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Technology to Use to Lower Risk of Falling for Elders in Rhode Island
Technology to Use to Lower Risk of Falling for Elders in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on November 10, 2017

Each year in the United States, 33 percent of adults aged 65 and older experience a fall. Fall injuries typically range from minor to serious, which may require hospitalization and surgical interventions. However, by implementing fall prevention devices, 50 percent or more of these mishaps are preventable. Here are a…

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Safe But Stimulating Activities for Elders with Alzheimer's in Rhode Island
Safe But Stimulating Activities for Elders with Alzheimer's in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on October 27, 2017

Alzheimer’s disease slowly affects a senior’s abilities to the point it eventually becomes necessary to modify daily activities. However, this doesn’t mean your senior loved one can’t still have fun. In fact, many of your loved one’s favorite activities can be modified to fit his or her changing abilities. Consider…

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Life Hacks for Family Caregivers in Rhode Island
Life Hacks for Family Caregivers in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on October 13, 2017

Being a caregiver for a senior loved one can be challenging. When it’s possible, family caregivers should look for smart ways to accomplish their everyday tasks. Here are a few life hacks that can make a caregiver’s life a little bit easier.  Buy a Carabiner Caregivers can’t afford to waste…

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Ways for Caregivers to Recover from Burnout in Rhode Island
Ways for Caregivers to Recover from Burnout in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on September 29, 2017

Many caregivers become mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted. By making a few changes to enhance their life balance, caregiver burnout is an issue they can prevent. Here are a few ways to recover from caregiver burnout.   Reconnect with Yourself After you have experienced caregiver burnout, you may become less…

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6 Effects of Poor Nutrition on Aging Adults in Rhode Island
6 Effects of Poor Nutrition on Aging Adults in Rhode Island
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on September 15, 2017

The body inevitably changes with age, losing bone mass and body tissue. While most seniors experience these things to some degree, the changes of aging are compounded for seniors with poor nutrition. Here are six effects of poor nutrition in the elderly and some ways to alleviate these effects.  1….

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Prevent Dowager's Hump in Rhode Island, TN
Prevent Dowager's Hump in Rhode Island, TN
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on August 25, 2017

Dowager’s hump is a lump that can form at the base of the neck, and it is particularly common among seniors. Though this sort of hump is not technically painful, it tends to push the neck forward and contribute to shoulder, neck, and upper back discomfort. Since it can be…

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Dating in the Senior Years Is Different in Rhode Island, TN
Dating in the Senior Years Is Different in Rhode Island, TN
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on August 11, 2017

The senior years bring many changes that often lead older adults to consider getting back into the dating game. Whether a senior has lost a spouse or has experienced a divorce, seeking a new companion can prevent feelings of isolation. However, seniors often discover a few things have changed since…

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Books for Seniors Living with Dementia in Rhode Island, TN
Books for Seniors Living with Dementia in Rhode Island, TN
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on July 28, 2017

Many seniors with dementia are aware of the memory issues and cognitive decline they face, so they end up having to manage a lot of emotional stress as well. The right type of book can comfort seniors as they manage their dementia and enhance their quality of life. If you…

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Leisure Activities for Older Adults Living in Rhode Island, TN
Leisure Activities for Older Adults Living in Rhode Island, TN
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on July 14, 2017

Rhode Island seniors who take part in regular leisure activities can enrich their lives in many ways. Participating in such activities is exciting, and it can also enhance a senior’s mind, body, and outlook on life. Check out the following five local leisure activities that seniors will truly enjoy. 1….

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Underrated Yet Nutritious Veggies for Seniors in Rhode Island, TN
Underrated Yet Nutritious Veggies for Seniors in Rhode Island, TN
By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on June 30, 2017

Some people claim veggies like kale are overrated. While these trendy foods do offer many health benefits, they are not the only things your senior loved one should eat. Here is a list of underrated veggies that offer several health benefits. Make sure your loved one eats as many of…

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