During the holidays, many people will be visiting aging parents or relatives. This is a perfect opportunity to notice changes in their mental, physical and cognitive health, ensure they’re able to move comfortably and safely in their home, and have important conversations about the future.
Caregiver burnout can manifest in many different ways. The emotional and physical demands that accompany caregiving can strain even the strongest person, and it’s important to take advantage of the tools available to help when providing care for your aging loved ones.
As the seasons change, the transition to the colder months can be a challenge to stay healthy. As the season of cold and flu looms ahead, coupled with COVID-19, it can be difficult for seniors to ward off illness. Taking proactive steps can help keep seniors stay protected this fall.
Music, whether played or simply listened to, can help stimulate seniors by evoking powerful memories or emotions for the aging adult. For seniors with memory issues or dementia, music has the ability to bring back memories, and can help improve cognitive function and slow age-related decline.
As you or your loved ones age, it’s necessary to make plans for the future to ensure that your wants and needs are met. As everyone’s needs are different, working with trusted professionals who have experience in aging and it’s associated concerns to help you organize these plans for your future.