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Exercise for Elders: Accessible Fitness During Quarantine

Quarantine is the safest option to take in order to protect yourself and your families from the Coronavirus, however, there is an unfortunate irony to our homestead strategy; the physical strain of sedentary behavior. Excessive sitting and minimal daily movement can have dire consequences to the health and wellness of senior citizens. This can be especially difficult for elders who live alone, or in retirement care facilities who may not have as many reasons or reminders to include movement into their schedule. Therefore, it is important to create a daily...

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Ideas on How to Pass Time during Self-Isolation

Whilst a self-isolation of this caliber is unlike anything the current generation has experienced, our seniors and elderly are no strangers to hardship. Whether it was war, famine or infectious diseases, the younger generations have a lot they can learn from the resilience and ingenuity of our senior citizens. One incredible example is their ability to adapt and be industrious in dire circumstances. While we are mourning the loss of our physical freedom, we have gained time and we can use that time to pursue our interests and improve morale....

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Social Connection during Social Distancing

As we are entering the fourth week in quarantine, we are all feeling the emotional strain of social isolation. As we all stay home and take precautions to stay safe and healthy in order to support our local essential workers, it is natural to feel anxious, confused and alone. Especially for those in our community who are the most vulnerable, our elderly and immune-compromised, who must take extra precautions to stay out of public spaces. The COVID-19/Coronavirus more negatively affects those over 60, so seniors must be more careful. However,...

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Coronavirus for seniors, what you need to know

When the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) first began to spread in China last December, many believed it would be contained quickly and easily. Few imagined it would become an epidemic that has claim as many lives as it has so far and crippled many industries. Last week, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee and confirmed what many already suspected: coronavirus is far more dangerous than the common flu – 10 times “more lethal” to be exact....

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How Caregiving May Change Your Personality

Being a long-term caregiver for someone in your family is bound to change you and make a huge impact on your life. Most of the times, the changes that occur in your personality will be positive and beneficial. Caregivers tend to become more compassionate and caring people, and feel more empathetic to others who are going through health issues. However, caregivers may also experience negative personality changes as well. After working as a caregiver for many months to many years, you may experience the negative consequences of caregiver burnout. Stress,...

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When an Elderly Loved One Resists Your Care

Caring for an elderly loved one may be a difficult task, especially if your loved one is resistant to care. As people age, their cognition begins to decline, and they may not be totally in their right mind whenever they need care. This, among other medical and emotional issues, may cause your loved one to be resistant to you or anyone caring for them. If this sounds familiar, then keep reading to learn why your loved one may be resistant, and how to care for them anyway. What Causes Resistance...

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Alternatives Options to Nursing Homes

As people get older, one of the things that many elderly individuals can agree on is that they do not want to go into a nursing home. Nursing homes can be scary places for your elderly loved one. Suddenly, your loved one has their entire life ripped apart and they must move into a new home. Unless they are not in their right mind they may not necessarily need a nursing home, and placing them in one may be more harmful than good. For various reasons, your elderly loved ones...

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How to Help an Elderly Loved One Make Dietary Changes

Change is hard, no matter what age you are, and if your elderly loved ones have to endure change in their lives, then it may throw them for a loop. As people age they may have to make dietary changes in order to stay healthy and keep their bodies strong. Many doctors recommend that older individuals eat low sodium diets that are rich in nutrients. This type of diet can reduce your loved one’s risk of developing many chronic diseases, heart disease, or having a stroke. Your loved one may...

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How to Talk to Your Elderly Loved One about Incontinence

If your elderly loved one suffers from incontinence, then it may be impossible to ignore. The odor, the mess and the cleanup can all be glaringly obvious signs that something is wrong. Ironically, the subject seems to be one that is often ignored in households. Many children of elderly parents do not want to bring up the subject because they do not want to embarrass their parents. Talking to an elderly loved one about their incontinence issues could be embarrassing for them and for you. It is also an awkward...

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Resistance Training For Seniors

As people grow older, their muscles and joints begin to break down. Add to that the fact that seniors have more brittle bones than their younger relatives, and it seems as though you are making a recipe for disaster. Seniors are at an increased risk for falling and becoming injured due to their brittle bones, muscles and joints. However, there is one thing that can help decrease a senior’s risk of falling and keep them healthy. Resistance training is a type of exercise that allows your elderly loved ones to...

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