As the holiday season is upon us, depression in seniors often rises. To learn more about what can be done to help with depression, Senior Webinars, a partner of ours, is hosting a free webinar on this topic. On December 16, 2021, our SRI Management’s Senior Director of Experience is presenting Making Spirits Bright – …
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By Meg Selig Does an optimistic attitude have health benefits as we age? The question is important because if optimism does lead to healthier aging, then programs could be developed to bolster an optimistic mindset in both the old and the young. Past research has painted a surprisingly gloomy picture of the relationship between optimism …
September 2021 is the ten-year anniversary of World Alzheimer’s Month, the international campaign from Alzheimer’s Disease International. For a decade, people from all around the world have formally organized to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia, however advocacy for those affected by this disease has been in place much longer by organizations such as the …
Authored by Louisa Rogers Originally published by SeniorsMatter.com Reposted with Permission “I have a secret to tell you,” my then 97-year-old father told me on the phone, in a conspiratorial whisper, “and you mustn’t tell anyone. I’m going to win half a million dollars tomorrow.” I hoped my sigh wasn’t too obvious. Over the last …
Making the move to senior housing is sometimes met with hesitation, and that is usually due to the perception of senior housing. Today’s communities are not what they were twenty or even ten years ago. When you or your mom are beginning to think about moving into a community like ours, sometimes, transitioning into senior housing can be an adjustment and a challenge for her, as well as other family members.
For years, our mother has cared for us and as she ages, it is now our turn to gladly return that favor without hesitation. Sometimes, though, transitioning into senior housing can be an adjustment and a challenge for her, as well as other family members. And sometimes, frankly, it can be a hard conversation.
Clutter and an overabundance of “stuff” can make a any living situation feel cramped and sometimes even dangerous for seniors. As we mentioned in previous some of our previous blog posts, eliminating clutter is a good way to start the rightsizing process. Listed below are a few great tips from AARP.com that says what to pitch to get organized and reclaim space, whether in senior housing or in your own home.
As people age, they often have accumulated decades worth of items. From heirlooms to roadside trinkets, we have seen there is often a need to declutter especially preparing to move into senior housing.
Can eating a specific food or following a particular diet help prevent or delay dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease? Many studies suggest that what we eat affects the aging brain’s ability to think and remember. These findings have led to research on general eating patterns and whether they might make a difference.
Making healthy food choices is a smart thing to do — no matter how old you are. Our bodies change through our 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. As we change, food is incredibly important not just in quantity but also quality. Here are a few tips to keep seniors eating healthier.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the month February is the undisputed caretaker for matters of the heart. Chocolate, roses, and Cupid’s arrows seem to come to mind when thinking of this month. But what about the other matters of the heart? Let’s look at the few physical ones that keep a heart healthy and strong.
Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person with Alzheimer’s disease and his or her family. Maintaining or adapting family rituals and traditions helps all family members feel a sense of belonging and family identity.