The holidays are a time for gathering with family and friends to spend time with one another. Sometimes it may seem hard to keep everyone happy and entertained with people ranging in age from infant to senior. If you feel yourself getting stressed about this issue, simply remember that feeling included is the most important part of enjoying the holidays!
By putting some thought into gatherings, considering who will be attending and planning ahead, everyone will feel included and truly enjoy the ...
The majority of Halloween safety tips focus on children, but senior safety is just as important! On this night, seniors, like all homeowners, open their doors and speak to more unfamiliar faces over the course of a few hours than any other time of the year. Whoever is opening the door and passing out treats must keep themselves and house guests safe. Follow these steps for a fun and safe Halloween:
Keep the Lights On!
Keeping both interior and exterior lights on, whether ...
People are living longer than ever before. In fact, life expectancy rates have been steadily growing for the past 100 years. According to AARP's report, the age group 65 and older will increase by almost 90% in the next 20 years, while the 85 and older age group will grow by almost 75%. We have improved lifestyles, nutrition, exercise, abstinence and education to thank for this.
While, in general, life expectancy rates are going up, those that experience a disease or injury ...
Elderly Care in Houston, TX – Thoughtful Questions to Invoke Happy Memories
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive mental condition effecting millions of people worldwide. This cognitive impairment affects the memory and thinking processes of the brain as well as the person’s mood and behavior. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
A diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s is difficult for the person as well as their family and friends. Family and friends may worry that once this disease progresses, their loved one ...
Dealing with Guilt over Elderly Care in Houston, TX
“One Daughter Coping with Guilt Not Being Her Mother’s Caregiver in Houston, TX”
The sun rises over the eastern treetops. You’re staring through the window as the colors transform darkness to light. It’s a beautiful start to the day but you have a heavy heart. You have been thinking that you should have agreed to provide elderly care for your mother.
But you are a busy person. You have a lot going on with work ...