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Guide to a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

Heart Health

Every September we celebrate World Heart Day, an additional way to help raise awareness of the risk factors for heart-related illnesses and encourage them to take steps in protecting their heart. Optalis participates in various ways such as helping to educate adults on the disease and preventative ways to potentially reverse this troubling trend. Take … Continue reading Guide to a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

Is this Alzheimer’s?

Is This Alzheimers

A concern we frequently hear from family caregivers is that they don’t know how to tell if the changes they see in the person they care for are a normal part of aging or Alzheimer’s disease. Loved ones often rush to the conclusion that their family member has Alzheimer’s when they exhibit one of the behaviors … Continue reading Is this Alzheimer’s?

The Emotional Side of De-Cluttering

Emotional Side of Decluttering

We previously shared tips to help those who may be helping a senior loved one de-clutter their home. We focused on how to get started and shared tips for making the process go more smoothly. Now let’s tackle the emotional side of downsizing. Listening and Sharing Memories as You De-Clutter a Senior’s Home As you work … Continue reading The Emotional Side of De-Cluttering

Dealing with Emotional Loss

Dealing with Emotional Loss

I am the primary caregiver for my aunt. She is my late-mother’s sister, and we have always been close to her. A few months ago, her husband of almost 50 years passed away unexpectedly, leaving her on her own for the first time. Within a few weeks of his funeral, we realized she just isn’t … Continue reading Dealing with Emotional Loss

Post-Rehab Recipes You’ll Love

You’ve had surgery, you’ve successfully completed, and now you’re heading home. What are you planning on making for dinner? Returning home means returning to your normal routine. If you’ll be cooking for yourself, or if you have someone cooking for you after rehab, give these easy and healthy recipes a try. We’ve also thrown in some … Continue reading Post-Rehab Recipes You’ll Love

9 Gift Ideas That Are Perfect for Someone in the Hospital

Gift Boxes

If your friend or family member is in the hospital, it’s natural to want to bring them something when you visit. However, how do you know what gift will be appropriate and appreciated? To help you out, here are some hospital gift ideas (that aren’t flowers!) that are perfect for older adults. What to Bring Someone in … Continue reading 9 Gift Ideas That Are Perfect for Someone in the Hospital

Benefits of Journaling for Seniors

Benefits of Journaling for Seniors

Since the 1970’s, researchers have been studying the effects of journaling, finding that it is vastly beneficial for senior adults. Here are the 6 main reasons to keep a daily journal. Why You Should Journal 1. Record Your Life Experiences + Preserves Memories Revisiting entries is a great way to keep information for memoirs or … Continue reading Benefits of Journaling for Seniors