Travel is one of modern life’s greatest pleasures. In today’s world, if you can find it on the map, you can go there (yes, even Antarctica). However, traveling makes certain risks — like falling — more likely. An injury from a fall could mean the difference between seeing the sites and hearing about them secondhand — from a hospital. […]
You know it’s springtime when you’re hit with an overwhelming urge to clean. OK, maybe not. Maybe it’s the longer days, budding flowers, and chirping birds. Either way, to get your house ready for the warmer weather, you’ll have to do some spring cleaning. But some older adults dread this yearly ritual. Why? Because they worry about […]
Mmmm… winter. White snow, warm fireplaces, a slower pace of life. What’s not to love? So why then do millions of snowbirds head south for the winter? The usual reasons, of course: cold weather, icy roads, little sunlight and… arthritis. The fact is, 50% of American adults over 65 have been diagnosed with arthritis. And while researchers still […]
Oh my aching back! My back hurts from sitting at my desk all day. My back is so tight from standing all day! My back aches from working out too much. My back is strained because I don’t work out enough! The Mayo Clinic has said that most Americans will experience back pain at some […]
2.5 million older Americans are treated in the emergency room for falls every year. One in five falls result in a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. Each year at least 250000 people are hospitalized for hip fracture. Falls are the cause of more than 95% of hip fractures. These […]
We’re here! It’s the week of Thanksgiving and it is ON! Your son is home from college, your daughter, her husband and their baby are crammed in her childhood bedroom, and Great Aunt Rosemarie and her new boyfriend/caregiver Carlos are posted up in your guest room. Time to defrost the turkey, peel potatoes, snip green […]
The holidays are officially around the corner. It starts with Thanksgiving next week and then we’re full swing into Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s. It’s the time of year for shopping and cooking and cleaning and decorating and shopping some more. On top of your family, and work, and your responsibilities as a caregiver. […]
Follow these steps to ensure your loved one is protected against the flu this season.
Memory games are essential for adults living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, as these activities can build brainpower.