This is a comprehensive checklist when visiting aging parents to make sure they are still doing well on their own.
Many adult children can’t make it home to see their aging loved ones as often as they would like. The holidays offer an opportunity to visit with parents and grandparents. Are there things that changed since your last visit?
These are things you should look for:
There’s more to health and wellness than the absence of illness. At the Retreat at Sunny Vista, we focus on healthy food while still giving our residents independence and choice.
The components of a balanced daily diet should be used as a guide. It is not a rigid diet plan, but a plan that emphasizes variety, proportions and moderation. Our residents are encouraged to eat healthy every day.
It is unbelievably painful to witness a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, or any other type of dementia deteriorating. As the disease becomes more advanced, we see forgetfulness slowly transform into severe decline in memory, language, problem solving, and thinking skills. Eventually our loved one loses their individuality completely.
Therefore, understanding how to connect and communicate with our loved ones is so important. Learn about the communication strategies for dementia.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A former FBI agent recounted his investigations to a crowd of fellow retirees on Friday at the assisted-living facility The Retreat at Sunny Vista.
Don Cesare shared stories of his time as both a CIA and FBI agent, mostly focusing on the case of the Mississippi Burning murders and convictions.
Back in 1974, the FBI was called to investigate the disappearance of three civil rights workers: Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman.
Witness interviews led Cesare and other law enforcement to the remains of a burnt-out station wagon. Further investigations would lead to the discovery of the three workers' bodies. They had been shot and buried.
See the video and original blog post on KRDO: https://www.krdo.com/news/retiree-recalls-his-time-as-fbi-agent-during-the-mississippi-burning-murders/1133596185
Staying healthy and feeling your best is important no matter what your age is. But staying cheerful and full of energy can be a difficult task for many aging adults. Seniors experience a physical and mental exhaustion that contributes to losing the vibrancy and enthusiasm that they used to experience when they were younger. They are older and it takes effort, but that does not mean that older adults must resort to an inactive lifestyle. They shouldn’t be confined to their beds, couches, and chairs, while giving up fun activities they enjoy or social interaction.
If they have the determination and the enthusiasm to make life enjoyable, they can succeed in achieving it regardless of the age and the health conditions to overcome. It is all about how old one feels. As far as aging adults are concerned, these tips can help a person cope with change and live life to the fullest.