Freedom and independence go hand in hand. When an elderly person loses the ability to drive a car, often times they feel as though they’ve lost their independence. They will have to rely on others to get to where they need to go, which affects the feeling of independence. However, there are many ways to keep both freedom and… [Continue]
Ideas to Keep Your Brain Active
Time and time again, all you hear is how the older you get the more you lose your memories and your faculties. That’s far from the truth! As you grow older, there is so much you can do to keep your brain active. Poor memory and cognitive deterioration doesn’t have to be part of aging… [Continue]
Pros and Cons of Nursing Facilities
Conversations about nursing facilities are bound to occur with seniors that are considering all their options regarding growing older. They might not know everything about nursing facilities, what they offer, and what they don’t offer. They might hear good things, or bad things regarding the facilities, as well. Whatever options you’re considering, it is important to know all… [Continue]
Teaching Your Elderly Parents To Use Technology
Changing times, new technology—making it a whole new world! Everyone wants to have the latest and greatest technology—seniors are no exception! You have a savvy, older parent that wants to keep up with the ever changing times—So, what do they do? They purchase the newest smartphone, T.V., or computer,of course! They may, however, become easily frustrated or annoyed by not being able… [Continue]
Speaking up For Seniors in Need and Why
Sadly, it is becoming more commonplace that seniors are being abandoned, are left alone, even those that need some assistance finding somewhere to go, or someone to turn too. The youth of today might not even know how despairing it is when they do not assist with simple things, such as carrying the bags of an elderly… [Continue]
What Super Agers Teach Us About Aging
Memory loss is often seen as simply a side effect of aging. As terrifying as it is to lose your identity and your independence, you probably view it as inevitable. However, new research from Northwestern University has shown that some elderly individuals maintain their memory and brain function well into their senior years. How do… [Continue]
Are You A Super Ager?
You may have heard the term super ager from a friend or on the evening news, and perhaps a friend has even called you one. However, you’re not sure whether to be offended or pleased when being referred to by this phrase, so let’s break down precisely what is means to be a super ager…. [Continue]
Is It Possible To Age In Place?
Let’s face it: The thought of living within a nursing home, or other home out there can be daunting and down right scary. You do not want someone that comes in to check on you at all hours of the day and night, and you do not want to live within a community where you… [Continue]