Creating Fun for Caregivers and Frail Seniors

By |2018-10-28T21:36:13+00:00September 19th, 2018|Making Life Better|

Your confined-to-home (or assisted living or nursing home) parent, just wants to have fun! You are focused on their safety, finances, medical treatment, medications, privacy, nutrition and therapy. You busy yourself with monitoring their progress (or decline) and doing everything in your power to keep them comfortable. You worry about their reduced energy level, increasing [...]

10 Essential Health Tips For Seniors

By |2018-10-21T17:42:31+00:00September 18th, 2018|Making Life Better|

In the last census baby boomers, those 65+, accounted for 13% of the population. This age group grew at a faster rate than the population under age 45, and it’s clear that the US is an aging population. Happily, aging is different now than it was for our parents and grandparents. Today, there are more [...]

Smart Home Tech That Will Make Life Better for the Elderly

By |2018-10-14T17:26:30+00:00September 18th, 2018|Making Life Better|

Our aged population is increasing and only getting going to get larger. In fact, the United States’ pop1ulation of citizens over 85 years old is estimated to be over 19 million by the year 2050 . As people grow older, so does their need for assistance. Even the most capable of senior citizens can benefit [...]

5 Ways to Improve Quality of Life for Seniors

By |2018-09-30T14:16:24+00:00September 18th, 2018|Making Life Better|

Quality of life is important for health It’s not enough to just be alive. Good quality of life is especially important for older adults. Feeling satisfied and fulfilled is just as important as getting regular check-ups from the doctor. Having a positive view of life can help seniors have more energy, less stress, better appetite, [...]

7 Tips for Making a Difference in Seniors’ Health and Quality of Life

By |2018-10-07T00:32:06+00:00September 14th, 2018|Making Life Better|

Every year in September we celebrate the well-being of older adults and encourage them to take steps to live healthier, more active lives. The goal of the celebration is to provide information to improve the lives of seniors in the areas of physical health, mental health, socialization and financial well-being. The bottom line message is [...]

Healthy Eating for Older Adults

By |2018-09-18T14:01:42+00:00September 8th, 2018|Making Life Better|

Healthy Eating As We Age, healthy eating can make a difference in our health, help to improve how we feel, and encourage a sense of well-being. Eating healthy has benefits that can help older adults: Nutrients Obtain nutrients needed by the body such as potassium, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B 12 , minerals, and dietary [...]

Humans Haven’t Reached Full Lifespan, Study Finds

By |2018-08-23T00:04:29+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Making Life Better|

HUMANS HAVE BEEN living longer for decades, and a new study shows there is no ceiling in sight for lifespan. A study published Friday in the journal Science found that the death rate of seniors abruptly slows around 80 years old and then plateaus at 105 years old, which they interpreted to mean that humans [...]

Stretching Can Help Get Seniors Moving

By |2018-08-09T13:15:38+00:00August 8th, 2018|Making Life Better|

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Stretching leg muscles every day may benefit seniors and other people with mobility problems, a new study reports. Researchers placed splints on lower limbs of older rats to stretch their calf muscles. The splints were placed on one leg for 30 minutes a day, five days a week, [...]

Memory – It Changes Over the Years

By |2018-07-23T18:50:41+00:00July 10th, 2018|Senior Care, Making Life Better|

Twenty-two years ago, I devoured anything I could learn about the brain. I tried to understand what was happening to my father’s mind / brain as he lived with Alzheimer’s. I remain fascinated by the brain. We’re learning so much about the computer in our head – far more than my initial ill-fated introduction to [...]

Somebody’s Hero

By |2018-07-23T19:16:31+00:00July 8th, 2018|Senior Care, Making Life Better, Caregiver|

I don’t fight fires or cure the sick. I’ve never scaled a mountain or scored a winning touchdown. In many ways, my time on this earth is spent living an average life. But everyday, in little ways, I get to be somebody’s hero and the feeling is like no other. For you see, I am [...]