Have you thought about reconnecting with a lost love? Now's the time to do so in time for Valentine's Day. It's easier than ever before as a result of the internet and social media.
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The challenges of the senior years vary from person to person. But one factor that seems to be common is forgetfulness. And while it is annoying, most of us simply accept it as a part of life. Caution is in order though, since memory loss could be a sign of something more serious, like dementia. So here are a few ways to tell the difference.
Once again, tax season has arrived and we are all excitedly (or not so much) preparing to file before the deadline. While this time might be a bit stressful, it is possible to navigate things successfully and, most importantly, accurately. Here are 5 tips to help seniors to accomplish that.
Staying active is one of the most important decisions seniors can make as they age. Exercise adds years to senior's lives, increases energy, mental sharpness, and overall well-being. Seniors face more challenges in staying active as they age, therefore it's important to take necessary precautions to stay safe.
Netflix? Monday Night Football? HGTV? Just like anyone, seniors have their favorite shows that entertain them and bring them immense pleasure. There is nothing wrong with that. However, when seniors are doing little else than sitting on a couch and staring at a screen, they can experience physical and mental decline.
Seasonal depression and winter depression are common names for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Although SAD can happen during any time of the year, the vast majority of people experience it in the Fall or Winter. Unfortunately, many seniors also face this common mood disorder. Here are some things to consider during this time of year when the sunlight is lacking a bit.
Geriatricians specialize in caring for the unique medical needs of seniors. In addition to the same basic education other primary care physicians receive, these specialists receive focused training to help them care for you. Consider a few reasons why millions of older ones trust a geriatrician with their primary medical care.
Thanksgiving just wouldn't be the same without one crucial dessert...Pumpkin Pie! Let's face the facts, even though everyone is stuffed to the brim after dinner, your guests will be expecting pumpkin pie. Instead of the store or restaurant bought versions, you can easily make your own healthier version at home, including lower calories and lower sugar. Seniors with dietary restrictions will devour this light and luscious pumpkin pie recipe. It's even perfectly safe for diabetics!
The needs and wants of each generation vary in some small and large ways. Young children require entertainment and items to keep them safe while their parents look for primarily entertaining and convenience products. If you're caring for a senior loved one or an aging parent, then you're always looking for products to ensure their safety and help make life a little easier for them. Companies are always coming up with the latest and greatest products, making it difficult to know which items you should buy and the ones you should pass up. Here's a look at a few must-have senior products.
As those born between 1946 and 1964, the baby boomer generation, reach retirement age, their plans for retirement are considerably different from those of their parents. According to a recent survey, nearly 70% of baby boomers would prefer to live in their current homes or someplace nearby. Among those that live in large cities, the number is even higher at 80%.