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Dance for joy: Redwood City seniors with dementia care needs can have fun!

Dance for joy: Redwood City seniors with dementia care needs can have fun!

Dancing is both art and exercise…an expression of feeling and a way to burn calories. It’s no wonder that dance makes a perfect activity for Redwood City seniors wanting to socialize and improve / maintain their mobility. Did you know that dancing can also help seniors with dementia?1 Yes, seniors and their dementia care providers should seriously consider dancing as a regular part of a weekly routine.

exercises for arthritis

4 Exercises to Support Arthritis Health

For many seniors, the pain and inflammation that come with arthritis are just a part of life that they feel they must bear with. There are some pharmaceutical treatments available, but unfortunately there is no cure for the sometimes debilitating discomfort that comes with this all too common disease. Arthritis affects more than fifty million adults in the United States according to the National Health Interview Survey, and half of those are over the age of sixty-five. Exercise is the most effective way to naturally combat the symptoms of arthritis, and of course any change in exercise patterns should be discussed with the supervising physician. Combating arthritis with exercise We know that exercise works to help reduce the symptoms and progression of arthritis in most individuals, but which...

Yoga is a Great Activity for Seniors

Yoga is something that is often perceived of as something that's for the young. People imagine legs and arms twisted into unnatural positions, complicated methods and difficult stretches. These assumptions really aren't true - yoga is actually a gentle exercise practice that can be molded to fit people of all ability levels and ages. The benefits of yoga are well documented, and this fantastic form of exercise is perfect for older adults. When practiced safely, yoga is a perfect way for older adults to improve their range of motion, strength and flexibility. It also helps to overall improve the health and wellness of an individual. Ways Seniors Benefit from Yoga There are some incredible ways that yoga benefits seniors Weight Management - Yoga is a perfect way for...

5 Keys to Improving Senior Care

There are lots of ways to improve the care that your loved one is receiving.  If you are concerned about how an aging loved one is progressing, then you want some real, actionable steps to take in order to improve their life. Nuevcare is here to help! Here are five keys to improving the life of someone that you love. 1 - Hire a professional, experienced caregiver The bottom line is that while you know your loved one best, most likely you don't know senior care as well as a professional. Don't be afraid to ask for help! A professional caregiver who has experience and has been trained by a reputable agency can improve the safety of your loved one and help them on a regular basis,...

Strength Training for Any Age

Aging doesn't have to mean losing strength and muscle tone. In fact you can retain your muscle strength as you age simply by continuing to exercise. When you make muscles work, then they'll keep working for you. And when your muscles are working, you're better able to stay healthy and independent. Strength training for older adults is especially important because we naturally slow down our physical activity with retirement and the normally more sedentary lifestyle that comes along with it. During our working years, we're constantly in motion. There are groceries to be carried, lawns to be mowed, children to be bathed and chores to be done. When we start to slow down, we don't always do the things that were keeping us fit and strong...