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5 Benefits of Tai Chi for Older Adults

First developed in ancient China, Tai Chi is recognized as one of the Wudang Chinese martial arts. Tai Chi draws on internal power for self-defense, strength, and meditation. Tai Chi also offers great health and wellness benefits and is a great exercise alternative for older adults. Here are some of the benefits of Tai Chi for older adults, even adults who need home health care in NYC.

Is it Alzheimer’s?

Written by Courtney Petley  Geriatric Care Manager @ GeroPartners, LLC

Alzheimer's is different from the normal forgetfulness of aging. Alzheimer's is one of many conditions that cause the radical changes in memory, reasoning, and behavior known as "dementia." The normal forgetfulness of aging is just an inconvenience, a slowing down. The serious changes of dementia eventually result in the inability to live on your own.

Here are some helpful distinctions developed by the Alzheimer's Association:

What is Low Vision: Identifying Low Vision Problems

Low Vision is defined as reduced vision that cannot be corrected by glasses, contact lenses, or surgery. This might mean a reduction of visual clarity, or how well a person sees, or a reduction of the visual field, or side vision.  While low vision can happen at any age, it is a prevalent problem among seniors. According to the American Family Physician, one in three adults over the age of 65 has some sort of sight-threatening condition.

What is Low Vision: Common Conditions

Low Vision is defined as reduced vision that cannot be corrected by glasses, contact lenses, or surgery. While low vision can happen at any age, it is a prevalent problem among seniors. According to the American Family Physician, one in three adults over the age of 65 has some sort of sight-threatening condition.

Common Conditions

7 Kinds of Love According to the Ancient Greeks

The ancient Greeks may have lived thousands of years ago, but they may still have a thing or two to teach modern society. For instance, the Ancient Greeks had seven different words for love. While, in the modern-day US, the word ‘love’ often evokes the notion of romantic love, we are aware, at least in part, that love comes in many forms.

Major Challenges Posed By COVID and How to Tackle Them

While the distribution of vaccines is now a possibility, COVID continues to pose a serious threat to our seniors. As we continue to adjust to all of the extra safety precautions that have become a requirement due to this virus, there are also important elements and unintended consequences that need to be addressed.

Tips for Including Your Senior Loved One on New Year’s Eve

This year has found us social distancing and, in many cases, unable to meet up with loved ones. However, just because we have to be cautious, doesn’t mean that we cannot find a way to mark the end of 2020- after all, it’s been a difficult year and deserves a sendoff. Here are tips for including your senior loved ones in the holiday celebration.

Some Gift Giving Pointers for 2020

 

Looking for the perfect gift for your senior loved one? Here are a few pointers to keep in mind:

Skip the Robe and Slippers: Unless the person you are shopping for has specifically expressed the desire for a specific type of robe or slippers recently, you’ll want those, along with other ‘traditional’ gifts. After all, 2020 left us all stuck at home longer than we would have liked.

Managing Senior Health During COVID-19

While COVID-19 continues to threaten the senior population, it is important to remember that any health conditions that a person faces can turn into a dangerous problem if they are not properly managed. If you have a senior loved one who is self-isolating due to COVID, it may be up to you to ensure that they receive proper care. Here is what to keep in mind:

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