Sleep alludes many of as we age, seemingly more and more as the years pass. We might tend to wake early or not sleep as deeply. Women who are experiencing extreme temperature changes chalk it up to the change and try to deal with it. Others just accept sleep deprivation as a normal part of … Read moreGetting a Good Night’s Sleep – What it Can Mean to Your Elder Loved One
Family caregivers of seniors often become the healthcare “go between.” We go to doctor’s appointments, not only physically driving our senior loved ones but also being the driver of their medical care, going between them and their healthcare team. Family caregivers may learn about loved ones’ best treatment options, give the medications, find the doctors, … Read moreMaking the Most of Seniors’ Health Appointments – Family Caregiver Role
Ugh…the thought of our senior loved ones not having enough money to cover their basic needs such as shelter, food and health is something we don’t even want to consider. Far too many family caregivers have that worry regarding aging loved ones, however. Our seniors wish to age in place and we are making that … Read moreFinancial Aspects of Aging in Place: Helping Seniors Manage & More
Centenarians comprise the fastest growing age group in the US. Will your senior loved ones be joining their numbers one day? Will you? Is that something you want? Many of us wonder how someone can live to be 100 or even older and still be so healthy and sharp minded. What have they had to … Read moreQuality of Life or Frailty – What’s Facing Our Seniors as Centenarians?
Smoking is bad for our health, as all of us have likely heard many times. We know that smoking can lead to many forms of cancer, including lung and other cancers. It increases our risk for heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, wrinkles, bone disease, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetes and erectile dysfunction. Yes, we … Read moreSmoking Habit Still Got Your Senior Loved Ones? It’s Not Too Late to Quit!
Sitting out on the porch watching the world around them is something many of our senior loved ones enjoy ones the weather starts to warm up. They could be looking at the birds, stray dogs or cats, cars driving by, neighbors’ activity, keeping an eye out for the mail delivery or simply reading the latest … Read moreDehydration Hits with Summer Heat! Help Seniors Get Enough Water!
Tablet computers and smartphones continue to grow in popularity with older adults as they see benefits having access to their email, the web, texting and other applications without being tied to a computer – – or even to their home. Many seniors are finding out, along with many of those who are younger, they really … Read moreTablets: Valuable Tools for Senior Dads; Teaching Their Use is a Valuable Gift
We loved our grandfather and have so many fond memories of him and his influence on us all. He has passed on but is remembered fondly at many times of the year and in many situations, but especially so on Father’s Day. During our young adult years with our growing family, we lived quite a … Read moreFather’s Day & Every Day – We Remember Grandfather with Love
Relocation – moving to a new home – is the course chosen by many seniors who are seeking the best situation in which to age in place. Perhaps your senior’s house is too big, too small, too isolated, too far from family members or too old and costly to update. Maybe they just want to … Read moreSeniors on the Move – Helping with Evaluation & Relocation of Their Home