5Apr, 2018

Learn How to Combat Insomnia As You Age

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There are many misconceptions around the idea of sleep. The most popular being the older you get the less sleep is needed. This myth seems to reign true to many Americans, because studies show that more than 30% of the population of America suffers from insomnia. According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults 65 and older need to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Decreases in the amount of sleep you get per night as you age can affect your memory formation, concentration, not allowing your body […]
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14Jun, 2017

How Do Social Interactions Help Seniors?

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Social interactions are vital to the health and well-being of seniors. Taking part in activities with other people helps seniors feel a sense of connection. Unfortunately, loneliness is a common problem for seniors. A survey conducted by the AARP estimates that 35 percent of people over 45 are lonely. Here’s how social interactions can help seniors, and what we can do to encourage them. Reasons Seniors Feel Lonely Older adults may feel lonely because they are isolated from others. Many live on their own. According to the Institute on Aging, about one-third of older adults living […]
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12Apr, 2017

3 Advantages of Caregivers Post Hospital Recovery

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When you think of the situations in which you need a caregiver, you may instinctively apply that need to senior citizens. However, these types of services can be much more beneficial and flexible. You might, for example, need help in making a full and speedy recovery after your surgery. Here are 3 advantages of caregivers after time spent in the hospital, applicable to any situation. 1. Caregivers are Convenient You may move away from your family for work, or because you want to explore a different area of the country. But what happens […]
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16Mar, 2017

Find Out the Importance of Personal Hygiene for Aging Seniors

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There are a great many tasks that may become challenging as those you love age. Included in these tasks are the very basic and very important set of tasks involved in maintaining personal hygiene.  Unfortunately, losing the ability to keep up with one’s own grooming can lead to a variety of problems. Obviously, body odor can become an issue, and while your loved one may not even notice, it can present uncomfortable situations for family and friends. Those older adults who do understand the consequences of their inabilities may experience embarrassment […]
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23Feb, 2017

Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

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As a person grows older, the risk of them falling and becoming seriously injured skyrockets. Often, this leaves family members in a constant state of worry about their elderly loved ones. After all, a simple slip and fall can lead to some pretty serious complications in older adults. This is especially true when there is nobody around to help after the fall occurs. In order to protect older family members and get some peace of mind, there are a number of fall prevention tips you can help your loved one […]
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16Feb, 2017

Chicago Parks Offer Senior Activities

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As an elderly member of the community, you may find yourself cooped up in the house all too often. After all, without a job to go to, it doesn’t always seem necessary to get out and about. Unfortunately, sitting around in the confines of your home too often can lead to depression and a whole myriad of other health problems. Therefore, it is crucial that you continue to fill your schedule with outings as often as possible Luckily, there are plenty of ways to ensure you are getting out into the […]
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5Jan, 2017

A Cultured Day Out for Seniors in Illinois

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Everyone enjoys getting dressed up and heading out and about from time to time, and seniors are no exception. There’s just something magical about putting on your Sunday best and going out on the town, and there’s absolutely no reason your elderly loved ones can’t join the fun too. If you find that a senior in your life is feeling down in the dumps and you think they may be suffering from depression, the first thing to do is try lifting their spirits. What better way to do that than […]
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7Dec, 2016

Caregiving Is The Fastest Growing US Occupation

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Economists and employment experts are all reporting on the caregiving boom. Caregiving is amongst the fastest growing occupations in the US because Americans are living longer, more active lives and choosing to age in place. Current predictions indicate that within the next four years more than 100 million Americans will need the assistance of a skilled caregiver. The problem is whether or not caregivers can meet that demand. Studies estimate that there may be only about 50 million caregivers by 2020. How can a person make sure that their loved one will have their […]
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21Nov, 2016

Nutrition and exercise for seniors

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When looking at foods that are beneficial to the elderly population, we should look at foods that have a high antioxidant content. Free radicals are molecules within our body that cause oxidative damage. This damage can lead to a number of health risks, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and macular degeneration. Luckily there are foods available to us that are filled with antioxidants, which guard us from free radical damage. The geriatric population should focus on “super foods”, which are foods that are very nutrient dense and supply you with […]
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5Jul, 2015

9 Simple Steps to Reducing Caregiver Stress

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When you are responsible for the care of an elderly parent or loved one, hours, days, and weeks tend to vanish. All too often, you may find yourself questioning the last time you had a shower, a meal sitting down, or when you will ever complete your ongoing to do list. All too often, the frenzy of responsibilities can consume you. If you find yourself struggling with these feelings, stop and ask yourself, where is the pressure coming from?   The simple way to look at stress is this. When […]
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