When the pineapple was introduced to Europe by Christopher Columbus in 1493 it was a huge success. It was a horticultural curiosity and with its sweet taste and unique appearance became a much-coveted epicurean treasure. But pineapples were very hard to acquire. And, for the next 200 years they had to be brought across the ocean.
As hard as you work to keep your senior healthy, there are some surprising ways to do just the opposite. Several common household items that can breed bacteria, viruses and allergens in the home need your further consideration.
There are millions of individuals that give of themselves to help a family member or friend with age-related disabilities and live a more normal life. These are mostly uncompensated family members, a third of whom, according to the CDC have disabilities themselves. They come in many varieties including relatives, partners, friends or neighbors. They almost always have a significant personal relationship with an older person or an adult with a chronic or disabling condition.