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Is Gardening Physically & Mentally Beneficial for Aging Adults in Amarillo, TX
Is Gardening Physically & Mentally Beneficial for Aging Adults in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on July 16, 2021

Maintaining a garden, whether it’s a few window boxes full of flowers or a plot of delicious vegetables, can have a surprisingly wide range of health benefits for seniors. Here are the top five. 1. Physical Fitness Exercise reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, keeps the joints limber, and keeps…

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Natural Treatments for a Sore Throat in Amarillo, TX
Natural Treatments for a Sore Throat in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on June 25, 2021

A sore throat can cause varying degrees of discomfort for your senior loved one, and it can even lead to difficulty speaking and swallowing. Left untreated, a sore throat may interfere with eating, hydrating, or sleeping. Here are natural remedies that can alleviate sore throat symptoms in seniors.  1. Apple…

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Tips When Visiting a Loved One with Alzheimer in Amarillo, TX
Tips When Visiting a Loved One with Alzheimer in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on June 11, 2021

Visiting a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s is a wonderful way to bond as a family, yet the symptoms of the disease can sometimes present a few challenges. Fortunately, you can ease the stress on your loved one while strengthening your bond by using the following tips.  1. Choose the…

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Understanding the Difference Between Assisted Living and Home Care in Amarillo, TX
Understanding the Difference Between Assisted Living and Home Care in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on May 28, 2021

The majority of seniors prefer living in their own homes for as long as possible, yet there inevitably comes a point when they need more care. Knowing the differences between home care and assisted living can help you and your senior loved one plan for the future while promoting greater…

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Signs of Hoarding Behavior in Older Adults in Amarillo, TX
Signs of Hoarding Behavior in Older Adults in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on May 14, 2021

Hoarding is a problem that’s more common than most people realize, and it tends to develop in adults around the age of 50 or older. It may be caused by anxiety, depression, or a traumatic experience, or it may accompany problems like dementia or schizophrenia. Hoarding is also common in…

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Ways to Provide Care for a Loved One with Heart Failure in Amarillo, TX
Ways to Provide Care for a Loved One with Heart Failure in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on April 30, 2021

Heart failure is one of the leading causes of hospitalizations among older adults and is typically caused by current cardiovascular conditions and poor heart health habits throughout the years. Seniors can address this condition by following treatment guidelines recommended by doctors and receiving high-quality care. Below are some of the…

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Tips to Reduce Caregiver Burden in Amarillo, TX
Tips to Reduce Caregiver Burden in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on April 16, 2021

Caregiving responsibilities can quickly add up and become an overwhelming part of your life. Naturally, you can expect to occasionally feel stressed out by your duties, but it shouldn’t be something you feel every day. Feeling overburdened is a strong indicator that you’re heading for burnout, but you have several…

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Benefits of Aging in Place for Elderly People in Amarillo, TX
Benefits of Aging in Place for Elderly People in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on March 26, 2021

Increased longevity and advances in modern medicine are making it possible for more seniors to age in place instead of living in nursing homes. Rather than moving to assisted living facilities, many older adults are able to spend their golden years in the comfort of home. Here’s a look at…

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Can You Tell if Your Aging Loved One Needs Overnight Care in Amarillo, TX
Can You Tell if Your Aging Loved One Needs Overnight Care in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on March 12, 2021

Aging adults sometimes need to get up at night because of bladder issues or chronic pain. At other times, they may be confused about the time of day or wander because they have a form of dementia such as Alzheimer’s. These are just some of the reasons you might find…

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Major Risk Factors for Dementia in Seniors in Amarillo, TX
Major Risk Factors for Dementia in Seniors in Amarillo, TX
By Kim May, 9:00 am on February 26, 2021

Dementia is a chronic disorder that impacts cognitive function, emotional stability, and physical health. Researchers still have quite a bit to learn about dementia, but some neurological experts believe around 35 percent of all cases are completely preventable. Here’s a look at some of the top risk factors for dementia. …

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