Autumn Family Activities for Seniors and Children

Autumn Family Activities for Seniors and Children

Autumn is almost here, and with it comes cool weather and fun, festive activities. The fall can be a good time to make family memories with elderly loved ones. This article will explore 5 fun Autumn activities you and your children can do together with your elderly...
After the Loss of a Spouse

After the Loss of a Spouse

When your elderly loved one passes away, it can be a difficult time for all members of the family. This can also create a huge amount of stress for their spouse. Couples often divide responsibilities in the household, and a loss of a partner combined with grief can be...
Stress in the Elderly

Stress in the Elderly

When spending time with your elderly loved one, you may notice that they are stressed out. Especially in uncertain times, such as a pandemic, stress can be a prominent part of everyday life. Stress can be hard to deal with at any age, but it can cause further health...
Identifying Signs of a Stroke

Identifying Signs of a Stroke

Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the US, killing about 130,000 Americans a year. Risk of one occuring increases as you age. For the safety of your elderly loved one, it is important to know the signs of a stroke, so that you can better help protect your...

Elder Care During Blackouts

After the recent Hurricane Isaias left thousands without power, it is important to ask “What could happen to Grandma during the next blackout?” Rolling blackouts during extreme heat or cold can occur in New York, and major storms can sometimes leave people without...

Polypharmacy in the Elderly

As you age, you may notice that the amount of prescriptions you have are increasing. This plethora of pharmaceuticals is part of a large and ongoing issue in American medicine known as polypharmacy. Polypharmacy is when you are prescribed a large number of different...

Common Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease can be a scary and confusing fate for many elderly people in America. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about the disease. In this article, we will look at some of the common myths about Alzheimer’s disease and explain why they are...

Summer Safety for Seniors

Summer time can be great for seniors, who are often more comfortable in the heat than the cold. But it is important to oversee your elderly loved one’s safety in the summer, where extreme heat could lead to extreme circumstances. Hydration As you age, the receptors to...
Lifestyle Factors that Effect Brain Health

Lifestyle Factors that Effect Brain Health

Much of the reason our bodies weaken as we age is because we don’t use them as much. But, this can be just as true for the brain. Your cognitive function can lessen with age with less use. Deteriorating brain health can lead to the development of dementia and other...
Social Isolation for Elders at Home

Social Isolation for Elders at Home

The COVID-19 pandemic has made everyone feel the pains of social isolation; but many seniors are suffering from it even more. Many elderly individuals have had to isolate themselves even further, for fear of this virus. This article will explore ways that can help...