Fitness professionals have recommended yoga for seniors for some time, believing it to be one of the best forms of exercise for older adults. Over time, and done with the proper form, yoga can improve a senior’s health, physically and mentally.
Studies also show that the best brain foods are also those that protect our heart and blood vessels. They’re especially rich in healthful components like B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and other antioxidants that promote blood flow and brain health. Here are eight superfoods that promote optimal senior brainpower:
Aging parents are moving in with their adult children more than ever before. If you currently find yourself in this situation, here’s how to coexist with an elderly parent while living under the same roof.
Being a more effective caregiver requires the ability to manage negative emotions that can interfere with the quality of care that you provide, including guilt. That said, here are several ways to keep your attitude positive so that your seniors will continue to receive the nurturing they deserve.
Getting aging loved one to accept in-home care is never easy. Here’s how to get even the most stubborn senior to say “Yes.”
Each month First In Care is offering a word search or puzzle challenge for a chance to a $25 gift card of your choice and a shot at a gift basket for your office, facility, or hospital wing. Take a break for a chance to win. Fax your completed puzzle back to First In Care to be entered into the drawing at the end of the month.
Finding ways to stimulate your aging loved ones isn't always easy. Making a memory box, playing games and family activities are a few ways to improve your senior's cognitive health.
Although signs of dementia may vary by patient, the early stages may include memory loss, depression, hallucinations are some early signs of dementia.
Seniors that feel lonely and isolated are more likely to experience cognitive decline and even are exposed to the risk of dementia than those who stay socially connected. For that special senior in your life, here’s why good brain health often results in a higher quality of life.
If you are considering a career in home care, these ten fun facts about the caregiving industry will help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.