It is certainly isn’t news that many of our senior loved ones are plagued with multiple health issues that require treatment. Hearing loss is often one issue that doesn’t always get the attention it may deserve because it often comes on gradually or seniors are afraid of the results they may receive. Some may even give it … Read moreYour Senior Loved One May Need A Hearing Test If…
Helping senior loved ones reduce their risk of heart disease, the number one killer of women and too high on the list of killers for men as well, is one of the keys to helping them improve their lives. In this episode of the Senior Care Corner we address exactly that. While there are some … Read moreVital Heart Health Tips for Seniors (and Their Loved Ones)
This topic has been on our minds for a while, so we were thrilled when Bruce Sallan of the #DadChat Twitter chat — the chat for anyone who is a parent or was a child — asked Barry to co-host to discuss the Triple Decker Sandwich Generation. Here is a VERY brief summary of the … Read moreTriple Decker Sandwich Generation: A #DadChat Recap
Many baby boomers have grown to think of themselves as part of what has been termed the “sandwich generation”, caring for their aging parents or grandparents and their children at the same time. Calling that simply a sandwich overlooks a very important part of the equation, unfortunately the same part many boomers overlook — yourself. Sharing … Read moreAre You the Middle of a Triple Decker Sandwich?
Maintaining cognition (awareness, reasoning & judgment) as our senior loved ones age is an important concern for family members and other caregivers. A decline in mental abilities can often impact the ability of our elders to maintain the independence they desire. We are often looking for the magic pill that allows us to age gracefully or … Read moreKeep Senior Brains Sharp – and It’s Fun Too!
Modern medicine has advanced far beyond what was done in the past and there is nothing we can borrow from the past to improve the lives of our senior loved ones, right? Don’t be so sure. Here is a case where the modern and detailed may not be able to beat the traditional and simple. … Read more10 Timeless Rules for Good Health
Boomers, or at least the elder ones, are crossing the threshold into seniordom and as a result the population growth among seniors is expected to, well, boom in the years to come. Now we are learning that this senior population group has power, purchasing power that is. Despite the hit to their retirement funds taken by … Read moreSeniors: Trendsetters in Food Industry for 2012
The biggest and best-attended International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) so far also held the most promise for improving the health, safety, comfort and enjoyment of the lives of seniors and their loved ones. At the same time, the technology industry in general is still not focusing enough attention — translating into products and services — … Read morePromise of CES 2012: Better Lives for Seniors and Their Loved Ones
Most of us have heard our senior loved one telling stories about certain things, usually funny, that happened to them in their life. For instance, my kids have heard frequently from their mom about potatoes for dinner every night or how their dad swung from the back porch from a rope growing up. However, what … Read moreJournal Your Senior Loved One’s Memories