New research conducted a study of thousands of older adults in several countries to determine if walking pace is in any way related to dementia & Alzheimers. Researchers who attended the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen presented several studies focused on the markers related to early stages of dementia. They found that the pace at which older people walk may provide a reliable clue about how well their brain is aging and could eventually allow doctors to determine whether they are at risk of Alzheimer’s, researchers have found.
When aging parents and their caregivers get free time, it’s great to have a mixture of fun activities to help lift everybody's spirits and provide a chance to let your hair down. Exercise & activity is so important as it has the ability to boost one’s spirits and improve health.
The problem with not aging at home is that when issues like inability to fall asleep occur, a new environment such as a nursing home could create confusion and an unsafe environment. It’s not the sleeping part itself that is the problem but the after effects that are caused by lack of sleep and inability to gain proper rest. In the event that your loved one takes 30+ minutes to nod off, gets up over and over every night, has problems falling back to sleep, or gets up feeling tired and unable to work well the following day, they may be experiencing the effects of a sleeping disorder. One reason this may be occurring could be a direct result from things like acid reflux, a neurologic condition, prescriptions or even over-the-counter medications.
As temperatures soar, it’s important to drink plenty of water, especially if you’re outside and participating in activities. Dehydration, the loss of more water than you’re taking in, is a serious health risk during the summer months. But did you know that it can be a concern year round?
Your parents don’t want to leave their home; aging in place is the option they’ve chosen and the family wants to honor their wishes. There are ways to make aging in place a possibility for Mom and Dad and if the family caregivers band together, you can help your parents remain self-sufficient and independent for many more years.
Don’t spend the summer stuck inside! Getting outside, meeting new people, talking with friends, enjoying family, and moving around outside the house can be some of the most rewarding experiences of retirement. Even more, getting out of the house in the summer can be good for you!
Do you think you know all you need to know about long-term care insurance? Do you and your spouse have a long-term care insurance policy? If so, you may be interested to know that the long term care insurance industry has been faced with a high demand for the coverage and the challenges of keeping the policies affordable for those making the investment in it.
For individuals that live alone, security is a pressing concern. What happens in case you're home alone and fall, or have some other medicinal crisis? Suppose that there's nobody with you to call for help and worse, if you live alone, how long might it be before someone realizes you have fallen or injured yourself? These aren’t positive things to ponder but they are realistic.