It is not unusual to see a loss of appetite in a senior as he or she ages. However, the body still needs to be nourished, and your parent or loved one needs to be healthy and strong to ward off or recover from illness or other health problems.
Aromatherapy is considered a holistic treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and wellbeing. While you may be unaware of aromatherapy’s benefits, it goes beyond lighting a candle to relax after a hard day.
One of the many changes our bodies experience, as we age, is the amount of vitamins and nutrients we require. Mild vitamin deficiencies are common among the senior demographic, as many are unaware of these nutrient shifts.
Flu season can be treacherous for many, as the CDC predicts that anywhere from 9 million to nearly 50 million people will develop the illness during its season (October to May). However, immunity, our body’s defense system, tends to get weaker with age.
The move to assisted living can sometimes be challenging. Depression can set in even when mom or dad are ready to move and entering a positive environment. Recognizing the signs and seeking proper treatment are essential to your parent's emotional well-being (and your peace of mind) while they reside in assisted living.