Many of us, seniors and those not yet seniors, are bombarded with health messages every day about which foods we need to eat, super foods that will keep us young and foods that will prevent diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Unfortunately, not all of those “health messages” are really healthy for us. Sometimes it … Read moreNutrition for the Health of It (Seniors & Future Seniors)
Helping family caregivers see themselves and understand their own needs, as we do in “You Might Be a Family Caregiver“, is a frequent topic of Senior Care Corner posts and podcasts. Gaining insight into the lives and needs of our senior loved ones is our focus in this podcast episode. We often feel we know … Read morePortrait of the Senior Population to Help Us Know OUR Loved Ones
Many people feel that as they age they have earned the right to sit back and watch as others are active. You’ve seen those seniors who are sitting on the front porch rocking in the wicker chairs. We all have. They are more or less a stereotype. Senior years are not the time to sit back … Read moreSeniors Getting Physical – How To Do It and Why We Must
Memory impairment with aging is a fact of life for many of us. Oftentimes we see it happening in our seniors, even though (admit it) it happens to us too. Researchers report that the brain function decline of aging can begin when we are only age 45 and that by age 80 normal people have lost … Read more8 Memory Improvement Tips for Seniors (and Their Family Caregivers)
Over time many caregivers of senior loved ones find themselves taking on many more challenges than ever imagined. It certainly doesn’t stay as easy as simply going grocery shopping or preparing a meal for them anymore. One of the tasks for which we may find ourselves taking responsibility is their health care financing. Do they have … Read moreSuccessfully Navigating the Medicare System with Senior Loved Ones
Our posts and podcasts here at Senior Care Corner often address the importance that family caregivers look out for their own needs in order to be at their best when providing care to their senior loved ones. That is especially important for those who are, as we say, in the “middle of the triple decker … Read moreYou Might Be a Family Caregiver… (with Thanks to Jeff Foxworthy)
You say your senior loved one complains of blurry vision or says things are looking foggy? Is he having trouble in sunlight or other bright light or glare – – or perhaps trouble with night vision when there is little light? Maybe your senior tells you that colors don’t seem bright and are more dull … Read moreDon’t Let Cataracts Blur Senior Loved Ones’ Vision of Life
The subject of Alzheimer’s genetic testing in a recent post triggered quite a bit of feedback to us through social media and email. It seems many people have thoughts about whether or not they would choose to get tested for genetic characteristics related to Alzheimer’s Disease. The buzz created by the post has us curious … Read moreSenior Care Corner Survey: Is Alzheimer’s Genetic Testing for You?
Alzheimer’s disease is a scary diagnosis, both for the patient and their loved ones. There is almost no one in America who is currently unaffected by this disease either with a loved one, friend or possibly themselves. What if you were told you have the “gene” for Alzheimer’s? Would you want to be tested or … Read moreAlzheimer’s Genetics: Would You Want to Know?