Walkable Cities Mean Safety and Socialization for Aging in Place

Aging in place, which is valued by most seniors, can be ideal where shopping and services needed by older adults are within a reasonable walk of their homes. While some older adults choose to live in planned senior communities, which are designed to meet their needs, others want the option to find their needs met in a more … Read moreWalkable Cities Mean Safety and Socialization for Aging in Place

Seniors Might Really Want Tech Gifts – They Just Don’t Realize It Yet

Holiday season is a wonderful time — once we finally decide just what gift we’re going to give our senior loved ones, that is. Yes, the elders on our gift list are often the hardest to check off. Choosing the right gift, or at least avoiding the wrong one, can cause us to wrack our brains … Read moreSeniors Might Really Want Tech Gifts – They Just Don’t Realize It Yet

When Independent Living Becomes Loneliness – Helping Seniors Cope

Many of us try to spend as much time as we can with our senior loved ones who are aging in place in their own homes. We try to do our best to support them with whatever they may need. What happens if they’ve lost their spouse and are now alone in that beloved home – – … Read moreWhen Independent Living Becomes Loneliness – Helping Seniors Cope

Wandering Away by Seniors Can Be Deadly – Take Action for Prevention

Do you worry that your senior loved one will wander away from home one day — or worse, night — and not be able to find the way home? You are not alone. Family caregivers, especially those with seniors diagnosed with dementia, often worry that it could happen. Our imaginations run wild with the dangers … Read moreWandering Away by Seniors Can Be Deadly – Take Action for Prevention

Clinical Trials Provide Seniors (and Us) Opportunities to Help Cure Disease

Clinical trials can be very important in curing disease and finding ways to help prevent a host of ailments. Have you or your senior loved one ever considered becoming part of a clinical trial? Researchers across the globe receive funding through a variety of sources, including government endowments or federal agencies, foundations, pharmaceutical companies, organizations and … Read moreClinical Trials Provide Seniors (and Us) Opportunities to Help Cure Disease

Is Aging Really Bad for Our Brains? How Can We Keep Them Sharp?

Does aging damage our brains? Many of us, including family caregivers in the throes of caring for aging loved ones, hold a belief that the natural consequence of aging is a decline in our mental function. After all, don’t our brains age the way our bodies do? Our face gets wrinkly, why not our brains? It … Read moreIs Aging Really Bad for Our Brains? How Can We Keep Them Sharp?

Coming Technology Innovations and Current Tips to Help Avoid Senior Falls

Falls are dangerous and scary for our senior loved ones. As family caregivers we want to do anything we can to prevent falls because we know that the consequences can be severe. One in three seniors will fall this year. Many of those won’t be serious but too many will be life-changing. Falls are the leading cause … Read moreComing Technology Innovations and Current Tips to Help Avoid Senior Falls

Prepare Now to be Ready When Emergencies Hit Senior Loved Ones

Many family caregivers unfortunately know the names and faces of the people in the emergency room of the local hospital pretty well. Maybe too well. Why might this be? Because they are visiting the emergency rooms (ER or ED) and hospital wings with their senior loved ones much more frequently than they want. According to … Read morePrepare Now to be Ready When Emergencies Hit Senior Loved Ones

Keeping Immune System Happy Also Improves Brain Health and Cognition

One of our last great frontiers of knowledge, the human brain, is being explored like never before. Research into the brain is leading to many insights into how our brains work, what can damage them, what leads to cognitive function decline including Alzhiemer’s and other dementias and how to prevent damage to our vital brain cells. … Read moreKeeping Immune System Happy Also Improves Brain Health and Cognition