The word “dynamics” is rooted in the word for power or forces; family dynamics, or interactions, have the potential for significant impact on each family member’s day-to-day mood and life path. MSU Extension experts and agents offer information on a wide range of family-related topics, from child development to disaster preparation to strengthening relationships in traditional and blended families.
Those who struggle with injury or disability know it is never too early to make changes that allow a house to be more accommodating to people with impaired mobility.
Safety concerns can put the brakes on driving for senior adults, but families with a transportation plan can help their loved ones maintain happy and healthy lifestyles.
Healthy eating is important at every age, but older adults should pay special attention to their diets.
As adults age, several physical changes can affect how the body digests food and absorbs nutrients, said Pamela Redwine, Mississippi State University Extension agent in Yalobusha County.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Caring for someone with dementia can be overwhelming, but establishing routines is one way to make the process easier.
Judy Breland, county coordinator with the Mississippi State University Extension Service office in Stone County, said planning set times for meals, baths, regular outings and even restroom breaks, helps to lessen the stress on caregivers and their loved ones. Breland is a caregiver for her mother, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease.
Before she became the Hancock County Youth Court judge, Elise Deano was a school teacher. She jokes that she became a lawyer because she taught school, but Deano wants to make sure young people get an opportunity to turn their lives around.