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Wellness through Creative Expression: The Impact of Art Therapy on Senior Health

Aug 20, 2015 by Comfort Keepers Spokane

Many medical professionals are turning to complementary therapies to help patients overcome the psychological and emotional factors that may impede their progress. One such therapy is art therapy. Art therapy has been shown to have a direct impact on individuals’ wellness and can help the elderly adapt to changes and loss brought on by age and/or illness. Read Article

Sweet Dreams: Managing Sleep Changes in Older Adults

Jul 13, 2015 by Comfort Keepers Spokane

As we age, we often experience changes in our sleeping patterns that can be exacerbated by underlying causes. This can result in reduced sleep quality, leading to feeling tired during the day and alert or unable to sleep at night. Sleep quality is also often associated with general health, and can be improved by identifying and modifying certain behaviors. Read on to learn about common causes of insomnia and nighttime wakefulness as we age and how to combat them! Read Article

Country Cooking Month

Jun 30, 2015 by Comfort Keepers Spokane

June is Country Cooking Month! As the month draws to a close, we are excited to present some finger-licking good family recipes! These were contributed by our clients and staff - please try them out! Then comment on this article to share how it turned out, or even a recipe of your own! Read Article

Get SuperBetter: Revolutionary Real Life Game Increases Fulfillment & Life Span

Jun 25, 2015 by Comfort Keepers Spokane

Have you ever wished you had the answers to living the life you want? What about the secret to living longer? Want to know what to do so you don't reach the end of your life with regrets? Well a woman named Jane McGonigal, spurred on by a concussion and backed by science, created a real life game - that anyone can play - with the power to do just that. Read Article

Physical Aspects of Senior Safety

Jun 9, 2015 by Comfort Keepers Spokane

June is National Safety Month, and we here at Comfort Keepers want to remind seniors and their families of preventable actions they can take to ensure their safety and the safety of their loved ones. Physical changes caused by age can increase the chances of an injury, but being aware of these changes can help guide your family in making changes to daily activities that will help prevent injury. Read Article

COPD and the Benefits of Exercise

May 26, 2015 by Comfort Keepers Spokane

COPD can make it feel like the weight of the world is on your chest. While physical activity may not seem feasible for those living with COPD, it can actually be a key part of helping them breathe easier and stay healthier. Read Article

Living with Arthritis: Exercise, nutrition, stress, and assistance.

May 12, 2015 by Comfort Keepers Spokane

Arthritis is currently the most common cause of disability in the U.S. and can prevent seniors from accomplishing the simplest tasks such a walking, preparing meals, picking up objects or even sitting for prolonged periods of time. For a senior who was once active, these limitations can result in feelings of depression and anxiety. While there is no cure, there are many coping strategies for managing arthritis and accompanying conditions. Read Article

Good Nutrition and Its Impact on Alzheimer’s Disease

Apr 30, 2015 by Comfort Keepers Spokane

Alzheimer's is of particular concern to aging seniors, but research has found that changing one's diet to include “brain healthy” foods may both reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's as well as help those with the disease stay independent longer. There also simple approaches that caregivers can take to make maintaining a healthy diet easier for seniors with Alzheimer's. Read Article

Get Growing! Container Gardening is easy, manageable, and beneficial

Apr 23, 2015 by Comfort Keepers Spokane

Did you know that health care professionals have long declared gardening to be an activity that can lower blood pressure, reduce stress and alleviate depression? But managing a large plot of garden can be difficult. Luckily, there is a great alternative – container gardening! Read Article

The Great Outdoors: Outdoor Activities for Seniors

Apr 23, 2015 by Comfort Keepers Spokane

Spending time outdoors may be crucial for seniors who want to live alone in their own homes well into their golden years. The mental, physical, and spiritual benefits are numerous, and there are a lot of options that make the outdoors accessible, even for individuals with physical limitations. Read Article

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