Tag: Crafts

A Rewarding Retirement Goes Beyond Financial Planning

Even if you’ve been looking forward to a life of leisure, coping with retirement can be a challenge. It doesn’t just reduce your income—it changes your identity, your relationships, and your purpose in life. “You may have spent decades cultivating a career and a workplace routine, but retirement has less

8. Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s Disease

If a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease and you will be the primary caregiver, there’s much you need to know, both about how to care for the person with the condition and about how to care for yourself. More than half of the people with Alzheimer’s disease are cared for

Care for Yourself if You’re a Caregiver

About one-third of adults age 65 and older are family caregivers, and many of these individuals are caring for relatives who have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Unfortunately, the stress of taking care of an AD patient does take a toll, particularly as the disease progresses to later

One for the Scrapbooks

Scrapbooking has been used to help Alzheimer’s disease and dementia patients improve their memories, but the practice can also help active seniors preserve cognitive function. “Identifying photos and explaining the stories behind them through artistic expression and words can help stimulate short- and long-term memory, promote feelings of well-being, and

Healthy Aging: Stop acting your age

Watching an artist paint, a dancer gracefully glide across the stage, or a singer belt out a happy tune is witnessing bliss personified. Children can find that joyful state of absorption rather easily: A single crayon on paper can do it. As adults, however, we often lose that sense of

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