Enhancing the Holiday for Older Adults

While planning for the upcoming holidays, remember that older adults may need extra care. Keep in mind that your parents and/or grandparents may not be as mobile as they were the last time you visited. As we age, we are also less inclined to drive in winter weather, heavy holiday […] Read more »

Dangers From Cooking Fires for Older Adults

dangers from cooking fires for older adults

There are serious dangers from cooking fires for older adults, including injury and death. According to US FEMA fire statics, older adults have the greatest risk of dying in a fire, Ages 65 and over have a risk that is 2.5 times greater than the population as a whole. If […] Read more »

How to Have a Successful Discussion with an Older Adult

successful discussion with an older adult

You only have to learn four simple steps to have a successful discussion with an older adult on any subject.  These steps allow you to approach a difficult subject with almost anyone, and will definitely help you have a successful discussion with an older adult. Eventually everyone has to face […] Read more »

Eating Oranges for Eye Health – Reduce risk of macular degeneration

eating oranges for eye health

We’ve all heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but did you know that eating oranges for eye health is important? The study that demonstrated this was 15-years long and involved 2,856 adults who were greater than 49 years old at the beginning of the study. The […] Read more »

Influence Elderly Food Consumption Using the Delboeuf Illusion

Delboeuf Illusion

Use the Delboeuf Illusion to influence elderly food consumption? If you are not familiar, the Delboeuf illusion is an optical illusion of relative size perception. The best-known image exemplifying this illusion is two circles of identical size placed near to each other. One is surrounded with another circle. The Delboeuf […] Read more »

Understanding and Managing Pain in the Elderly

understanding and managing pain in the elderly

Pain is real and often a common element in the daily life of the elderly. That’s why understanding and managing pain in the elderly is important. Pain plays a significant role in in mood, motivation and general quality of life. Yet understanding how pain is affecting someone, other than yourself, […] Read more »

Cultivating Resilience to Deal with Stress

Cultivating resilience to deal with stress helps family caregivers. Becoming responsible for a parent brings a unique set of challenges. Most begin the journey as a family caregiver in midlife. By this time in your life, you’ve seen a lot, but you haven’t seen it all.   Researchers who study […] Read more »

Older Adults are at a Greater Risk for Sepsis

Older adults are at a greater risk for Sepsis, which is an illness that can kill you before you realize you have it. Even survival from sepsis can have lasting health consequences. So it is important to understand what sepsis is, how you get it, and how to recognize the […] Read more »