By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on October 14, 2020

Parkinson’s disease is known to restrict movement due to symptoms that can include muscle and joint stiffness as well as tremors. While these symptoms can be uncomfortable, exercise can reduce the challenges seniors with Parkinson’s experience by increasing balance and restoring strength and flexibility. If you have an aging loved…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on September 30, 2020

Though some changes in vision are inevitable with age, your elderly loved one can still maintain his or her eye health with some minor lifestyle adjustments. Here are a few tips to help your loved one accomplish this. Get Regular Screenings The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends adults older than…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on September 16, 2020

Shingles is a condition that’s caused by the varicella zoster virus, which also causes chicken pox. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 million people develop shingles every year. Shingles mostly strikes people over the age of 50, and there are many myths surrounding the…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on August 26, 2020

Aging often comes with certain challenges. For example, a senior’s body may not work as well as it did when he or she was younger. However, there are some benefits to aging that older adults should appreciate. 1. Individuality Young adults are still figuring out who they are, finding their…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on August 12, 2020

Taking on the role of family caregiver is something that should be given some thought before you fully commit to this responsibility. While you may feel a sense of obligation to your senior loved one, you won’t be doing yourself any favors if you’re not as prepared as possible before…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on July 29, 2020

Playing card and board games can be fun and enjoyable for people of all ages, including seniors. For the elderly, games of this nature could also provide an added cognitive boost. Here are five reasons your senior loved one may benefit from increased cognition by regularly playing card and/or board…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on July 15, 2020

A type of meditation, mindfulness is the practice of promoting relaxation and an increased awareness of thoughts and the immediate environment in a way that enhances mental focus and clarity. It’s a technique that can be adopted by people of all ages, including seniors. While the mind-body perks associated with…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on June 24, 2020

There’s often a focus on the physical needs of seniors, especially among family caregivers who may be providing some type of assistance. This is understandable, since older adults sometimes have a variety of physical care needs that have to be met, but it’s just as important to be mindful of…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on June 10, 2020

Many senior citizens live healthy, productive lives and are able to enjoy vibrant lifestyles thanks to the habits they’ve adopted and remain devoted to maintaining. By following in their footsteps, other aging adults are more likely to live happier, healthier lives. Here are some of the best habits seniors can…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on May 27, 2020

Some people enjoy being active throughout their lives, while others become active to get in shape or lose weight. By engaging in physical activities or regular exercise routines, seniors can boost their overall health. Here are a few ways exercise benefits older adults. Boosts Cognitive Function Aging causes several changes…