You may or may not know this, but our appetite is one thing that can shift as we get older. Physical changes such as a slower metabolism, side effects from medication, or sensory changes can decrease our appetite.
Independence is important to all of us. As we grow older, however, that independence could feel as though it is slipping away. The body goes through significant changes with age, leading to health conditions that make falling more likely. These falls are a major cause of injuries in older adults, replacing independence with the fear of falling.
January is National Mental Wellness Month, and as they say, new year, new you! The importance of mental wellbeing is prevalent as we age. Leading a life with mental wellness in check is not only essential to your happiness, but organizations like the National Council on Aging, understand that mental wellness is also a crucial component to healthy living and aging.
The new year is the perfect time to set goals for yourself or strive to achieve a better and healthier life. Your resolution can be a drastic lifestyle change, or it can be on a smaller scale, like going for a walk more often. Whatever your goal is, the key is sticking to it and not forgetting why you chose the resolution in the first place.
Being a caregiver can be one of the most important and personally rewarding roles a person can take on. While there are many benefits and positive experiences associated with caring for a parent or loved one, caregiver burnout is also a very real concern for family caregivers.