Many people aren’t upfront with their doctors and other health care providers about some of their habits and behaviors, which likely reduces the quality of care they receive. Some of the questions patients are less than honest with their physicians about include: Exercise and/or diet habits. All the medications they’re taking. Not taking medications as Read More
Mourning the Death of a Spouse
Loneliness is one of the biggest challenges when you lose a spouse -When you grieve, you can feel both physical and emotional pain. Therefore proper emotional and physical care for the surviving spouse is an essential component of senior care. While most seniors gradually adapt to life without their spouse, there are many challenges they Read More
The Third Age is now considered by many to be the “golden years” of adulthood.
Most of us imagine young adulthood to be the peak of happiness and older adulthood to be the time for things to “go downhill.” Research tells us a different story, however. It turns out that life satisfaction is like a U-Shaped Curve. We start in childhood pretty happy, and then as we progress into adulthood, Read More
Variety – Not only the spice of life… It’s GOOD for you.
Many people feel secure in eating the same food every day because those foods are convenient, and it makes them feel safe in having a habit they don’t have to think much about. According to experts, it’s essential to change up your meals regularly. There are several reasons why it’s so important to vary what Read More
Fighting Loneliness in the Elderly Feeling Isolated
A 2018 survey conducted by Cigna insurance concluded that out of 20,000 adults, almost half report feeling lonely sometimes or always; feeling left out; not having daily meaningful in-person social interactions or extended conversations; or feeling isolated. A similar piece of research conducted in 2018 by AARP Foundation, an organization dedicated to empowering American seniors, Read More