It’s often overlooked. The strong connection between how we feel emotionally, and the affect it can have on our physical health. And vice versa, the affect that physical limitations can have on our emotional well-being.[read more]
If you’ve ever owned a pet, you already know how much fun and affection they can bring. But did you know that pets can offer seniors some pretty powerful physical and mental health benefits?
That’s why some assisted living communities not only allow pets but also offer pet therapy for seniors. Also known as animal-assisted therapy, pet therapy is a technique that uses animals to interact with...[read more]
Did you know that arthritis is one of the most widespread health conditions in the United Sates? Over 54 million men and women have arthritis - that’s one in four adults. Chances are that you or your loved one know someone or are suffering from the pain and aches of arthritis yourself. Arthritis is the inflammation or stiffness of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness that can...[read more]
Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate mom and make her feel extra special. It’s a day to let her know how much you appreciate her and everything she’s done for you. From having brunch together to bringing her a bouquet of flowers, there’s endless ways to celebrate. Check out how Highgate Senior Living residents and their family members celebrate Mother’s Day together.[read more]
With summer time right around the corner, warmer weather brings the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. National Backyard Games Week is a great time to get outside and play a variety of games with friends and family – no matter your age. Highgate Senior Living residents enjoy taking advantage of the beautiful weather and getting outside to be active. From bocce ball to air plane rides –...[read more]
One of the most common signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s is memory loss, and as the disease develops, there are further changes in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Another common symptom is a person with Alzheimer’s may start to remove themselves from hobbies, social activities, work projects or sports. They may have trouble keeping up with a favorite sports team or remembering how to...[read more]
Holistic health care can come in many different shapes and forms. It could mean incorporating acupuncture, aromatherapy, chiropractic medicine, homeopathy, or a variety of other approaches that treat more than just an immediate ailment or illness.[read more]
A lot of senior living communities like to use buzzwords and flaunt their modern beliefs. Sometimes they discuss concepts like yoga, meditation and holistic healthcare, attempting to appeal to potential residents and their adult children. But, they might be hard-pressed to explain what it really means, and how they use these methods of care.[read more]
For many people, the holidays are a time for indulgence — candy and egg nog, cookies and pies.
Amid such caloric abundance, it’s easy to forget that proper nutrition for seniors, including taking in enough calories can be a constant struggle for many seniors. Even consuming 1,000 calories a day — a level that would still put a person at risk for undernutrition — is something 16 percent of...[read more]
Our relationship with food is so much more than just a need for calories. The fact we even have a “relationship” with food is telling enough.
We don’t eat just to survive; we also eat to socialize. We eat to celebrate. Our moods determine our food choices: a steak dinner to celebrate a promotion; a carton of ice cream to cure our wounded feelings.[read more]