Holiday Activities for Seniors


The holidays are once again upon us, and that can sometimes bring mixed emotions for seniors. It’s not uncommon to feel lonely this time of year if family is far away, or bittersweet nostalgia as they remember a lifetime of celebrations—good and bad—or loved ones who have passed away. Whether the festivities of the [...]

Holiday Activities for Seniors2024-01-22T21:38:49+00:00

Fall Activities for Seniors


It’s a magical time of year. The leaves are showing off their dazzling red, orange and golden hues, and cool mornings and cool evenings bookend warm, sunny afternoons. Before this fleeting season ends, it’s a great time for seniors to embrace all of autumn’s glorious sights, sounds and smells—from crunching leaves and bonfires to [...]

Fall Activities for Seniors2024-01-22T21:40:58+00:00

The Health Benefits of Pets for Seniors


There are so many benefits to sharing your life with a pet—at any age. And for older adults, the companionship and unconditional love we get from animals can be an essential part of the transition into retirement that sometimes comes with more isolation and a waning sense of purpose. Pets, of course, require a [...]

The Health Benefits of Pets for Seniors2024-01-22T21:42:57+00:00

Outings for Seniors in the Twin Cities


Most patients with Alzheimer’s or dementia find that keeping the brain and body active is an essential way to cope with the challenges of the disease. Activities that stimulate the brain and body such as walking, chair exercises, Tai Chi, and even simple yoga can boost the mental and physical health of all seniors, [...]

Outings for Seniors in the Twin Cities2024-01-22T21:44:02+00:00

Brain Games for Seniors


The brain is like a muscle. It needs activity and stimulation to work in peak condition. This is especially true for seniors who naturally experience a degree of cognitive decline, and patients with dementia who may find that an active brain helps to slow down progression of the disease. Here are some fun game [...]

Brain Games for Seniors2024-01-22T21:45:13+00:00

Spring Activities for Seniors


The leaves are green, the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and the air is warm—it sure looks like we’re finally enjoying a well-deserved spring! After months of limited activity, springtime is the perfect time of year to get creative, get active, and set up a new routine to take advantage of all [...]

Spring Activities for Seniors2024-01-22T21:46:19+00:00

Important Nutrition Tips For Seniors


As we age, our nutritional requirements change. It’s common to need fewer calories (as metabolisms slow down) and require different amounts of nutrients including carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. Keeping up with good nutrition is vital for older adults as it is connected to osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, [...]

Important Nutrition Tips For Seniors2024-01-22T21:47:32+00:00

8 Questions to Ask When Considering a Senior Living Community


Finding the right senior living community is an important and emotional decision. It’s normal to feel stressed and overwhelmed when going through this process, so its important to be informed in order to make the right decision for your family’s needs. Here are eight questions that you need to ask when determining which community [...]

8 Questions to Ask When Considering a Senior Living Community2024-01-22T21:48:38+00:00

The Importance of Keeping a Daily Routine for Dementia Patients


One of the most difficult times after a dementia diagnosis is when a patient begins to feel a loss of independence and control over their daily lives. Their sense of time is distorted, their short-term memory is impaired, and the world they once knew often looks strange, unfamiliar and frightening. As the disease progresses, [...]

The Importance of Keeping a Daily Routine for Dementia Patients2024-01-22T21:50:30+00:00

Is Alzheimer’s Disease Genetic?


While family history is not the only determining factor when it comes to the development of Alzheimer’s and other dementia disorders, it does play a role. If you have a first-degree relative (a parent or full sibling) with Alzheimer’s, you are at a higher risk for developing the disease. Researchers aren’t certain to what [...]

Is Alzheimer’s Disease Genetic?2024-01-22T21:51:49+00:00
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