From guiding the blind to fetching the Sunday paper, “man’s best friend” has proven to be a great friend indeed. It seems that as research increases, the benefits provided by our four-legged friends do as well – particularly for seniors.
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March Madness is here and sports fans are gathering with friends and family to enjoy the excitement. Although few people are aware, bonding over sports can be quite beneficial for senior fans – even those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
While the holidays are times for good cheer, they can also be quite hectic and stressful. The season of celebration and breaking away from everyday life can be especially difficult for people with dementia and their caregivers.
Another steamy summer is upon us, but don’t start that three month air-conditioned hibernation just yet. St. Louis offers lots of good times that won’t work up a sweat. These are five of our favorite senior-friendly summer activities.
St. Louis summers can be sweltering, but residents know that come December, the temperatures can stay below freezing for days and weeks at a time. The resulting ice, snow and cold weather can be a hazard for people of any age, but those over 60 should take extra caution. Winter weather and seniors just don't mix well. Below are a few things you can do to help you stay safe this winter season:
As a leading St. Louis home care company, we are always looking for ways to help our clients and their families. A cell phone can be a helpful tool to both caregivers and clients. Text and video messaging can allow a caregiver to talk with a senior on a very personal and confidential level.
As a professional providing Private Duty Home Care , I am reminded more and more that we all rely on technology in every day life and business. With just a phone call away, phones and electronic devices can allow family members who care for their relatives and loved ones, to enjoy the many pleasures the warmer weather brings. Summer time in St. Louis is a great time to enjoy the many water parks, lakes and streams we are so fortunate to have. Just dont forget to protect those items in your pocket.
With nearly 50 percent of adults 75 years or older owning a cell phone, according to Pew Research Center, many seniors are discovering how a mobile device can enhance their lives. In addition to the peace of mind from knowing you can reach someone when you need to, older Americans are using their mobile devices to stay in touch with loved ones, take pictures and connect on social media sites.
I recently spent some time with one of my favorite clients. Cela is 90 yrs old and full of life—a real fireball. Cela was a classical violinist whose concert career took her all over the world.
Most gifts I recommend that people buy are geared towards helping a senior citizen increase their levels of independence. There are always small gifts that you can find online or on the Home Shopping Network that an elder might find interesting.
If you are searching for the perfect gift for a senior citizen for the holidays, that the recipient will truly appreciate, here are some excellent tips and ideas.