It’s not easy to think about, and even harder to talk about. But it remains a fact that seniors can be victims of sexual abuse.
Home Helpers Blog
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month – a good time to remind caregivers that they’re not alone, and that help is available.
Rather than fuss over grocery shopping and preparing a meal, it’s not uncommon for older people to settle for an apple or a bowl of popcorn when dinner time rolls around. Home-delivered meals could be the answer.
Lack of appetite in seniors can be blamed on many factors, from dental problems that make chewing painful to side effects of medication. Other possible causes include depression, dementia and the simple fact that older people often lose their sense of taste, making food boring and unenjoyable. The cause also might not be physical at all.
Two letters show up more than the others when reading about older adults and senior nutrition. Those letters are B and D, as in vitamins B12 and D.
Perhaps because taste buds don’t work as well, or because medications interfere with the flavors of food, some seniors turn to salt and sugar to make their diets more palatable. Here are a few tips for making healthier, yet tasty, choices.
Winter is back, and so is cold and flu season. Help protect yourself by eating a diet full of cold-fighting foods.
Your mom seems more confused than usual, and she’s uncharacteristically short-tempered. Before you start worrying about the onset of dementia, consider whether something far less chronic – a urinary tract infection – could be to blame.
Looking for a fun way to spend a chilly winter day? All you have to do is act like a kid again. The same games we enjoyed as children can boost brain power in older adults.
Like every other part of our bodies, nails on both our fingers and toes are affected by age, and they can benefit from a little extra attention.