According to the National Council on Aging, up to five million older Americans are abused every year, and the annual loss by victims of financial abuse is estimated to be at least $36.5 billion. Yet, sadly, it’s estimated that only one in 24 cases of abuse are reported to the authorities.
How can seniors keep their energy levels up and maintain their zest for life? Engaging in healthy activities as they age brings enjoyment to a senior’s life and positively impacts their mental and emotional well-being. Here are five activities that you or your senior loved one can try to help you live a fulfilling and active life in your golden years.
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.
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.”
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.
Here are eight foot health tips for seniors and their caregivers that promote good foot health and can keep your senior’s feet comfortable.
Bedsores are painful, difficult to heal, can cause infections, and can be common in seniors. See what causes them and how to prevent them.
While dehydration might seem like a minor issue, it can lead to serious problems that can place seniors' independence at risk. See how to prevent it!