Research shows that maintaining a positive attitude can boost immunity, lengthen one’s lifespan, and increase the overall quality of life. Of course, staying positive is often easier said than done, especially in a world where aging is often viewed in a negative light.
Long-term caregiver, Betty De Filippis, gives her tips regarding her experiences with her mother-in-law, Joan, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2013. As the disease progressed through four years of caregiving, Betty learned many different techniques that aided —
If you’ve recently taken on the role of caregiver, you may feel overwhelmed and uncertain about what the future holds. Despite your new responsibility, it’s crucial that you don’t stop caring for yourself as well. Early Planning Is Essential One
Bad posture is a common issue for Americans of all ages, and just about everyone could do with some lessons on the importance of standing and sitting up straighter. Seniors, in particular, can benefit immensely from improving their posture. Seniors
Being a family caregiver can get tough! Not only are you managing your own day-to-day responsibilities, you’re also taking on many of the needs of your loved one. While this is incredibly rewarding, there’s no doubt it can get overwhelming.
When most of us think about staying fit we immediately think about our body from the neck down. However, brain fitness plays a vital role in nearly everything we do – thinking, working, playing, remembering, socializing, and communicating. It’s predicted
As adults age, senior isolation becomes more common. Frequently their social connections decrease due to retirement, lack of mobility, loss of a spouse, or a change in health. Because of this, seniors may experience a greater risk for poor health
Knowledge, patience, and practice are key to providing smart and compassionate care to people with dementia and support to their families. What is dementia? Dementia is not a specific disease, it is the term used to describe several different diseases of
The heat of summer is here, so this is a good time to review some vital safety tips for seniors. Elderly persons are more prone to the effects of heat and at greater risk for dehydration. Make sure you or
The Best of Utah Valley competition is held each spring and readers nominate and vote on their favorite local businesses, services, and products in Utah County. The Daily Herald counts the votes, chooses the top three in each category and