There was a time when our society could boast of peaceful, happy joint families, with senior citizens holding important positions as family heads. They were both revered and feared. Their words were law, and their wisdom stories were always savored. Now, Senior citizens can...Read more
Traditionally, old age was associated with the end of the human life cycle; you were old when you were nearing the end of your life. The problem with that definition of old age is that no one knows when they will die. People are also living much longer lives than they used to:...Read more
How can we slow down or optimize the aging process? Perform the following actions: Eat to lose weight! Exercise to build muscle! Sleep in order to be well-repaired!Read more
While senior caregiving responsibilities may change from day to day, some fundamental tasks remain the same when caring for an aging parent or senior loved one.When you employ a caregiver for yourself or an elderly loved one, you can expect their duties to include:<...Read more
The primary need with aging is to be well, to maintain or, more importantly, to improve one's ability to function optimally. As you get older, this need translates into the ability to care for yourself – even with simple daily tasks like taking a shower or bath without assi...Read more
There are probably functional changes in the brain that account for the slowing of responses and memory defects that are common in the elderly, and even small changes in the connections between brain cells could serve as the basis for marked behavioral changes, but behavioral ...Read more
The elderly should aim to perform as much brain exercise as possible, but benefits can be seen in a short amount of time. Regularly playing games and working puzzles can significantly lessen and delay the mental degeneration caused by getting older, granting you few additional...Read more
Eighty-one percent of senior care providers say they are focusing on social isolation in their patient populations. This proportion jumps to 88 percent in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities.