Of all the things you can still enjoy with your senior parents, did you think dancing can and should be one of them? If you never gave it much thought, here are 5 reasons to consider encouraging Mom and Dad to start dancing again.
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You’re packing up to take a much-needed vacation from your job and responsibilities. Unfortunately, you won’t be taking along your senior loved one and you aren’t sure how to tell them so. To make it easier on everyone, talk to them before you leave and prepare them for the time that you won’t be there for them. Read on for five conversations to have with your senior before leaving for vacation.
At first glance, Alexa may seem like just another tech toy. However, there are many benefits that come to people of all ages who own Alexas, or Echo. One group in particular that can be engaged by Alexa is people who suffer from dementia or early onset Alzheimer's. It can truly improve the quality of life for seniors with health problems and mobility problems.
It is easy for a caregiver to become frustrated with dementia patients, as they often repeat questions, need to be constantly entertained, or become frightened and anxious when the caregiver is not around. Even though Alexa can not replace human touch, interaction, or real conversations, it can answer questions, discuss the latest news or today's weather, or play requested music.
For many seniors, living at home for as long as possible and maintaining a certain level of independence is extremely important. While loved ones may want to grant the senior(s) in their lives independence, there may be some issues that require outside help.
When people think about getting older, we tend to look at the downsides. We think about how our muscles and joints erode, or how we can lose our hearing, our eyesight, or other senses. We think about diseases that affect the elderly. What we don't often think about, though, are the advantages that come with age. The things we can look forward to, and which we should cultivate.
Online games are proving to be beneficial for the elderly. Playing games that require mental activity are beneficial to seniors struggling with dementia or Alzheimer's. The problem is there are so many game sites on the web. Finding websites that are safe for older adults, and have fun games can be challenging.
Young people tend to view technology as part of life's basic necessities. But many older ones view all of these new gadgets as confusing and unessential. If you're a senior that's at least willing to consider making use of some technological devices, here are 3 that could greatly enhance your life.
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In 2016, it was estimated that over 5 million people suffered from Alzheimer's disease, with the vast majority over 65 years old. In addition to the heartbreaking symptoms it causes, Alzheimer's can also bring with it a hefty financial cost. If your Mom or Dad was recently diagnosed, careful planning can help you to successfully meet the challenge of dealing with some of the following additional expenses.
Like you, your loved one with Alzheimer's needs social interaction, comfort, freedom from pain, and a safe place to express emotions. These needs can be hard for your loved one to voice because of difficulties with communication and confusion. There are many ways to manage Alzheimer's and the agitation that can come with it. Here are a few: