Moving out of your house—the place you lived for decades, raised a family, and created many memories—to downsize to assisted living can be a bittersweet process. But while it does require some adjustment on the frontend, there is no reason your new senior living apartment can’t have all the comforts of home and reflect your personal taste. What’s more, the new space can also hold opportunities for a fresh start.
People are living longer, more fruitful lives. However, many older adults worry about being a burden on their loved ones in their later years. Fortunately, senior assisted living communities are here to help. New communities, like Vineyard Bluffton, focus on simplifying life for older adults. Their living amenities provide as-needed assistance with a keen focus on sustaining residents’ independence.
Whether you’re getting up there in years, or you have older loved ones, we’re all eager for ways to stay sharp and focused. Luckily, when it comes to improving your mind’s health, there’s an option that’s both effective and fun—playing games.
It can be easy to want to be more sedentary and spend more time relaxing during the winter. But staying healthy is something that should be a focus throughout the year, especially for older adults. Thankfully, South Carolina graces us with cool, beautiful winter weather that encourages exercise. When it comes to enjoying outdoor activity, the winter allows you to get moving in ways you might not be able to during the hot and humid summer months. However, there are also plenty of indoor workouts for the days you want to stay inside.
It’s that time of year when we need to buy holiday presents for our family and friends. If you have a loved one with dementia, you might be stuck trying to figure out an appropriate and useful gift they can safely enjoy. We’ve listed ten unique gift ideas for someone with dementia, for you to use as your guide this holiday season.
If you or your loved one start forgetting things throughout the day, you might be worried about possible cognitive issues. Many people ask, is this normal aging, or should I schedule a doctor’s appointment or have a memory screening?
November is National Caregivers Month, a time for us to honor the 43 million Americans who care for a loved one. Caregivers often have full- or part-time jobs in addition to providing care. We understand the challenges, hard work, and dedication it takes to care for another person. Caregiving is an around the clock job, often unpaid and under-appreciated.
Based on the results of a 2016 study published in the Journal of Epidemiology, when older adults pursue hobbies on a consistent basis, they can reap a number of benefits such as an increased life expectancy, cognitive function, independent mobility, social connection, and overall sense of purpose.
Caring for someone with dementia is challenging, but should not be overwhelming. Whether caring for a loved one or working as a care professional, learning the basics of each stage is crucial to success. Educating yourself can guide your expectations and help you know when to ask for additional help with dementia care.
The crisper air that we feel in our Lowcountry presents the perfect opportunity to switch up a wellness routine or take up new hobbies. If you’re bored with your current health and wellness plan or just need a change of scenery, autumn offers the perfect time to find a new practice.