Blog

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on April 10, 2020

When it comes to viruses, people over the age of 60 are particularly vulnerable. In addition to having weaker immune systems, many older adults also have multiple health issues that make it difficult to fight off serious infections. Here’s a quick glimpse at some tips you can use to reduce…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on March 27, 2020

Family caregivers need all the encouragement they can get. You might have noticed the family caregiver in your life selflessly putting his or her own needs aside to care for an aging loved one. The caregiver may love what he or she does, but taking care of someone else every…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on March 13, 2020

Parkinson’s can negatively affect the visual cortex and damage cells in the brain that produce dopamine. Therefore, the disease can impact visual skills and mobility. Continue reading to learn some of the ways Parkinson’s can affect vision. Difficulty Opening Eyelids Parkinson’s causes muscle weakness, loose eyelids, and nerve damage that…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on February 28, 2020

Using the Internet keeps seniors stimulated and can make daily life less challenging. However, there are many risks associated with being online, such as financial scams and hacking. With a little monitoring, you can protect your elderly parent’s safety while he or she is using web-enabled devices. Below are some…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on February 14, 2020

When it comes to physical and mental capabilities, the phrase “use it or lose it” is often mentioned. This is very much true when it comes to maintaining intellectual health and wellbeing later in life. Doing so can contribute to increased mental alertness, reduced risk of cognitive decline, and a…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on January 31, 2020

After retirement, many seniors withdraw from society and pass up socialization opportunities. Although this is common, it’s not good for their mental, physical, and emotional health. However, taking up purposeful activities such as volunteering can be easy and enjoyable. Continue reading to learn how volunteering can boost your aging loved…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on January 17, 2020

The ability to adapt to changes in life is essential for seniors who can expect things must change as they grow older. While your senior loved one might have gotten away with things such as eating unhealthy in youth, he or she may notice that minor changes add up to…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on December 27, 2019

Feelings of anxiety can cause the muscles to tighten and lead to poor circulation, disrupting mental, physical, and emotional health. Therefore, you should find effective ways to manage your aging loved one’s stress and enhance his or her mood. Continue reading to learn how stress affects seniors and ways to…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on December 20, 2019

As seniors age, it’s important to stay engaged in regular activities that can provide a memory boost, such as those listed on the following infographic. Some seniors may develop severe cognitive decline and even receive a dementia diagnosis. These individuals can benefit greatly from professional in-home dementia care. Fairfield families…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on December 13, 2019

With the holiday season approaching, you need to find ways to get your senior loved one into a festive mood. Participating in Christmas activities can enhance mental and emotional health and provide physical exercise. Below are fun Christmas ideas for seniors and the benefits of each activity. 1. Baking Your…