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By AH Columbia, 9:00 am on February 12, 2024

Creative activities are fun for seniors to partake in and can also enhance their overall quality of life. Here are a few ways creative stimulation can positively impact your aging loved one’s health.    Writing Boosts Brain Function & Prevents Neurological Disorders Creative writing stimulates brain cells. By writing down thoughts and using creativity to …

By AH Columbia, 9:00 am on January 26, 2024

While there’s no way to guarantee your elderly loved one will never develop Alzheimer’s disease, there are some steps you can take to reduce his or her chances of developing the disease and slow the progression of some symptoms following diagnosis. Read on for four foods caregivers should include in senior diets to fight Alzheimer’s.  …

By AH Columbia, 9:00 am on January 25, 2024

The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that anxiety disorders affect one of every five people in the United States. While prescription medications are available, there are a number of natural remedies that can often provide relief. Following are seven natural remedies for seniors living with anxiety.   1. Laughing Laughing while watching a funny movie …

By AH Columbia, 9:00 am on January 24, 2024

Developing dementia can alter the way seniors conduct their daily lives and cause them to lose independence as the condition progresses. The inability to remember certain things, combined with other cognitive issues, can make it dangerous to leave an aging loved one with dementia unsupervised. Continue reading to discover reasons it isn’t safe for seniors …

By AH Columbia, 9:00 am on January 23, 2024

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 alleviate stress in your loved …

By AH Columbia, 9:00 am on January 22, 2024

Cooking can be a relaxing and therapeutic experience, and many individuals find themselves at home in the kitchen. However, with age, certain cooking activities can become difficult and even dangerous to complete. If your aging loved one enjoys spending time in the kitchen but you’re worried he or she may injure him or herself while …

By AH Columbia, 9:00 am on January 15, 2024

Blood clots occur when many blood cells stick together in one big clump, which can block blood flow and cause potentially life-threatening health issues. Aging adults are naturally at high risk for developing clots in their arteries or veins, and these risks increase when living a more sedentary lifestyle. Treating blood clots may require surgery, …