What The New RAISE Family Caregivers Act Will Do

  Back in June, in a blog post I wrote about the stresses many of America’s 40 million family caregivers feel, I said: “Perhaps one day, Congress will pass something like the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family … What The New RAISE Family Caregivers Act Will Do Last month, the House…

Exercising pretty hard for 30 minutes a day is the ‘prescription for life,’ doctors say

Get the Men’s Fitness newsletter! Regular, consistent exercise is great for improving many things in your life—body image, attractiveness to women, and general health—so congrats for visiting Men’s Fitness, because we’ve got you covered on how to easily integrate simple and effective workouts into your life. But committing yourself to working out, even as late…

Help Prevent Dementia With a brisk walk

We generally overlook things we consider small or inconsequential in life because what’s big, loud, and dramatic demands our attention and we put the little things aside to focus on the bigger. Walking is one of those things that we put aside. Many times because we don’t really see the point in it. Many consider…

Here Are Four Tips for Taking Care of Caregivers

  While few of us choose to become caregivers, many of us are faced with the task if a loved one is diagnosed with a chronic disease. The transition is a strange time for everyone involved, as the nature of the relationship changes for both the caregiver and patient. However, it is all too easy as…

Tip: Successful Aging in Place Means Knowing Your Limits

There are several aspects that many over look when they think of  successfully aging in place. But they are as important as having a single story home and a medic alert system. The first one is “Being Active”. This doesn’t mean “being busy”. It means having or participating in some form of regular physical activity….

The Aging Brain: Tips to Help You Keep Your Brain Sharp

While growing older is inevitable, many of the troubles we associate with aging–including dementia, disability, and an increased dependence on others–are not. The choices we make now can help us to maintain our vitality, a sharp mind, and our independence as we age.Filled with simple, everyday actions we can take to avoid disease, promote vitality,…

Tips for Helping The Person With Dementia In The Bathroom

Dementia Today offers some good advice to caregivers tasked with providing care while in the bathroom. It’s important to remember that the caree is a person and needs to feel comfortable. Along with making the environment friendly, it’s also important to think about what equipment may make the job easier also. Keep in mind that…

How To Use A Walker For The Elderly

How The Elderly Can Use a Walker In Simple Steps The walker needs to be adjusted to the proper height and accommodate for elderly posture. Make sure they are not standing too far into the walker. Have them move the walker ahead about a step length If they have a sore/weak/operated leg,  step forward with…

How To Use A Walker After Having A Hip Replacement

This blog post will consider how to use a walker after a hip replacement. Its basically fairly straightforward. If/when you had/have a hip replacement, physical therapy generally is tasked with getting you up and going on a walker before leaving the hospital. So, this blog post may be a refresher for some. Start Using A…

How To Use A Walker With Front Wheels

How to Use a Walker with Front Wheels In Simple Steps Make sure the walker is adjusted to the proper height Position the walker so that you’re not too far into the walker Advance the walker about a step length With your sore/weak/operated leg step forward placing the toes of your foot into the imaginary…