Tai Chi For Seniors: Exercises, Benefits, and Tips For The Elderly
View Original Article Here: Tai Chi For Seniors: Exercises, Benefits, and Tips For The Elderly Tai chi, a form of Chinese martial arts that focuses on slow, controlled movements. It’s low impact and gives people with limited mobility a chance to improve their balance, range of motion and coordination. Research shows that tai chi for seniors can reduce the incidence of falls in elderly and at-risk adults by about 43 percent. With fewer than 34 percent of aging adults getting enough exercise, it’s important for caregivers, older individuals and people who work with seniors to know about this gentle but effective ...
Source: Shield My Senior - January 8, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Vin Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs

How Long Does Shingles Last In The Elderly?
View Original Article Here: How Long Does Shingles Last In The Elderly? Shingles is a viral infection that follows a varicella-zoster infection, although it can take decades for symptoms of the secondary disease to emerge. The condition presents as a painful and blistering rash, but it is not life-threatening. According to the Center for Disease Control, there are nearly one million cases in the United States each year, and almost half of those cases are in older adults over age 60. Some people only see one instance of the illness, while others have recurring symptoms, but 30 percent of Americans will develop shingles at s...
Source: Shield My Senior - December 8, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Vin Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs

Learn How To Make A Family Tree With This Simple Guide
View Original Article Here: Learn How To Make A Family Tree With This Simple Guide Learning how to make a family tree can be an easy and fun experience for everyone in the family. You may be wondering how to make a genealogical tree, and in this article, we’ll tell you exactly what to do. You won’t need any specialized tree templates to make your tree chart, so don’t be afraid to dive right in. What is A Family Tree? A family history is a diagram which charts the familial relationships of each generation of a family. In essence, a family history tracks your family genealogy and is the way you make a ...
Source: Shield My Senior - October 24, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Vin Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs

Understanding Diogenes Syndrome and Elderly Hoarding
View Original Article Here: Understanding Diogenes Syndrome and Elderly Hoarding Did you know that up to 1 in 20 of the elderly have tendencies that are consistent with hoarding? Scientists call the combination of self-neglect, extreme hoarding, squalor, and a lack of shame “Diogenes syndrome,” though it’s often a complete mystery to caregivers and others. At the end of the article, we’ll explain why “Diogenes” is a bit of a misnomer, but for now, let’s dive into the uncomfortable world of hoarding. It’s understandable for older relatives to be a bit eccentric or reclusi...
Source: Shield My Senior - October 17, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Vin Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs

How To Organize Your Care Calendar with Lotsa Helping Hands
View Original Article Here: How To Organize Your Care Calendar with Lotsa Helping Hands Seniors need help, but they’re often left to fend for themselves. Over 8 million seniors get support from long term care services yearly. Support agencies aren’t always going to be around when seniors need their help, though. That’s why caregivers are teaming up to create a care community where their efforts can be shared to help seniors: Lotsa Helping Hands (LHH). Lotsa Helping Hands to The Rescue LHH is a care organization system that lets caregivers form care communities to help out the people they love. With LHH, ...
Source: Shield My Senior - October 10, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Vin Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs

How Does Low Acid Coffee Help Seniors With Digestive Disorders?
View Original Article Here: How Does Low Acid Coffee Help Seniors With Digestive Disorders? Seniors are prone to many different digestive disorders, but even in spite of these disorders, are probably reluctant to give up their daily coffee habit. Thankfully, there’s a solution which will allow seniors to retain their coffee habit and its proven benefits while avoiding the downsides: low acid coffee. Reduced acid coffee or acid-free coffee is a modern chemical marvel which removes one of the least desirable flavor and health elements from coffee: acid. Acid ruins the flavor of many different coffees and also is the so...
Source: Shield My Senior - October 7, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Vin Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs

Seniors Can Now Lower the Potential of Identity Theft with MySSA
View Original Article Here: Seniors Can Now Lower the Potential of Identity Theft with MySSA Signing up for MySSA and using it regularly can now help reduce identity theft risks that have plagued senior citizens for years. Metlife Mature Market Institute estimates that senior citizens lose a minimum of $2.9 billion a year to identity thieves. There are several ways a criminal can steal someone’s identity, and elders were particularly susceptible to a few tactics. One of the more common ways in which seniors’ identities become compromised is through the mail. For instance, any criminal can easily access an ...
Source: Shield My Senior - August 10, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Vin Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs

How Electronics for Senior Citizens Can Boost Quality of Life
View Original Article Here: How Electronics for Senior Citizens Can Boost Quality of Life There has been a common misconception for a long time that technology and seniors simply do not mesh. Although it is true that a portion of seniors feels slightly intimidated by newer technology or unequipped to use it correctly, the truth is that more and more seniors are embracing technology each year. Many seniors are overcoming barriers and adapting to technologies such as computers, tablets, smartphones, and more. These seniors are finding that technology can open up new possibilities for them and can make them feel more independ...
Source: Shield My Senior - July 6, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Vin Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs

