Isolation and loneliness are two of the many fears family caregivers often have for senior loved ones living on their own. We worry something will happen when nobody is there to help them. Depression, which can have serious health consequences, can also result from seniors who are living alone and become isolated from others. Many … Read moreBeating Senior Loneliness & Isolation – and Having Fun – at a Senior Center
We are so focused on caring for our senior loved ones that we don’t always contemplate our own needs, desires and future. Our day to day caregiving duties can take a toll on our spirit, health, relationships and finances. Because it is taking a toll on us, whether we recognize it or not, now is … Read moreWho Will Be There to Care? Worries of Family Caregivers as They Age
Who wouldn’t love more brain power? If we could just be a little sharper, a bit quicker and smarter! Whoo-wee we could be rich! At least we could silence that know-it-all who always seems to know the answers first. But could we also possibly prevent or at least delay the onset of cognitive impairment, dementia … Read moreBoost Brainpower by Eating & Drinking Certain Foods: Hype or Real Hope?
Unfortunately, criminals are updating their old scams for the times. Don’t let your senior loved one or yourself be a victim. We talk a lot about using technology to stay connected with the caveat to be secure and take precautions to be safe when using all the new innovations and old electronics. Every day we … Read moreFraud Alert! Don’t Be Victimized by This Tech-Age Scam Attempt – I Almost Was!
It’s no secret that our population is aging, with the average age in the U.S. rising each year. With the passing of each birthday comes increasing risk of developing one or more chronic diseases. Maybe your senior already has a chronic disease that you have both been managing. If so, you are not alone because … Read moreSeniors & Family Caregivers Managing Chronic Disease & Health Issues Online
As I sit here by the window looking out at the beautiful snow that has fallen here on our house in the South where this much snow is a bit unusual, I ponder what to do. I am beginning to feel a bit snow bound as the roads here are too treacherous to do even … Read moreSnowbound Days: Use Them to Make New Memories with Senior Loved Ones
Family caregivers are, by our nature, fixers. We want to be sure that we are doing and getting the very best for our senior loved ones no matter what the situation brings. There are, of course, the usual day to day roles we play as caregivers just making sure our loved ones are safe, healthy … Read moreSeniors’ Legal Issues: Steps & Tips for When an Elder Law Attorney is Needed
Seniors and dogs can be a great combination, especially for those seniors aging in place on their own. The companionship of a dog or other pet has been shown to provide real health benefits to seniors and help them avoid a feeling of isolation. It’s important, though, for thought to go into selecting the right … Read moreSeniors & Dogs: Conversation with a Pet Expert on the Senior Care Corner Show
Innovation in products and new technology for our seniors (and us) is moving at a startling speed. New ideas are coming from interesting new minds too — exciting us about what we might see in the future. Recently I found out about some new devices in the idea stage coming out of our nation’s bright … Read moreInnovative Products for Dementia Care Developed by Creative Young Minds