It’s the new year again—which means people are scrambling to find a New Year’s Resolution that will better their lives. Some may go for the common ones of exercising more, eating healthier, or saving money. Others might go for the niche or seemingly unattainable ones, like running a marathon or learning a new language.
Everyone experiences stress—no matter what age or stage of life we’re in. Some research even shows that minor stress can be useful for our bodies. It can put us in high alert and increase our motivation and performance. However, many people don’t experience minor stress; they experience the kind that makes us feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and anxious.
Spirituality is a broad concept that can be interpreted in many ways. In general, the idea of spirituality is that we are all a part of something greater than ourselves, that there is something more to being human than being human itself.
At any age, it’s important to be aware of the common signs of health concerns. Everyone knows to keep an eye out for stomach pain, chest tightness, or fever and chills. What if you experience symptoms that seem irregular, though? Symptoms that don’t seem to be connected to any health concern that you’re aware of?
As technology continues to advance, digital tools are always being created that improve our daily tasks and simplify our life. Many are even available in the palm of your hand! With the press of a finger, you can find resources that provide you with useful tips and tools that can help maintain senior health conditions or concerns.
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.