The LK Blog

Outdoor Activities For Seniors

Taking advantage of the summer’s warm weather and sunny skies is beneficial for people of all ages. Everyone (and I mean everyone!) is encouraged to enjoy the season’s longer days, and not just to absorb some vitamin D but also for rest and relaxation! For seniors especially, the cold temperatures and snow of winter have […]

Exercise and Fitness for Seniors

We’ve long dispensed with the idea that as we age we are supposed to be sedentary and spend our time lounging on the recliner with the remote in hand. In fact, just the opposite is true. Studies show that an active lifestyle is critically important in helping seniors maintain their mental faculties and physical health. […]

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Traveling for Seniors

For most people travel is an eagerly anticipated and highly enjoyable experience. Exploring new places, experiencing different cultures, eating exotic cuisines, and visiting family and friends who live afar are all good for the mind, body and soul. And the thrill of travel doesn’t have to change when you are a senior or are travelling […]

How to Select a Caregiver

The time has come. Mom and/or Dad are no longer able to care for themselves so it is now necessary to hire a caregiver to help tend to their needs. It’s an important decision and can be fraught with lots of concerns. Here are some important points that will help you when choosing a caregiver […]

Keeping Your Senior Safe in Winter

Sleet and slush, icy sidewalks, cold winds and even colder temperatures all serve to make winter challenging for everyone but even more so for seniors. With their reduced ease of mobility and a greater sensitivity to cold seniors can definitely suffer more during the harsh months of winter. Here are some suggestions on how to help […]

The Warning Signs of Dementia

My Mom couldn’t find her keys? Could it be dementia? Dad forgot the way home? Could it be dementia? There’s paperwork and bills piling up at my parent’s home? Could it be dementia? Few things seem as scary as when an elderly family member starts to exhibit the early warning signs of dementia, causing you […]

It’s The Holiday Season. Don’t Forget Your Senior Loved Ones

Everyone loves the holidays, right? Mmmm, not so fast because along with the fun and festivities is the stress and aggravation of shopping, planning, preparing and hosting that comes ON TOP OF work and caring for the family. It’s a precarious juggle. And the season seems to start earlier and earlier doesn’t it? Halloween costumes […]

What To Do When Seniors/Parents Need Help But Don’t Want Help

Your Mom refuses to stop standing on the step stool while she puts away the groceries but she doesn’t want help. Your Dad continually forgets to take his medications but he doesn’t want help. Your parent’s home is dirty and their clothes don’t look all that clean either but they don’t want help. These scenarios […]

Getting Your Elderly Parents Ready to Relocate

It’s getting to be that time. Your elderly parents live in the same house that they’ve lived in for endless years. It’s big and requires lots of upkeep, not to mention the many stairs that have to be navigated each and every day. Perhaps their health or memory is failing or they are far away […]

June 17, 2014 Aging, Relocation

Addressing Difficult Topics With Mom and Dad

No matter how old you are it seems that you are always your parents’ little girl or little boy. You may even be a senior yourself but in some situations the parent-child relationship remains firmly in place. And this is certainly true when it is time to have a difficult conversation with your elderly parent/s […]

May 22, 2014 Communication
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