Putting Happy Back Into Happy Holidays

The holidays are intended to be a happy time – one of presents, family, food, and togetherness. But with the elderly, the approach of a new year can have a dispiriting effect. Senior citizens may have a tendency to get a little blue around the holidays. It can be easy to reflect upon memories with […]

5 Tips to Healthy Aging for the Elderly

It’s never too late to take charge of your health, regardless of your age. There are simple lifestyle changes that you can make now that should make a big difference. Here are 5 tips to healthy aging for the elderly: #1 Eat clean Nutrition is the foundation for a healthy body. According to the Centers […]

Cindy’s Journey

Have you ever gone to a doctor for what you thought would be a routine visit and ended up getting news about a far more dire medical emergency? Well, that scenario played out for me in May. I went to my cardiologist to get his clearance for foot surgery and end up needing a triple […]

Seniors and heat stress

It’s that time of year again! Summer is here in San Antonio. You step outside, and it doesn’t take long until you’re in a shower of sweat. The sweltering heat is not only uncomfortable, but it can be fatal especially for senior citizens who are more susceptible to the heat. We want you to know […]

The Stress of caring for a senior citizen with epilepsy

As we get older, it is a fact of life that our bodies start to physically and neurologically break down, which means that seniors are especially susceptible to seizures and epilepsy. If you or a loved one are experiencing epilepsy for the first time after age 65, you’re not alone according to a recent report in U.S […]

Good Night Rest, Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

There’s not a singular reason people develop Alzheimer’s Disease, according to research Certain risk factors such as lifestyle, heredity and family history play a role. New research reemphasizes sleep as a big contributor. ALZHEIMER’S: MOST COMMON TYPE OF DEMENTIA Alzheimer’s attacks the part of the brain which dictates control, language and memory. A person will begin […]

Winter Fire Prevention Safety Tips

The weather in south Texas is not marked by long stretches of cold like other parts of the country. However, when we get bursts of frigid weather, the  temperatures are not only uncomfortable, but can also be deadly especially for senior citizens who are more vulnerable to the cold. We put together a few safety […]

Fall Prevention Awareness Week

Balance. Stability. Clear vision. They all become harder to maintain for senior citizens as we get up there in years. And as we lose our ability to control our movements, our risk of fall-related injuries rises in frequency. Timed to coincide annually with the arrival of autumn, Fall Prevention Awareness Week kicks off on September […]

NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS DAY

They may be your saving grace when you need a last-minute babysitter or someone you can always count on for advice. Grandparents are without a doubt a big support system in our lives. On National Grandparents Day September 9th, we want to remind you why it’s important to make sure they feel special. Grandparents not only […]

Pets and Seniors: Why You’re a Perfect Match

If you’ve never had a pet before, the idea of becoming a dog or a cat owner may get your hair standing on its end similar to that of a cat when is scared or startled. But pet ownership can be beneficial and improve your quality of life, especially if you are a senior citizen. […]