If you are a caregiver for an older loved one, the statistics on falls can be downright frightening. One in three seniors suffers a fall every year. Falls are consistently the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for seniors.
Rarely does a week go by that we don’t hear about a high-profile case of bullying. It is happening in our elementary and high schools and even on college campuses. We’ve all seen the stories on the news that highlight just how devastating the effects of being bullied can be on a child or young adult. How can you recognize the warning signs that might indicate your child is being bullied? And if they are, what is the best approach to take in dealing with a bully?
The science that surrounds Alzheimer’s disease can be confusing. While progress has been made in learning more about the disease, a definitive cause and cure remain elusive. But more and more studies are reinforcing a few things you can do that may help cut your risk for developing this disabling disease.
Part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle as we age includes embracing the power of positive thinking. Studies show that thinking positive and avoiding negative self-talk can lead to better outcomes in everything from relationships to disease management.
Being a caregiver for a family member or senior loved one who lives with a chronic illness or a life-limiting disease is a tough job. So difficult, in fact, that caregivers often end up in a health crisis of their own. If someone you love is a caregiver for someone they love, you may be concerned about the toll the responsibilities are taking on them.
One question we are frequently asked by families of new residents is how to encourage old friends and extended family to visit their loved one in their new senior living home. For a variety of reasons, people are sometimes hesitant to visit the first time.
One of the most difficult things a parent has to do is leave their child with a caregiver. Trusting someone else to care for your children while you are at work isn’t easy. Read more for 4 tips that help you monitor your child's caregiver.
The holiday season is often a time when multiple generations come together to celebrate. Finding activities that help create stronger bonds between older adults and a family’s youngest generation is important. For some families, the holidays may be the only time of year for so many loved ones to be together.
Is there really a secret to true happiness? I've learned from older people that being grateful is a big part of why they are truly happy.
Our home is our castle, our island oasis when the outside world is too busy, it’s our safety net and our comfort zone. But thinking about it, how safe are we in our own homes? Especially if we’re older? National home injury statistics show that falls in the home are a serious public health problem, with nearly 5.1 million Americans injured by falls in and around the home each year. With a little planning and modifications, your home can easily be adapted for safety, keeping it as your castle, island oasis and your comfort zone.