Caring for Your Skin as You Age
Taking good care of your skin is important at any age. And it goes beyond just the cosmetics of trying to look younger. Did you know that skin cancer is one of the fastest growing cancers in the United States.
The Power of Protein in the Older Adult Diet
An older adult’s diet can have an impact on how much age-related muscle loss they experience. Poor choices can lead to a loss of strength that contributes to balance problems and falls. A healthy diet rich in fiber, fruits, vegetables and protein can help lessen the chances of those happening and/or delay a decline in muscle strength.
How to Start a Caring Conversation with a Loved One Who Is Ill
Many families struggle to accept that a loved one is nearing the end of their life. Putting off necessary conversations is often just fear and denial. If your family has a senior who has declining health or a loved one who has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, talking about their wishes is important.
5 Signs an Aging Parent Needs Home Care Services
Adult children may find themselves wondering if it is time for an older parent to have a little extra help. It might be a concern that arises about their safety after a fall or a worry about how well they are eating. For seniors who remain in their own home, the time will come when they need to accept some form of assistance. Recognizing the warning signs that can indicate they are struggling will help you know when it is time to talk with your parent.
6 Ways to Support a Caregiver
Caregiving can be very difficult work. No matter how much you love the person you are providing care for, there are times when the demands of the role can feel overwhelming. If you are trying to find ways to support someone who is a caregiver for someone they love, we have a few suggestions.
Alternative Exercises for Winter Months
Freezing temperatures, dark skies, snow and ice make exercise nearly impossible in the winter, yet physical activity is exactly what you need to stay sharp and healthy in the winter. Regular exercise helps you burn off calories, build muscle mass to help you walk on slippery ice, boost your immune system to ward off colds and flu and improve your heart and lung function.