Many people know that animals are therapeutic and comforting. Some animals are trained to be therapeutic animals, and some animals are just naturals as was the case with Sammy at The Oaks at Hampton. Sam came to be the third house dog at The Oaks when he was six weeks old. On the floor, he was a typical wild and crazy puppy, but when an elder picked him up, he turned into a cuddle bug. Sammy just knew that they needed to hold him and love him. He never squirmed or tried to get down. He was content to be held and
During the holidays, a lot of adult children take time to visit with older relatives. The last thing anyone wants to think about is if their older loved one is exhibiting signs of memory impairment. Even with family members that may be younger, recognizing early onset Alzheimer’s could help slow the progression of the disease by seeking help sooner. If you noticed a loved one exhibiting any of the following symptoms or behaviors during the holidays, it might be time to act.
As you age, your life including your body go through a multitude of changes; your income, your health, your home life, and even your sense of taste and smell can change. If you have an older loved one that may no longer enjoy what used to be their favorite dish or is having trouble staying physically active, it is time to consider their health seriously. Nutrition for older adults is a top priority here at Oaks Senior Living, which is why we have compiled the following Nutrition Guide for Older Adults.