Enjoy Your Newfound Freedom with These Unique Ideas for Retirement
View Original Article Here: Enjoy Your Newfound Freedom with These Unique Ideas for Retirement Americans aged 65 and older are among a vast and dynamic part of the population. However, they also face a unique and very particular set of problems. According to reports, roughly two-thirds of Americans exit the workforce by the time they reach age 66. There are some who retire even earlier than that. Some aging Americans can ease into retirement without batting an eye. On the other hand, researchers suggest that there are some who suffer from boredom and depression after retirement. If you are among the aging population of Am...
Source: Shield My Senior - June 28, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Vin Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs

Nursing Home Signs You May Not Be Noticing
View Original Article Here: Nursing Home Signs You May Not Be Noticing As the population ages, more family members find themselves taking care of elderly parents, grandparents or other loved ones. It can be difficult to care for loved ones while working, caring for your children, and keeping up with social commitments. You will likely arrive at a crossroads where you’re forced to ask “when is it time for assisted living?” While many family members do not want to consider committing their loved ones to an institution like an assisted living facility or a nursing home, it isn’t always possible to mov...
Source: Shield My Senior - June 7, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Vin Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs

Erasing the Stigma of Geriatric Anxiety and Learning to Help
View Original Article Here: Erasing the Stigma of Geriatric Anxiety and Learning to Help The effects of anxiety disorders are becoming ever more prevalent in our society. Even with new research shining a light on how many Americans suffer from these varying disorders, we have only begun to scratch the surface. This is especially true when it comes to understanding anxiety in the elderly. Higher rates of loss, increased pain, chronic conditions, and multiple medications can all increase the levels of anxiety in senior citizens. This makes having the discussion about geriatric anxiety a crucial factor in aiding our loved on...
Source: Shield My Senior - May 31, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Vin Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs

Offering Comfort Through the Stages of Death and Dying
View Original Article Here: Offering Comfort Through the Stages of Death and Dying Death is not a subject that is easy to discuss. Yet, it’s something we all must face someday. If you have a loved one who is nearing this time, it can be helpful to know what to expect throughout the stages of death. While the timeline of death may vary, there are three stages of death that most people will experience. Knowing these stages can help you to be helpful and supportive during this difficult time. The Physical Stage The first stage that a person will experience is the physical stage. This stage involves a wide variety physi...
Source: Shield My Senior - May 31, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Vin Tags: Senior Safety Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Why Greenhouse Nursing Homes are Rising in Popularity
Conclusion The Greenhouse Project is aiming to put a different spin on traditional assisted living for seniors. This alternative option has been good for many elders in need of care who are seeking something different than a common nursing facility. Do you have a loved one who has lived or is currently residing in a Greenhouse Project facility? We encourage you to share below in the comments section! (Source: Shield My Senior)
Source: Shield My Senior - May 17, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Vin Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs

What Is CCRC and What You Should Know About Them
Conclusion Continuing care retirement communities offer great perks for seniors. Of course, there are tradeoffs to moving into one of these communities. Thus, extensive research is necessary before choosing the community where you want to live. Do you or a loved one live in a continuing care retirement community? Please feel free to talk about your experience below. (Source: Shield My Senior)
Source: Shield My Senior - May 17, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Vin Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs

What is the Difference Between Delirium and Dementia?
Conclusion Since senior citizens are susceptible to delirium due to several of its causes, it is important to focus on the preventable ones, so it doesn’t develop. Along with preventing delirium, eliminating some causes many also prevent some forms of dementia. What are your experiences in caring for loved ones with delirium or dementia? We encourage you to share with us in the comment section below. (Source: Shield My Senior)
Source: Shield My Senior - May 17, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Vin Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs

Detecting and Treating Weight Loss in Seniors
Conclusion While many people may believe that losing body mass is a natural part of the aging process, it can be a rather serious issue. Dealing with weight loss in the elderly in a timely manner is crucial. Otherwise, weight loss can lead to other health issues or even death. Do you or someone you know have experience dealing with unintentional weight loss? Let us know in the comments section. (Source: Shield My Senior)
Source: Shield My Senior - May 17, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Vin Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs

Senior Citizen Center Activities to Keep You Feeling Young
View Original Article Here: Senior Citizen Center Activities to Keep You Feeling Young When you are considering a senior living facility or community for your loved one, you want to make sure that all their needs will be met. This doesn’t end with providing for their basic care; you will also want them to engage in the types of activities that lead to a happy, healthy, and productive life. Senior activities are essential for both physical and mental well-being. Here we will discuss various activities for older people at home or in assisted living. Exercise and Fitness for Seniors Staying active and getting appropria...
Source: Shield My Senior - May 17, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Vin Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs