Has your senior loved one’s doctor recently said that it’s time to cut out the salt for the sake of health? Many seniors are encouraged to reduce their salt intake for a variety of health reasons, including blood pressure control, better kidney function, improved congestive heart failure, reduced edema, and other conditions. Many people struggle … Read moreFighting the Salt Habit: Weapons to Help Seniors Win
Being a family caregiver, especially to aging senior loved ones (or even not loved ones), is often described as rewarding and exhausting, confusing and frustrating, a joy and a burden. The National Family Caregivers Association, AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving report there are more than 65 million people in the US, which accounts … Read moreStruggles of Family Caregivers as Told in One’s Moving Story
Is Windows 8 the next great thing? For many seniors – and the family caregivers who have been trying to get them online – that just may be the case. Why so? What about Windows 8 gives it the potential to be something special for many seniors? The two biggest things are the availability (finally) … Read moreWindows 8: A Tech Gift to Seniors and Family Caregivers?
Most of the US is moving slowly – some places more quickly – into autumn. Leaves are showing their glory in colors of red, oranges, golden yellow, rust and maroon. The air is getting crisp and cool. The air puts forth smells frequently of burning smoke. Some of us may be gathering around the campfire … Read moreChange of Seasons with Seniors: Creating & Sharing Remembrances
Seniors, especially those with health, physical or memory issues, should sit down with the other adults in their families to openly discuss their needs and the roles of the rest of the family in assuring those needs are met. Unfortunately, those meetings – and the sharing of thoughts and feelings among family members – don’t … Read moreEssential Family Caregiving Discussion This Holiday Season
Fall brings with it the holiday season and the notably less welcome flu season. Yes, it is that time of year again when we all need to get our flu shot, especially our senior loved ones who are more vulnerable to contracting the flu. Seniors are more at risk due to a greater likelihood of … Read moreSeniors and Flu Season: What Family Caregivers Need to Know
Would you want to know? Recently we came across a research endeavor that followed family members with a genetic link to Alzheimer’s. Many in the study were afraid to join, they didn’t want to know what was coming after watching several family members deal with the currently untreatable disease and eventually lose them to the … Read moreAlzheimer’s Genetic Testing and YOU – Survey Results are In!
Retirement is a subject of much anticipation for many of us who’ve not yet achieved it. We hope to finally be able to do some of the activities we have either put off or not had enough time for in the past. More people these days are reaching the age of retirement, including our senior … Read moreRetirement a Scary Idea Financially for Senior Loved Ones? If So…
Upon entering a long term care facility and becoming a resident, our senior loved ones are covered under the Resident’s Bill of Rights. Last time we reviewed the role of a Long Term Care Ombudsman, who will help you and your senior receive the appropriate care and treatment as well as help you mediate any … Read moreKnowledge is Power: Rights and Responsibilities in Long Term Care