With so many Americans committed to eating right, it’s not exactly surprising that food manufacturers are responding with more fat-free, sugar-free and low-sodium options than ever. However, distinguishing healthy foods from “healthy” foods can be a challenge, particularly when it comes to promoting nutritious eating habits for your aging loved one. These four foods may be less healthy than you think.
Just because driving abilities change with age doesn’t mean it's time to take away your aging loved one's car keys. While driver safety can be a sensitive subject for seniors, you can help reduce risk factors and promote better driving through these nine safety tips.
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Just because you are far away from your loved one doesn’t mean you can’t play a valuable role in his/her life.
With the arrival of the winter season, the joy and happiness of the holidays is never far off. Unfortunately for many caregivers, it is this time of year that can often cause a great deal of anxiety and stress. As a caregiver, how often do you find yourself worrying about the safety and security of your aging loved one?
Relationships between parents and their kids aren’t always blissful, and this doesn’t necessarily change as we grow older. Whether your relationship has always involved conflict or your loved one has just gotten crankier in old age, caregiving can be a stressful experience.
The holidays bring families together, but sometimes aging loved ones can feel disconnected during seasonal celebrations.
Nearly 30 million kids and adults in the U.S. have diabetes and an additional 86 million Americans are at risk for developing the disease.
While many people dread the arrival of cold weather, winter's freezing temperatures pose particular health hazards to seniors.
Fall’s arrival brings the promise of glorious foliage and a crisp feeling in the air. While jumping in leaf piles may no longer be at the top of your list, here are five fun fall activities to help your aging parent enjoy the splendor of the season.
By Rev. Jim Stinson, Director of Spiritual Life for United Methodist Homes “It seems as if we’re always saying goodbye.” This comment was shared from a resident in one of senior living communities at our Wesley Village Campus in Shelton, CT. It speaks to an all too common experience of older adults. Inevitably, as we age, more and more of our loved ones and friends precede us in death. It also speaks to a sense of loneliness often found among the aging.
More than 100 million Americans are at an increased risk for heart disease due to high cholesterol. Although this issue affects people of all ages, older adults are particularly at risk.