How Seniors Benefit from Pet Therapy

How Seniors Benefit from Pet Therapy

Pet therapy is one of the long used treatments for taking control over a range of health problems, depression and mood disorders particularly. But just how effective could it be to renew your health? Mental health challenges, namely Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), end of life trauma, and Alzheimer’s disease have been proven to be coped with using pet therapy. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also marked the use of animals to reduce the feeling of loneliness, blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides. How Seniors Benefit from Pet Therapy Pet therapy can be given in another form, which is called animal-assisted

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3 Benefits of Yoga for Senior Health

3 Benefits of Yoga for Senior Health

When considering a new exercise program that interests you, you may want to seek out something entirely new. Recent studies by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health suggests that practicing yoga several times a week may significantly improve the overall well being and health of seniors. Yoga is the sixth most commonly used complementary health habits among American adults, making it a great option for seniors looking to enhance their quality of life. 3 Benefits of Yoga for Senior Health The practice of yoga has many health benefits for seniors that stem from its combination of physical postures, deep breathing, and

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Prescription Drug Checks for Seniors

Prescription Drug Checks for Seniors

Ever wonder if your elder’s meds are being taken correctly? If they are living in a residence facility, are their meds being dispensed at the right time and in the right dosage? Well, you’re not coming out of left field if you have. You are smart to check on this periodically.  Why?Prescription Drug Checks for Senior Well, there are so many points where errors can occur. Here are a few: A new doctor prescribes a medication that doesn’t work well with your elder’s current meds. This could happen if the new doc doesn’t have a complete list of current meds,

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Low Cost Entertainment for Seniors

Low Cost Entertainment for Seniors

Entertainment is a priority for me, but spending money on it isn't. So, I'm on a mission to find low-cost ways to enjoy my free time, spend time with friends, and socialize. For seniors, its important for our health to get out of the house and make connections. Low Cost Entertainment for Seniors Some people invite me out but it's to dinner, drinks, theater, concerts, in other words, spend a lot of cash. Once in a while, that's fine but every weekend? Instead of spending a lot, ask what is the purpose of going out? It's to catch up with friends,

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Feeling Alone During the Holidays

Since 51 percent of people over 75 live alone, the holidays are a lonely time for many people. AARP says that number adds up to 15 million people in the U.S., including 27 percent over 65. And of these, 26 percent face an increased risk of death due to the subjective feeling of loneliness. Feeling Alone During the Holidays Loneliness is common during the holidays for a variety of ages due to living away from family and those who feel it the most are empty nesters, the elderly and individuals who are grieving - the loss of a loved one. The

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Why Regular Meditation Is So Important for Seniors

Why Regular Meditation Is So Important for Seniors

Meditation is incredibly popular. It’s used by yoga instructors, corporate executives, presidents, and even movie stars. Why Regular Meditation Is So Important for Seniors But what about seniors? Should they start incorporating meditation into their lives, too? Actually, meditation for seniors has been steadily gaining in popularity – and for good reason. This practice has a positive effect on seniors physically, mentally, and emotionally. Meditation for Seniors – Why It’s So Important Betty Rhodes, a contributing writer for the Napa Valley Register, thinks meditation for seniors is a great idea. And she should know – she’s a senior with a regular

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Conversation Tips for Seniors in Social Settings

Einstein, it is rumored, was once seated beside Marilyn Monroe at a dinner party. "Oh, Mr. Einstein," she cooed, "with your brains and my looks, we could have perfect children." The physicist paused for a moment and then asked, "But what if they had your brains and my looks?" Party and playful questions aside, there is no doubt that social settings sometimes require us to have good answers. And sometimes, they require us to ask good questions. Albert Einstein had more to say about questions. He encouraged us to “learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important

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GPS SmartSole® Is a Game Changer for Caregiving

GPS SmartSole® is a discreet trackable smartphone hidden in a shoe insole.  GPS SmartSole® is enormously helpful if you are worried your loved one may wander or get lost.  This patented product is a game changer for caregivers of people with dementia, Alzheimer’s, autism or other developmental disabilities. 60% of them will become “lost” at least once. 70% of those will become “lost” 3 or more times. 46% of wanders not found within 24 hours may die.  GPS SmartSole® is water resistant and sealed in a trim-able shoe insole. It uses GPS and cellular technology, is charged about every day, and

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Dealing with Life after Loss

When you are trying to cope, dealing with life after loss, it can be very, very difficult. When we lose someone close to us, particularly if it is a family member or a lifelong friend, the grief can be an exceptionally powerful force in our day-to-day lives. While we can logically understand that loss is part of life, when we lose someone close, it can cause confusion, sadness, and depression. How each person copes with grief can differ, but typically time passing is what helps. But that time period may be months or even a year. There is no set

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