Brain Food: Are There Foods That Help the Brain Work Better?

The brain is one of the most important organs in the body. But, like the rest of the body, it too ages. Unfortunately, brain health can decline, just like physical health in other areas of the body. The good news is that there are ways to protect against decline. One way is to eat certain foods that protect brain health. Below are several foods that can be included in the diets of older adults to help the brain work better. Blueberries. Research shows ... Read more

When an Elderly Parent is Considering a Knee or Hip Replacement

Elderly Care in Wilmette IL While the fear of surgery and the possible complications are warranted, many seniors report relief from the pain and disability associated with knee and hip joint pain following surgery. After all non-invasive treatment options are utilized and if their doctor has suggested surgery as a viable alternative, it is important to make informed choices weighing the risks against the benefits.   Study A study involving 174 patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, age 65 and older, was conducted ... Read more

The Benefits of Encouraging Frequent Visits from Friends and Family in Your Parent’s Elderly Care Experience

Elderly Care in Wilmette IL Getting older can be an extremely isolating experience. As a person ages they are often less capable of getting out of the house and engaging in the activities that they once did. This can be because they do not have the physical ability to leave the home as often, they are not driving, or they have lost friends and family who made up a large part of their social engagement. This isolation can have many negative effects ... Read more