Tag Archives: senior living

Chair Exercises for Seniors

by: Kum Martin As one ages, the metabolic rate of the body decreases. So, to keep muscles and joints working, one must follow certain routine exercise schedule. These exercises need not be very difficult involving whole lot of strength and energy. Simple exercises such as hands and leg movement carried out while sitting in chair…
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The Senior Life – Keeping Your Elderly Friends Motivated!

by: Charles Tetsal Motivation is very important in everyone's lives and as kids and younger adults we have lots of things that help keep us motivated. Children play all day and go to school and as adults we work, take care of the kids and the house and many other activities. But eventually we start…
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Does Wii Fit Work for Seniors?

by: John R. Sharpe You may be concerned about how your elderly relatives can keep fit and alert. One aid that is being talked about a great deal is the Nintendo Wii, which although primarily aimed at younger families is proving to be beneficial to more senior members of the family. In particular Wii Fit…
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Maintaining A Sense of Humor About Aging

by: Donal Ardell Aging, usually in the form of references to the foibles of those who display unsettling characteristics of doing so, is a source of daily humor in American life, as it must be elsewhere around the globe, where everyone engages in the practice, sooner or later. I myself have begun to talk about…
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Is Your Parent Exhibiting Normal Aging Problems Or Is It Dementia?

by: Mark K. Shackelford A great many people today are facing the likelihood of assisting their older mothers and fathers. When taking care of older parents, it's not unusual to recognize "mental" problems that seem a little worse than normal. You assume it's normal, because they are growing older. (more…)
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A Nursing Home at Holiday Time

By Sandy L. White Have you visited a nursing home at Christmas time? It can be as magical as watching little children light up when they see twinkling lights, pretty packages, Santa Claus, hear Christmas music and smell cinnamon, ginger and pine. (more…)
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Holiday Activities for Seniors

By Sandy L. White Do you have any Christmas activities for seniors in mind this holiday season? Are you all caught up in the sights and smells? When Christmas comes around what excites you? Is it the reuniting with friends and family? Or maybe its the ginger, mistletoe, cinnamon, and pine all rolled into one glorious…
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Enjoying Visits With Your Elderly Family Member

By Erin Treder It's not easy to see someone close to you lose her ability to communicate as she once did. As the family member of a person who is confused, you may find communicating with your loved one increasingly difficult. Alzheimer's disease and related dementia can affect a person's ability to understand information and make…
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