Protect Seniors from Fraud
Activities and social life may begin to wane for older adults who have lost spouses or are suffering from physical ailments. But staying active is still very important to the health and well-being of seniors no matter what their circumstance.
That's where family caregivers can help. Loved ones can encourage the seniors in their lives to find new ways to remain active if the old ones no longer work.
Whether it's assisting them in planting a garden, planning a trip or just reconnecting with old friends, it's never too late to offer that older adult in your life an encouraging word and a helping hand.
Research from the Florida State University (FSU) should encourage you. The study found that while dementia may rob an older person of memory and focus, the ability to offer advice seems to be preserved.
Memorization has been found to be an effective way to keep the brain active, according to research. So, too, can a healthy lifestyle and companionship.
Traveling may be complicated for older adults who often are on many medications. That’s why family caregivers who are traveling with seniors or assisting them with vacation plans should be ready to help.
Seniors who find themselves confined to home and unable to do the things they have always loved are at increased risk of depression. A variety of resources can help, from computers to companionship.
Seniors who can’t leave their homes might find themselves feeling useless. But there are plenty of things they can do with a little ingenuity and help from a family or professional caregiver.
Music brings much joy to people of all ages. As it turns out, music is valuable as a therapy as well.
Today's seniors are volunteering in big numbers and in big ways. They are engaged a variety of non-profits that reach many in need.
The number of older Americans who volunteer is enormous. Their service has positive, far-reaching impacts on national quality of life and the economy.
The benefits of volunteerism are wide and varied. The need to help others and make a positive difference on the volunteers themselves.
Contrary to stereotypes, many centenarians are staying in tune with the times and love it. Some are trying the new technology, and most keep a healthy outlook at the dinner table.
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