Archive for the ‘Senior Exercise’ Category

Senior Malnourishment: A Common, But Often Undetected Problem

Posted on: April 11th, 2018 by Cheryl Richard Mann
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Elderly asian woman bored with foodRemember weekend dinners at Grandma and Grandpa’s, when the whole family came together around the table to share a hearty meal, conversations, and laughter? Regrettably, with many families now living at a distance from their older family members, along with so many pressing needs pulling us in numerous directions, it’s hard to keep on with this tradition – and it could be one of the many factors leading to the dramatic rise in senior malnutrition. Continue reading “Senior Malnourishment: A Common, But Often Undetected Problem” »

Guidelines to Improve Brain Health

Posted on: March 16th, 2018 by Cheryl Richard Mann
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Senior man eating vegetables on patioThe remarkable research of the latest AARP study is in: those that maintain a balanced and healthy diet are twice as likely to consider their brain health and functionality to be very good or excellent compared to people who rarely eat well. In particular, a diet abundant with fish, vegetables & fruits equated to better brain health. Continue reading “Guidelines to Improve Brain Health” »

Family Caregiver Tips: How to Make Every Day a Great Day!

Posted on: March 7th, 2018 by Cheryl Richard Mann
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Beautiful Woman“It just hasn’t been a good day,” we sometimes mourn, shrugging our shoulders hopelessly. Naturally, occasionally things happen that are totally out of your control, plus some days they seem to happen at exactly the same time – making us wish we’d made the decision to simply stay in bed! This can be especially true if you’re a family caregiver feeling overwhelmed by the many tasks and responsibilities of the day. Nevertheless, there are actually steps we can all choose to adopt to turn those difficult days around, and also find purpose and meaning within our challenging experiences. Continue reading “Family Caregiver Tips: How to Make Every Day a Great Day!” »

Can Giving Up the Keys Be Bad for Elderly Drivers’ Health?

Posted on: January 4th, 2018 by Cheryl Richard Mann
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Discussing an Elderly Parent's Ability to Drive a CarIt is one of the more troublesome decisions we must confront in older years, and an exceptionally delicate subject for adult children to broach with their senior parents: relinquishing the car keys. Driving a vehicle, while creating an inherent experience of freedom and independence, can become significantly hazardous due to a number of variables regarding aging. And letting go of that independence for safety’s sake can feel defeating. Continue reading “Can Giving Up the Keys Be Bad for Elderly Drivers’ Health?” »

Learn How Senior Fitness Rules Change Beginning as Early as Age 50

Posted on: October 17th, 2017 by Cheryl Richard Mann
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Senior Man Exercising Outdoors with DumbellsAging requires adapting to a great many changes, and the way we look after our bodies is among the most meaningful ones. We realize the necessity of staying physically active, but might not know that the old tried-and-true exercising techniques we’ve long employed should be changed after age fifty, due to increasing injuries, pain in joints and muscles, and general fatigue. For example: Continue reading “Learn How Senior Fitness Rules Change Beginning as Early as Age 50” »

A New Type of Physical Therapy – Treadmill Therapy – Is Now Covered by Medicare

Posted on: October 11th, 2017 by Cheryl Richard Mann
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senior home exercisingHere’s some encouraging news for anyone with peripheral artery disease (PAD), a debilitating condition which can result from smoking or diabetes and can increase a person’s chance of developing a heart attack or stroke, and in some cases resulting in limb amputation. Medicare is now going to cover the cost of a relatively new type of physical therapy known as treadmill therapy, once recommended and supervised by a health care professional. Continue reading “A New Type of Physical Therapy – Treadmill Therapy – Is Now Covered by Medicare” »