Do you help take your parents to their doctor’s appointments? If you’re a woman over 50 in the United States, chances are high that you do.
While the average age of a family caregiver is around 49, over a third of all family caregivers are actually over 65. In addition to helping with daily tasks like shopping, giving medicine and preparing food, family caregivers often tend to transportation to doctor’s appointments as well.
You might be surprised to learn that even in developed countries like the United States malnutrition is a serious problem. It’s especially prevalent among senior citizens. In fact, one in three older adults who are admitted to the hospital are malnourished.
While flu season doesn’t technically begin until the fall, this virus can actually be contracted year round, and adults over 65 are typically more susceptible to complications.
Are you an older adult who loves to drive? Or are you worried about your own senior mom or dad driving?
It’s essential for seniors to prioritize maintaining a healthy weight as they age but, clearly, many are struggling to comply with lifestyle changes that make this possible.
If you’re looking for a new fitness mantra for your weekly workouts, you may want to consider “cross-training.”
If spring fever has you itching to get outside and jumpstart a new exercise routine, you may want to think about recruiting a buddy to tag along.
Do you want to cook more of your own meals and eat out less? Have you found yourself in a dinner-time rut cycling through the same five dishes over and over and over?
What’s on your spring cleaning list? Organizing the pantry? Putting together a big donation of gently used clothes? When it comes to refreshing your environment (and life) this spring, don’t forget these important health and safety reminders: