Because Alzheimer’s disease is usually associated with an older age demographic, it is important to help your loved one stimulate their brain in order to sharpen thinking, reasoning, memory, and processing abilities! Mental exercise also vitalizes the brain and can help seniors maintain an overall feeling happiness in their senior living community. Could it really be true that if you don’t use it, you lose it?
While most diet myths don’t have anything to do with seniors, there are some nutrition myths about seniors that can be misleading. Being able to identify nutritional myths and facts can have a significantly positive impact on your loved one’s life.
Exercise is an excellent way for older adults to stay healthy and maintain their strength. It is common for many seniors to give up on exercising because it can be difficult and painful if not done correctly. Many of the exercises your parents may have done when they were younger are not as beneficial for them to do now. Whoever knew that going for a run could be a bad thing?
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorder in the United States. With so many Americans affected by this disorder, it is common for most people to think that anxiety is easy to treat.
When caring for a loved one, you can often overlook what you need to truly take care of yourself. If you stop paying attention to your personal needs and wants, other things can follow shortly after. Usually, when one neglects themselves, they can experience a lack of confidence, and their self-esteem can drop tremendously. Obviously, it is essential for your loved ones to be cared for but it is also vital for you to take care of yourself along the way.
Learning about a diagnosis of diabetes can be very frustrating, and furthermore, frightening. While fear may be your first initial response, questions and concerns may quickly consume you. You might wonder: Do I have to adjust my diet? Can I still go out to eat? If you are in senior care and managing diabetes, this new diagnosis may be very overwhelming. The Pavilion Senior Living is here to let you know that you can still enjoy an exciting culinary life - you just need to be more cautious.
Looking to get away this season, but worried traveling may be a challenge, especially because of your age? Even for those residing in an assisted living facility, travel can still be and should be an option for you. Traveling can be an enjoyable, rewarding experience that can be made even better with friends or family. Here are a few ways to make travel more accessible, especially if you or a friend are of senior age.
Did you know that 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s? This startling number can make anyone anxious. If you have an older loved one who has expressed early signs of the disease or if your own parent has Alzheimer’s, it can be even more intimidating. That is precisely why The Pavilion is increasing education efforts for dementia-related illnesses. Fortunately, there are options for Alzheimer’s care and even steps for prevention!
One of the unique privileges we have at The Pavilion Senior Living is working with people that experience full, rich lives. We may ask ourselves "why was it fulfilling?" Where did the senior in my life once find their purpose? By addressing those questions, we can understand how we can help seniors keep passions alive. How do you help the resident that discovered their true purpose in serving their community? How do you support the resident that found purpose in teaching? By exploring each individual’s passions, we are given the gift of doing something transformative with our life enrichment here at The Pavilion.
If you care for an older parent or if someone close to you is in an assisted living community, you know that from time to time staying positive can be a challenge. At The Pavilion, we know how it is crucial for staff to keep their mental state healthy while also helping our residents be healthy. When caregivers ignore their own health, it can result in caregiver burnout. Luckily, the adverse side effects can be prevented, and there are ways to staying positive when caring for an older loved one.