January can be a tough month, especially for older adults who have difficulty getting out of the house in the ice and snow. But all it takes is a little effort and creativity to perk up your winter.
Dry winter air means dry winter skin. And for older adults, it can be much more than a nuisance.
Skin becomes thinner as we age, making it more fragile and more susceptible to problems caused by lack of moisture.
Getting a flu shot isn’t just about protecting yourself. It’s about protecting those around you, including older adults for whom the flu can be serious and even deadly. Statistics show that during recent flu seasons, between 80% and 90% of flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older.
With a little creativity, caregivers can add a bit of warmth to the day, a little variety to the routine and a taste of spring to the coldest winter day.
There’s something about cold winter weather that makes us all hearken back to the foods our moms and grandmas used to make. For good reason, we commonly refer to these favorite dishes as “comfort foods.” After all, they make us feel warm inside and out.
But the calories, salt and fat that many of these dishes contain are nothing to smile about. There are, however, some simple steps you can take to up the nutritional ante of these favorite dishes without compromising their comfort factor.
When it comes to dry winter skin, no one is immune. Chapped lips, cracked heels and dry, sore hands are common problems caused by dry winter air. Older adults are particularly susceptible to winter skin problems. Over time, our skin becomes thinner, drier and more fragile, which means protecting skin becomes even more important as […]
Chicken soup and hot tea are known to treat winter’s most common ailments. But there is one epidemic that can’t be treated with these home remedies – cabin fever. The dark, cold days of winter can become downright boring, especially for those who cannot easily get out of the house. But there are ways to […]
Tips to prevent slips and falls The older we get, the bigger our risk of being injured in a fall. And that risk becomes even greater when winter arrives. Cold weather, ice and snow can turn a few simple steps into an obstacle course and a driveway into a skating rink. For those of […]
When temperatures dip and snowflakes start to fall, no one needs to remind us to break out our sweaters, scarves and coats. But we might not always remember that our homes also need to be prepared for colder weather. Steve Piraino, owner of S & D Prime Maintenance, said there are several simple but important […]