Assisted Living Alternatives:
I’d never heard of aging in place programs until recently.
The programs are designed to help older people with manageable health problems continue living at home, rather than going to an assisted living facility.
Briefly, the program provides in-home health care services, and assists in making home modifications for the sake of safety. These benefits gives the elderly the chance live in familiar surroundings, and continue interacting with their established social set.
Both are known to increase longevity.
Many of the aging in place programs are sponsored by government agencies, and are in line, cost-wise, with assisted living arrangements. Assisted Living Alternatives
Aging and Depression:
Aging and depression are often traveling companions. We get older and tend to stay home, foregoing social events. And, aches and painful movements limit our exercise programs.
Yet, both activities are proven remedies in the fight against aging depression. Aging and Depression Cures
Effects of Not Enough Sleep:
For optimal health, we aging adults need about 7 – 9 hours of sleep nightly.
I’ve always had problems sleeping. Partly related to having PTSD since my 20s. I’ve tried different pre-bed routines, to no avail. white noise, colored lights, and nature sounds only annoyed me.
While I’ve yet to overcome my sleeping problems, I can tell you the effects of sleep deprivation:
- makes us cranky
- makes us forgetful
- causes us to slip, fall, and inclined to having ‘accidents’
- makes us depressed
- makes us tired and sleepy
While I was researching this, I found a nifty website that offers a bunch of smart ideas for conquering sleep problems. How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep
What’s Normal Aging:
Yep, I’d like to know what’s normal aging. Cause I’m still trying to get the hang of the whole thing. I do know good humor and acceptance seem to help the process.
Anyway, here’s a solid write-up about Aging Normally.
That’s it for today’s edition of Aging News!
Ideas for me, your aging related story, or comments are very damn welcome.