Your family health history is important. To emphasize that, the Surgeon General, along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, launched a national public health campaign called the Surgeon General's Family History Initiative, to encourage all American families to learn more about their family health history.
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Holidays are a wonderful time for most of us; we get together with family and friends some of whom we haven't seen since the previous year. For the elderly in your family though, the holidays can be stressful, depressing or even confusing, especially if their emotional and physical needs are not taken into account.
The holidays always provide a much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of daily living, along with the perfect opportunity to savor the company of your loved ones. While filling up on turkey, take the time to embrace the holiday's intended purpose and give thanks for the people in your life by creating lasting memories this Thanksgiving.
Tis the season for holiday travel and whether you do it by plane, train or automobile, there are some tips to make traveling with your elderly parent or other aging relative. You want to make certain that when you arrive at your holiday destination that you are not so stressed out from having gotten there that it takes you days to unwind only to realize you have to make the return trip.
The holidays are a time for family get-togethers, and those times together typically mean you will be gathering for a meal. Regardless of whether you're hosting a holiday meal, a birthday, or any other gathering of friends and family, with pre-planning you can offer a holiday meal on a budget.
Caregivers often devote countless hours and resources to their caregiving role, putting their loved ones before themselves and sacrificing their own time in order to provide the best possible care. Caregiving is a full time job, one that requires patience, love, passion, dependability and heart. Considering how taxing caregivers jobs are, each one deserves recognition for their extraordinary, complex and challenging role. Thankfully November is National Family Caregiver Month, a time for family, friends and neighbors to reflect on the caregivers in their lives who provide care for the sick, elderly and disabled members of American society.
It's that time of year again with costumes, haunted houses, parades, tricks and treats, and parties for Halloween. Kids love Halloween - they love spending the night out and about with their friends, sometimes leaving parents worried about the dangers they may face on the most frightful night of the year. So parents, how do you better ensure your child's Halloween safety when you’re not around? Fortunately for you, there are discussions you can have with your kids and technologies you can invest in that can help keep them safety, track their whereabouts, and give you greater peace of mind throughout the night. Here are just a few Halloween safety tips to help ensure a fun and safe night:
With the absence of child rearing and demanding careers, seniors finally have the opportunity to engage in numerous activities and maintain active social lives. However, the reality is that most seniors, experiencing the losses associated with aging, become isolated and risk suffering from debilitating depression rather than staying socially active with friends and within the community. The health benefits associated with maintaining an active social life are substantial, however. The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found that elderly people who maintain an active social life have a slower rate of memory decline. According to PubMed Central, socially active and productive people also live significantly longer than those who are not.
Days are shorter, nights are cooler, and the leaves have changed colors and dropped. Fall is almost over. Many people find fall to be their favorite season while others see it only as the precursor to old man Winter! Soon many older adults will begin their annual trek south to escape the cold, snowy season they face at home.