Talking with our parents about subjects relating to aging can be tough. If their health is declining, or they are starting to need assistance with the tasks of daily life, it’s likely to be even more difficult. You may anticipate that they will resist or refuse to accept that they need a hand. You may hesitate in talking about assisted living, knowing that they will feel sadness or stress at the thought of leaving the home they’ve always known.
There is much discussion about fish oils and the health benefits of including them in your daily diet; in fact fish oils are one of the best-selling nutritional supplements on the market today! Whether age eight or eighty, Canadians and Americans alike benefit by adding fatty fish such as wild Alaskan salmon, Arctic char, mackerel and sardines to their meal plans. But why are fish and fish oils of interest particularly to seniors?
Living alone is often the first choice for seniors. There’s a certain peace of mind to spending your retirement in the place you’ve called home for years or even decades. But there are safety concerns that go along with being a sole occupant. Here are a few common-sense tips and safety precautions for seniors, or anyone, that is living alone.
The older we get, the quicker time slips by. It seems like you just visited the doctor and they’re calling to schedule a checkup. Then don’t forget about the optometrist for an update to your prescription glasses, and after that it will be just about time to get your pearly whites polished once again!
If wading through the options in seniors’ housing is making you feel a little like you’re lost in the woods, you are not alone. The terms commonly used to refer to retirement homes and seniors’ communities vary by province. An understanding of what’s what in seniors’ housing will help you avoid confusion and even side-step awkward situations that could arise simply from not knowing where to begin your search.
It’s never too soon to start protecting your eyes. If you are fortunate enough to have retained good vision into your senior years, you’re probably doing something right! But don’t take your eyes for granted; did you know that there are many common-sense habits you can get into to help you keep and even improve the health of your eyes?