Promoting Heart Health in Seniors & Their Family Caregivers

A key mission of ours is sharing health information with family caregivers of seniors to help them keep their loved ones healthy and safe throughout the year. Because of the importance of awareness and education, we wholeheartedly (pun intended) support Wear Red Day for Women and Heart Health Month. It’s that time of year again … Read morePromoting Heart Health in Seniors & Their Family Caregivers

Helping Seniors Avoid Becoming a Statistic by Falling

Here are some scary numbers—one third of all seniors over 65 years old will fall this year, as will one half of those over 80! There were 5.8 million people over 85 years in 2010 and by 2050 it is estimated that there will be 19 million seniors over 85. That’s WAY too much falling, … Read moreHelping Seniors Avoid Becoming a Statistic by Falling

The Library: Not Just for Children or Checking Out Print Books

Has it been a while since you checked out (pun intended) your local public library? Maybe it’s time! The library and library staff are underutilized resources we can use to help our senior loved ones, especially those aging in place, live healthier and more enjoyable lives. We discuss how to make use of these resources … Read moreThe Library: Not Just for Children or Checking Out Print Books

Shingles: What Your Senior Loved Ones – and You – Need to Know

Shingles affects more than one million people each year in the United States, with an estimated healthcare cost over a half billion dollars annually. 1 in 3 people in the United States will develop shingles in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Shingles is a very painful condition caused … Read moreShingles: What Your Senior Loved Ones – and You – Need to Know

Foods to Help Seniors Build Strong Muscles

Seniors building muscles? Surely we’re not talking about bodybuilding? No, this is something more critical to their lives, their safety and health – fall prevention. Falling among seniors is a leading cause of injury, hospitalization and even death. Caregivers have heard this long enough to understand the implications of one misstep for their seniors especially … Read moreFoods to Help Seniors Build Strong Muscles

Online Healthcare Information – Who Uses It (& How)

Healthcare providers often cringe at the thought of their patients trying to diagnose their conditions online – even while millions are spent on advertising to lure us to one site or another for information about our health. Not surprisingly, much of that is spent by those seeking to “inform” us about their drug or treatment. … Read moreOnline Healthcare Information – Who Uses It (& How)

Here’s to Our Senior Loved Ones’ Health in the New Year!

Now that we have settled into the New Year it’s a good time for a gentle reminder to get our health improvements back on track. Many of us have made resolutions – and some of us will even keep them – but as caregivers of senior loved ones it may be us who helped them … Read moreHere’s to Our Senior Loved Ones’ Health in the New Year!

Overcoming the Senior Loneliness That Can Lead to Dementia

Is your senior loved one changing before your eyes – – in a way that worries you? Many caregivers become concerned about their family members as they age. We can all see how our seniors’ lives change as they get older. They may have to move into a different home, lost loved ones, such as … Read moreOvercoming the Senior Loneliness That Can Lead to Dementia

On the Threshold of Magic: 2013 CES Highlights for Seniors & Caregivers

The world’s largest annual innovation event, otherwise known as the International CES, lived up to its billing for 2013. Full of oohs, ahhs, gadgets — oh, and some 150,000 people — the 2013 CES was a combination of fantastic technology reality for today with hints of even more great things tomorrow. For seniors and family … Read moreOn the Threshold of Magic: 2013 CES Highlights for Seniors & Caregivers