When I say “heart health,” what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, it’s things that your doctor have told you: exercise, lose weight, etc.
And while those things are definitely a contributing factor to heart health, there’s another factor that may play a large role—something more simple. Something not related to your physical health.
But before we get to that, we should still talk be talking about those physical health factors that can help prevent heart problems.
Following a healthy lifestyle, exercising and getting proper nutrition, are important all throughout life, but can become even more important as we grow older. Getting smart about the foods you’re putting into your body and the nutrition you’re getting can help aid in the fight against aging. A proper diet can prevent problems like heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes in seniors.
Following a few simple tips can help you plan your meals and choose the best foods for your diet. While these tips can be helpful for anyone looking to live a healthy lifestyle, they’re especially important for seniors to understand and incorporate into their diet.
Games are great not just to pass the time but also to keep our minds and bodies healthy. Obviously, not all games are equal and those with higher degrees of autonomy will be more able to participate in more tenuous activities. If a game becomes frustrating do not press the person to play on. Simply, leave it and calmly suggest returning to it at another time.
Seniors or others who suffer from memory issues can benefit from simple games like card matching games. Colorful images with distinct differences and a slow pace make this game best suited for those suffering dementia or from a recent stroke.
If possible, seek out apps designed to assist in memory training. These apps can not only provide a source of entertainment but also aid in brain health. According to Alzheimers.net, the leading apps available to stimulate one’s brain and maintain mental agility are:
Did you make a new year’s resolution to keep your loved one at home and comfortable?
According to AARP, 90% of aging seniors would prefer to stay in their homes. Even 82% of seniors who would have to hire help to maintain daily life would prefer to stay home if possible. It’s no secret that the comfort, familiarity and emotional attachment of home are important. ‘Aging in Place’ has become the preferred trend of elderly in America. And finding the correct caregiver to facilitate that is key to success. If you are searching for the right care to ensure their safety and happiness there are several factors to consider.
The National Institute on Aging recommends that you begin to compile a list of considerations: what kind of help you will need eg meals, shopping, cleaning, reminders for medicine, etc. Also, be aware of what products are available to help address those concerns eg medicine reminder apps, etc. Your budget for assistance will need to be determined and a list of potential contributors available eg governmental programs.
Social interaction is very important to ward off loneliness if one chooses to stay at home. Hiring a caregiver can provide that essential emotional interaction helping to prevent illnesses due to isolation. As well as look after those who require assistance to move about and avoid injury.
MedStaffers offers long-term home care and short-term respite care to help bring comfort and security to those who need assistance. Staying in one’s home is the healthiest option for most people and can be achieved with home health care. Contact MedStaffers today to see what can be done to help keep your family happily in their own home.