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7 Steps to Maintain Brain Health for Seniors

Senior exercises with resistance bands

We’ve all heard the saying, “Use it or lose it,” regarding the need for physical exercise to keep our bodies fit and healthy. But as it turns out, the same can be also said for our minds.

Today, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect more than five million seniors in the U.S. And as a result, the need for older adults to focus on brain health has never been greater.

The good news for seniors is that there is growing evidence that older Americans can preserve their brain function and safeguard their memory by adopting specific healthy lifestyle activities.

The Great Outdoors: 7 Beneficial Springtime Activities for Seniors

Senior gardening and planting flowers

It’s spring! The ideal time to open the windows, breath in the fresh air and spend time outdoors.

However, government estimates say that Americans spend about 90% of their lives indoors. And for senior adults, the number is even higher as they become less and less inclined to venture outside. 

Daylight Saving Time: 7 Tips to Help Senior Adults Adjust

Clock

It’s March and that means daylight saving time and spring are right around the corner!

First conceived by Benjamin Franklin, the primary purpose of daylight saving time is to make better use of daylight. And for many of us, daylight saving time means we have more hours of daylight in the evening to enjoy the more pleasant weather.

However, for senior adults, daylight savings can also spell health problems.

Overcoming Downsizing Dilemmas: Moving Your Aging Parent into Senior Living

Moving boxes in a home

Moving out of a home of many years and leaving cherished memories behind can be a challenge for any of us. But for aging parents, downsizing and moving from the comfort and familiarity of a long-time home to senior living can be especially difficult.

Older adults often view moving to senior living as a sign that they are losing their independence. And having to organize, downsize and pack a house full of belongings can seem like an overwhelming task.

Practical New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers of Older Adults

Being the caregiver for an older adult might be one of the most challenging jobs you’ve ever had.

Today, many harried caregivers are attempting to balance the demands of family, home and career, in addition to caring for their older loved ones.

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