As a caregiver, the daily routine of caring for a loved one with extended care needs or even Alzheimer’s can be a full-time job and can bring stress to daily life. Did you know that short-term respite or respite rehab stays at Danbury can help? As a caretaker it can be difficult to find time for your own physical and emotional needs; however, your wellbeing is just as important as your loved ones.
Someone recently told me that “sitting is the new smoking” and it really made me think of my retired friends and clients. How many do you know that spend too much time sitting? Sitting and reading, sitting and watching TV, sitting and playing on the computer?
Because they’re on Facebook. And Instagram. And Pinterest. And anything else they can share pictures with that involves their phone or a computer. Here are a few reasons for a senior to have a basic account on a social media site.
My 75-year-old father has always lived on the sunny side of the street, always whistling a tune and always a twinkle in his eye. Lately, he just has not been himself, he seems distracted and distant. Could he actually be “depressed?”
For the same reasons that everything else in our aging body seems to ache and change, our feet are possibly the biggest victims of getting older. As our bodies age, everything just seems to wear out. It's natural. But our feet? The reason is simple- overuse.