Physical exercise is important at any age, but the older we get, the more crucial being active is for a longer, happier life. The irony of the situation is that when it matters the most, it is hardest for us to accomplish. No matter what condition or age we are in, however, it is never […]
Easy At-Home Exercises
Accepting the Aging of Our Parents
For many people, parents are the closest thing they have to a real-life superhero. Endless words of wisdom, delicious home-cooked meals, and tolerating us when we were teenagers have formed a bond that can’t be replaced. Unfortunately, there will be a time when dad starts to look a little weaker and mom’s memory isn’t what […]
[Guest Post] Mesothelioma: What Seniors Should Know
The following is a guest post from the Pleural Mesothelioma Center, which serves to provide information for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. Malignant mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer caused almost exclusively by prolonged, occupational exposure to asbestos, and it presents unique and difficult challenges for patients and their families. Unlike breast, […]
4 Perks of Growing Older
Many people think of growing older in a negative way, and because of this, a large part of our population actually fears the aging process. While there are certainly some challenges that come along with the passing of years, the truth is that often, there are more advantages to growing older than there are disadvantages. […]
3 Steps to Choosing the Right Home Care Agency
When your aging parent can no longer live independently, the housing options can seem overwhelming. Should you use a retirement community, a skilled nursing facility, or something in between? What is there in between? Many families are turning to a third option: home care services. But what is home care for senior citizens, and why […]
Life After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis: What Happens Now?
It’s something none of us want to hear: our loved one has Alzheimer’s Disease. But unfortunately, many of us will hear those words, and life will not stop just because we aren’t sure what to do next. So what happens after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis? What can you expect? Keep reading to find out. Immediately After […]
My Senior Loved One Can’t Live Alone Anymore. Now What?
When your elderly loved one needs consistent help for everyday life, you may feel overwhelmed by trying to choose the best housing option for them. What most senior citizens want is to stay in their home, where they feel comfortable and are surrounded by a familiar environment. If a retirement home isn’t the best option, […]
What Is the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?
If your senior loved one has shown possible symptoms of dementia or Alzheimer’s, you may be wondering which of the two paths they are headed down – and if there is even a difference between the two. Both of these conditions can cause dramatic life changes for both you and your senior loved one – […]
Physical Activity Benefits for Dementia Patients
Adding more physical activity to your routine can significantly improve your quality of life, especially as a patient with dementia. Activities that increase your heart rate and encourage you to take in more oxygen can provide your body with many benefits. Learn more with Choice Home Care in Birmingham, AL. Stay Strong Against Stroke Through […]
3 Tips for Caregivers of Loved Ones
Taking on a the care of a loved one can take a toll on your emotional health and personal finances. However, it is all for good cause. So how can you stay positive and maintain your quality of life (as well as improve the quality of life of your loved one)? Follow these three simple […]