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The Benefit of Video Chat for Seniors

Senior couple using an iPad

When we think of users of the latest communications technologies, senior adults don’t usually come to mind. However, an increasing number of seniors are using these technologies today and are benefitting in a variety of ways. 

One of these important technologies is video chat. 

The Dangers of Anxiety in Caregiving

Senior and caregiver laughing and relaxing together

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), there is a well-established link between being a family caregiver and stress, anxiety, and the danger of physical and psychological health problems. 

Why Seniors Have Difficulty Getting a Good Night's Sleep and 9 Tips That Can Help

Senior with sleep difficulties

According to “Sleep Tips for Older Adults,” “As we age, we often experience normal changes in our sleeping patterns, such as becoming sleepy earlier, waking up earlier, or experiencing less deep sleep.”

“A good night’s sleep is especially important to older adults because it helps improve concentration and memory formation, allows your body to repair any cell damage that occurred during the day, and refreshes your immune system, which in turn helps to prevent disease.”

Seniors, Summer and Hydration: Preventing Dehydration in Aging Adults

Senior doing yoga outside

Drinking water is not something we think much about, yet it’s an essential ingredient for our good health. 

As they say, “Water is Life.” And for the lives of older Americans, hydration is especially important. Why? Because dehydration, i.e., a lack of sufficient water in the body, can be extremely dangerous for them.

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.

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.

How to Overcome the Guilt of Utilizing Respite Care

Overcoming Guilt

Caregiver guilt is one of the unfortunate by-products of devoted adult children or spouses assuming the role of primary caregiver for a loved one who needs their continuing help.

Tips For Holiday Crafts & Activities

Holiday Crafts & Activities

While spending holidays with older loved ones, doing crafts and activities together can be a fun way to connect and make new memories. Themed crafts are perfect to use as festive decorations, and they kick off the celebration of the season. There are plenty of crafts that are easy to do and don’t require a lot of artistic skill. 

Tips on Pet Therapy Benefits for Seniors

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