If your parent or loved one has a memory impairment, it can be emotionally challenging at times. It is hard to see someone you care deeply about forget cherished memories, or even more difficult, forget who you are.
With 1 in 3 adults in the United States having high blood pressure, or hypertension, it’s a health topic on the minds of many. While hypertension is very common, it’s also very manageable and preventable.
If you’re a family caregiver, in-between caring for your loved one and other responsibilities, you likely have limited time to cook healthy meals for them or yourself. Meal prepping can be the solution to this problem.
Dementia is a term used to describe a variety of symptoms that affect a person’s cognitive function, which can impact their ability to communicate, think, reason, remember, and more.
With the increase of online social communities, the evaluation of social interaction has changed considerably in the last few decades. However, one thing remains consistent - the absence of social interactions may lead to social isolation. While social isolation may not sound like a significant concern, it can increase our risk of developing depression, anxiety, and a weakened immune system.
Topics: Social Wellness
With one in four seniors falling every year, the importance of fall prevention and education is invaluable to ensure the safety and overall well-being of the senior in your life. Reducing the likelihood of a fall can be accomplished with a few precautionary steps in your loved one’s living space.
Topics: Helpful Tips
The decision to move your loved one to a senior living community is not one to be taken lightly. There are a lot of elements that contribute to this decision, such as the level of care your senior loved one needs, the lifestyle he or she wishes to keep up, and his or her current living situation. A significant part of this choice is finding a senior living community that fits all of you and your loved one’s needs.
A family caregiver also referred to as an informal caregiver, is a person who cares for a parent, spouse, or family member, providing them with assistance in their activities of daily living. It is estimated that over 40 million Americans provide informal care to a loved one in the United States.
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative condition that develops over time in different stages. Unfortunately, one risk factor for Parkinson's disease is age. Although most people with Parkinson’s first develop the disease around 60 years old, about 5 to 10 percent of those with Parkinson's have "early-onset" disease, which can begin before the age of 50.
It is estimated that over 85 million adults in the United States have one or more types of cardiovascular diseases, with the numbers highest for those 60 years and older. As we age, it becomes even more important to think about our heart health and steps we can take to reduce our risk of developing cardiovascular disease.