The holiday season is a time for family and friends to get together and spend quality time with one another. Unfortunately, while this is a magical and meaningful time of year, the holidays can also bring feelings of stress. This is especially true for individuals caring for someone who is living with a memory impairment.
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Humans are creatures of habit. Even if they are only a small part of our day, we all have a routine we follow. Whether it is a morning routine, a skincare routine that you follow every day/night, or a workout routine that helps you stay on track, you have your own set of daily rituals.
Dementia is an “umbrella” term that describes several cognitive inhibiting conditions. Under the “dementia umbrella,” the common variations of this condition include Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body dementia, and mixed dementia.
The month of October is Physical Therapy Month, so it is only fitting that we address its benefits and how our rehabilitation services improve the lives of those we serve.
Lately, you have been noticing that your parent or loved one is acting differently. Small behaviors such as choosing to wear shorts in the winter or forgetting to pay the electric bill have become more frequent. These behaviors seem odd, but you do not think anything of them.
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“No matter your age or athletic ability, strength training is the key to flexibility, mobility, improved performance, and lower injury risk. Anyone, at any fitness level, can and should strength train… And it doesn't have to take hours at the gym to see results (nytimes.com).”
Each season of the year brings its own set of celebrations and traditional foods harvested during that time. In addition to nourishing our bodies, implementing seasonal produce into our diet and cooking routine offers other benefits and contributes to healthy aging.
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We all know that physical activity goes a long way in promoting healthy aging, but many of us find it difficult to stick to an exercise routine on our own. Whatever exercise you choose to do will boost your overall health and wellness, but there is also a way that you can make your fitness routine even easier on yourself. Grab a friend, family member, or neighbor and sign them up to be your workout partner!
Summer is the season to enjoy the outdoors. After being cooped up in the house all winter long, it is refreshing to venture outside and enjoy the warmer weather with friends and family. From family cookouts or tending to your garden to spending the day at the pool or on the beach, summer is the time to have fun in the sun!