Celebrating the Memory of a Loved One While Coping and Healing Ourselves

It is a fact of life that those we love will pass away. Even when “expected,” it is an emotional struggle to cope with loss. It’s the circle of life, and it moves us all, through despair and hope, through faith and love, ’till we find our place, on the path unwinding. That memorable quote … Read moreCelebrating the Memory of a Loved One While Coping and Healing Ourselves

Strategies for Leading a Happier (and Healthier) Life as a Family Caregiver

Happiness brings with it positive health benefits, as we often read (and say here at Senior Care Corner). But how can you be happy, or even stop to ask yourself if you are happy, when you have so much to do as a family caregiver? It is hard for many who are caring full time … Read moreStrategies for Leading a Happier (and Healthier) Life as a Family Caregiver

Additional Funding to Fight Alzheimer’s Helps Family Caregivers Too

Great news in the fight to cure Alzheimer’s disease — more help is in the works toward a cure & support for current patients! The U.S. Congress recently passed a bill increasing funds for Alzheimer’s research by $122 million. This bill was signed into law by the President shortly thereafter. This money will not only … Read moreAdditional Funding to Fight Alzheimer’s Helps Family Caregivers Too

4 Dangerous “Good Old Days” Habits to Break & New Bad Tech Habits

Ah, the Good Old Days…how often have we heard that from our senior loved ones, often followed by something they enjoyed then but can’t do now. Unfortunately, there really are many everyday activities from past years that aren’t safe today, habits that could lead to financial or physical harm to seniors if continued… …and many … Read more4 Dangerous “Good Old Days” Habits to Break & New Bad Tech Habits

Social Networking Sites & Seniors: Connections and Benefits Growing

The fastest growing segment of social networking on the internet is senior adults. Hard to believe you say? Really? It’s easier, of course, for small participation levels to grow faster than for those that are larger already. We believe the statistics released recently from the Pew Research Center as we talk with so many boomers … Read moreSocial Networking Sites & Seniors: Connections and Benefits Growing

Understanding Delirium & the Effects it Can Have on Senior Loved Ones

Dementia is a condition of impaired cognition that happens over time, the changes from which are seen in a progressive decline. Delirium may include the same behaviors that people with dementia exhibit but generally with a more rapid onset. Some of your senior loved ones may have been diagnosed during a hospital stay with delirium … Read moreUnderstanding Delirium & the Effects it Can Have on Senior Loved Ones

CES Wrap for Senior Living: Wearables, Smart Homes, Driverless Cars & Robots

Robots to assist seniors aging in place at home and family members providing senior care? We’re not talking The Jetsons but real life. Not today, maybe — but science fiction is becoming current reality every day. Robots will be ready to help seniors in their homes (and the rest of us too) in the not-too-distant … Read moreCES Wrap for Senior Living: Wearables, Smart Homes, Driverless Cars & Robots

Weathering the Storm When the Power Goes Out – Helping Seniors Prepare

Brrrrrrrr pretty much summarizes things for many Americans. This winter’s weather has proven to be difficult for many across the country, adults and seniors alike. The storms, including the recent polar vortex, have dumped snow, rain, ice and freezing temperatures onto us and our seniors making their life hard and putting many at real risk … Read moreWeathering the Storm When the Power Goes Out – Helping Seniors Prepare

Natural Burial – An Option for Those Concerned with Environmental Impacts

The end of our life is not a topic about which we want to think. We can sometimes feel that thinking about it might actually jinx it into coming sooner — even though we know that’s not really true. There is a circle of life that will be fulfilled when the time is right, one … Read moreNatural Burial – An Option for Those Concerned with Environmental Impacts