Notes On Healthy Aging
Bridging the Age Gap: Getting Grandkids Involved in Family Caregiving
Being a caregiver to an aging parent can be a tough job. When combined with trying to parent your own children, there are bound to be some periods that feel stressful or overwhelming.
Fortunately, if your children are old enough, you have a unique opportunity to benefit everyone in the family. With your children’s help, you can delegate some of your caregiving tasks to them. Caregiving experience can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment for your kids as they contribute to the family in a meaningful way.
Loss of Muscle Tone in Seniors: What You Need to Know
Our bodies undergo a number of changes as we get older. One of the most significant changes is the loss of muscle mass – a condition known as sarcopenia. When unaddressed, this condition can have serious consequences for older adults including increased risk of falls, reduced mobility, and decreased quality of life. In this blog post, we’ll explore what sarcopenia is, how it can impact senior health, and what you can do about it.
Leave a Lasting Legacy
Planned giving is the process of donating to a charitable organization beyond one’s lifetime through financial vehicles like wills, trusts, and life insurance policies. By incorporating philanthropy into our financial planning, we can ensure that our assets are used to support causes that are important to us and ensure that we’re making a difference in the world long after we’re gone.
Advice for Moving a Parent with Dementia to Memory Care
Moving a parent with dementia to a memory care facility can be a daunting and emotionally charged experience for everyone involved. However, transitioning to memory care can also be an opportunity to provide your parent with the specialized care they need and help them live life better. If you’ve decided that memory care is right for your loved one’s needs, use these tips to make the process of transitioning to memory care as smooth as possible.
Recognizing the Early Signs of Dementia
If you have a loved one who you suspect may be at risk for dementia, it’s important to understand the early symptoms so that you can seek medical care if necessary.
Practical Tips for Furnishing an Assisted Living Apartment
One of the key components of creating a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere in these apartments is choosing the right furniture and decor. In this blog post, we’ll explore some essential tips for furnishing an assisted living apartment that can make a big difference in your loved one’s quality of life.
The Relationship Between Hearing Loss and Dementia
Hearing loss is an ordinary part of growing older. Unfortunately, it can also be a warning sign. There is lots of research showing that hearing loss may greatly increase one’s risk for dementia.
Using Garden Therapy to Improve Senior Health
Now available at Miami Jewish Health, horticulture therapy is a therapeutic practice that involves using plants and gardening to improve physical health and mental well-being. Research has shown that horticulture therapy, also known as therapeutic gardening, can have numerous health benefits for older adults.
Healthy Aging with Yoga for Seniors
Yoga classes are one of the many activities available to Miami Jewish Health residents, and for good reason. Maintaining a consistent yoga routine has a myriad of wellness benefits for older adults.
3 Simple Steps to Keep Your Online Accounts Secure
In today’s digital world, online privacy and security are more important than ever. As an older adult, you may not have as much experience with smartphones, social media, and online banking. But with the increasing number of cyber threats and data breaches, it’s crucial to learn how to keep your online accounts secure.