prices we pay for the essentials like gas, groceries, medical costs and more continue to increase year after year. Many seniors are finding that money can be tight as they age so it is important to remind our loved ones of ways to stretch the almighty dollar.