Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a depressive disorder. It impacts people seasonally, most often starting in late fall or early winter. Typically, it can last through winter and into early spring, although a few people do experience SAD during summer months. It's important to note that SAD is not the same thing as the winter blahs or blues.
You might already know that the right music can sooth emotions or energize you for an activity, but did you know that research has shown that music might also promote better cognitive health and other benefits as you age? According to the NAMN Foundation, participating regularly in activities that involve music may stimulate the brain in a way to slows the decline of cognitive functions related to age or disease processes such as dementia. And learning to play an instrument can help older adults maintain or develop better mental processes skills.
The Bible is full of senior figures that can inspire older adults today. A quick look at the genealogies listed in the book of Genesis shows how long some of our ancestors may have lived. But residents of Cambridge Court assisted living don't have to turn to mysterious men and women such as Methuselah for inspiration. Consider some of these older adults from the Bible and the part they played in God's miraculous plan.
Whether seniors are planning a family reunion or just enjoying a weekly meet-up with their friends, there are plenty of entertaining pursuits that they and their loved ones can do together. While its common to pick traditional pastimes or hobbies when creating a list, believers looking for inspiration can try using these four fun faith-based activities as an opportunity to deepen their faith and their connections with family and friends.
If you own a smartphone, chances are you have a lot of photographs you need to back up and save to free up space on your device. This is also true if you have a digital camera with a memory card and you like to snap pictures of family, friends and events. Regardless of the reason, if you have a library of images and videos to organize and save, there are a few excellent ways to do this.
Living life in a simple manner can help reduce stress and increase free time and overall happiness. By focusing on the things that matter most to them and eliminating the rest, seniors can prioritize their relationships and favorite activities and spend their days in fulfilling ways.
Thanks to breakthroughs in modern medicine, people are living longer than ever on average. In fact, the United States ranks number one in the world for seniors between the ages of 95 and 99. While more studies are completed every day, here are a few things we've learned from recent research about aging.
Gardening is an excellent way to get outside and enjoy nature regardless of your age. For seniors, lack of mobility, arthritis and other physical challenges don’t have to be the reason they give up digging in the dirt.In fact, a study by the University of Arkansas found that women aged 50 and older who gardened at least once a week showed higher bone density readings than those who did other types of exercise, including swimming, jogging and walking.
From the time an individual is born, most parents are there to provide love and care, assist with problem solving and provide assistance. As we age and are faced with health issues and limited mobility, it’s natural for senior parents to turn to their children for care. This is when parenting comes full circle.
Stress can have a negative impact on a senior's overall physical, mental and emotional health. Though eliminating stress from daily life is nearly impossible, it can be managed by reducing triggers and pursuing a healthy lifestyle.The staff at Cambridge Court is trained to help seniors attain their best possible health through individualized care plans. Seniors can also take steps to manage their own stress levels through simple actions such as growing a windowsill garden, wearing a fidget bracelet or listening to music and ambient sounds.