Think of the special memories you have sharing time with the people in your life. Sometimes it can be an event that was planned but often it was just an unexpected moment. Many families make it a point of visiting the older adults in their lives on a regular basis but can struggle with doing something different especially when there are changes. When the older adult has more difficulty hearing, seeing or getting around, it seems like many of the things that were of interest no longer have the same appeal. Add to that some depression or memory loss and finding ways to enhance the visit time together can sometime become a challenge.
January 31st, 2011 at 3:07 am
January 28th, 2011 at 3:06 am
Senior centers are an excellent community resource and attract a wide variety of older adults who are interested in staying active and informed. With the changes in memory associated with normal aging, programs to support brain health and education about the components of successful aging attract seniors of all ages.
January 27th, 2011 at 3:07 am
As we enter the height of winter, most of us are dreaming of spring or at the very least, an escape from it all. I know I am as today we are facing the sixth major snowstorm of the winter here. I am getting to be quite an expert at snow shoveling but who wants to be known for that? But I will admit that doing the shoveling in moderation (to protect my back) is actually a great aerobic workout.
January 26th, 2011 at 3:12 am
When a loved one moves to an assisted living because there is a need for some additional support, friends and family members may notice that there is not as much participation in the variety of activities as may have been expected.