Keep Aging Parents Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

12. October 2016 Health 1
A Cold Or Flu Could Have A Major Impact On The Elderly. Help Your Loved One Stay Healthy.       As someone with an autoimmune disease who takes immune system suppressants to control my condition, I am well-versed on the importance of preventing colds and especially the flu. Like the elderly, the flu can ...

Long Wait Times at Medical Appointments

29. September 2016 Health 0
How To Maximize Your Time When You Are Waiting On A Doctor       A few weeks ago, I had a medical appointment in a new office. I literally waited four hours before seeing the doctor. I was so annoyed with myself for not bringing much with me so the time was wasted. Of ...

Techniques For A Better Night’s Sleep

26. September 2016 Health 2
Sleep Hygiene To Help With Sleep Problems     I have had a really difficult time with sleep lately, so I thought I’d do some homework on tactics to get a better night’s sleep. I figure, if I am having sleep challenges, people who are in the trenches of caregiving are probably struggling as well. ...

Help Aging Parents Get Proper Nutrition

22. September 2016 Health 1
Support Nutritional Goals in Aging Parents to Keep Them Healthy     As we age, we tend to be less active, which can lead to decreased appetite. Even though our aging parents aren’t burning as many calories, they still need to take in proper nutrition to maintain a healthy body weight and remain strong.   ...

Eating Healthy When You’re Busy

12. September 2016 Health 0
How to Eat Well When You Don’t Have Time to Cook     Last week I participated in a Twitter chat about nutrition for seniors and people living with cancer. One of the main themes of the chat was that it is critical for seniors to eat healthy foods. The same goes for caregivers, who ...

The Importance of Caregiver Health Maintenance

06. July 2016 Health 0
    Caregivers have so many demands on their time and energy that caring for themselves falls to the bottom of the to do list. The problem is, chronic stress leads to major health problems such as headaches, heart disease, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, weight gain and memory problems.   Being a good caregiver means ...

Aging and Depression

30. June 2016 Health 0
    Our society reveres youth, emphasizing the positive aspects of youth and negative aspects of old age. It can be difficult to accept our new self as we age, knowing that our youth is behind us. With changes such as the loss of a spouse, poor health and the changes of retirement, it can ...

Easy Brain Challenges

29. June 2016 Health 0
    According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), a mere hour per day of mental exercise is enough to keep memory active and the mind sharp. An hour seems like a long time, but if you break it up into 20 minute brain breaks during the day, or engage your caree and do ...

Dealing With Memory Changes

02. June 2016 Health 0
    What are Common Causes of Memory Changes and How to Improve Your Memory   Everyone experiences some memory changes with age. It is perfectly normal, although, many of my older friends are far less forgiving of their memory slips than younger people.   I had a client who couldn’t remember my license plate ...

Reduce Negative Effects of Aging with Exercise

01. June 2016 Health 0
    While we can’t stop time, there are some things we can do to slow down the aging process and make your journey easier. Increasing our physical activity provides many health benefits and older adults in particular can gain a lot from staying active. Regular physical activity improves balance, muscle strength, reduces stress and ...