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43 Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Finding the right Father’s Day gift for your elderly dad (and grandfather too) can sometimes be difficult. After all, most men over 60 or 70 or even 80 either don’t want anything (or so they think) or they already have everything! This makes it so difficult for family members when it comes to finding the perfect gift.

The unpredictability of Alzheimer’s makes an already difficult disease even harder to manage. It’s hard to prepare emotionally, physically and financially when you don’t truly know what to expect. Every day is different, every person with Alzheimer’s presents differently, and no two caregiver journeys are alike.

Celebrated each year during June, Men’s Health Month brings awareness to the health issues all men face. Hosted by Men’s Health Network since 1992, the month is dedicated to enriching men’s health and wellness through a broad spectrum of national screening and educational campaigns.

Men’s Health Month is an annual observance aimed at raising awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

Men are half as likely to visit the doctor for a check-up as women are, and there are over 7 million American men who have not seen a doctor in over 10 years. In addition, a Cleveland Clinic survey in 2019 found that 82% of men report trying to stay healthy and live longer for those who rely on them, yet only 50% engage in preventive care. Men cited embarrassment, lack of convenience, not wanting to hear a bad diagnosis, and being told as children not to complain about medical problems as reasons for pushing off a visit to their health care provider. 

Did you know that men, on average, die almost five years earlier than women? Part of the reason is that men are more reluctant to go to the doctor, according to menshealthmonth.org. In fact, studies show that women go to the doctor twice as much as men.

You’ve probably heard the claim that drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day is important to health. While no scientific evidence backs this directive, drinking fluids throughout the day is important to keep our bodies hydrated and running optimally.

Regular exercise is one of the best activities seniors can do to maintain—and enhance—their overall health. Some seniors may resist or fear physical exercise due to chronic health conditions or the potential for injury. The truth is, in most cases, the advantages outweigh the risks as long as the exercise program is appropriate for their physical condition. Here are some simple exercises seniors can do in the comforts of home.