If you are a loved one or other caregiver of a senior, there are some very important pieces of information that you should have at your fingertips (not literally, but readily available when needed). All too often, we don’t have this information and we have not thought about gathering it. Let’s all do it together, … Read moreCaregivers Need to Know … and Record
Our community, like many others, has a Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which is both a fundraiser and community awareness event. Kathy has spent a few months working tirelessly on our Walk and had the opportunity to go onto our local morning news to promote the event as well as increase awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. Watch … Read moreTaking to TV to Promote Alzheimer’s Awareness
Alzheimer’s is a mind-robbing illness affecting 1 in 8 adults. In addition to the patients, this disease impacts the lives of their families and other loved ones. This episode of Senior Care Corner marks World Alzheimer’s Month with our first special guest, certified dementia practitioner Gina Kaurich of FirstLight HomeCare. We are pleased to have … Read moreAlzheimer’s Month Interview with a Dementia Practitioner
YouTube’s current rage is “WebCam 101 for Seniors”, an elderly couple learning the hard way how to tell if their webcam is recording. It is both as cute and humorous as most anything you will find on You Tube with much younger subjects, whether people or cats. With this video, though, there are also insights … Read moreLessons for Families from Webcam 101 for Seniors
Does your senior loved one have a chronic medical condition that needs to have close vital sign monitoring? Do you need to take a blood pressure or pulse frequently? Help is on the way in the form of a skin patch that monitors vital signs remotely. The patch is the brain child of some University of Illinois scientists and … Read moreMonitoring Senior Loved Ones’ Vital Signs Remotely – Coming Soon!
While our efforts are just beginning to get those in the oldest age groups using social media to achieve benefits for themselves and their loved ones, there is clearly reason for optimism with our future elderly population. Older adults, those over 55 in this case, are drivers of social network growth according to a newly-released … Read moreSocial Media Growth Driven by Older Users!
As part of our recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month, we want to provide tips to help those wonderful people caring for loved ones with the disease. Are you a caregiver of a senior loved one who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease? Are there some days when the frustration of entertaining your senior makes you want to … Read moreActivities for Seniors with Alzheimer’s
“Debt Hobbles Older Americans” caught my eye in the news today. Since it was a Wall Street Journal headline, I guess someone did her/his job! Beneath the headline is a story that was at once dismaying but not a surprise – and which serves notice to the families of seniors that a watchful eye and assistance … Read moreSenior – & Family – Futures Clouded by Debt?
Recent events in the US have reinforced the need for storm readiness, particularly for the elderly and those who care about them. We can’t stop storms but we can put our loved ones in the best position to weather the storm safely and soundly. Making sure our senior loved ones are prepared is even more … Read morePreparing Aging in Place Senior Loved Ones for the Next Storm