Advocate Protecting Seniors’ Rights – Long Term Care Ombudsman

Wouldn’t it be great to know that you and your senior loved one have an advocate, someone to whom you can turn to help resolve issues with your senior’s care? If your senior is a resident of a senior living facility — nursing homes, assisted living facilities, board and care homes or adult residential care … Read moreAdvocate Protecting Seniors’ Rights – Long Term Care Ombudsman

Life-Changing Nutrition for Seniors Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult to Help

Lifestyle modifications are things we learn sometimes must be made to age successfully. Perhaps we want – or are told – to make a few changes after we get diagnosed with a new medical condition. Perhaps we need to improve our mobility or balance by losing a few pounds and getting more physically active. It might … Read moreLife-Changing Nutrition for Seniors Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult to Help

Is it News or Real Life – Does Your Senior Loved One Confuse the Two?

Some seniors, especially those who have cognitive impairment, may be experiencing a bit more angst as the years go on. Have you noticed that your senior loved one seems to get anxious – – maybe even a bit agitated at times? Do they watch the evening news every night as a part of a lifelong habit? Have … Read moreIs it News or Real Life – Does Your Senior Loved One Confuse the Two?

Seniors Behind the Wheel – When Safety Impacts Independence

Is my senior loved one safe behind the wheel? This is a question many caregivers are asking themselves right now, as will many more in the future. Our senior loved ones understandably want to maintain their independence to come and go wherever and whenever they please without depending on some other means of transportation or being … Read moreSeniors Behind the Wheel – When Safety Impacts Independence

Diagnosis Prostate Cancer – Insights and Tips for Family Caregivers

Men and their family members fear it, with good reason. Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer in men after skin cancer. In fact, more than 2 million men are survivors of prostate cancer. The American Cancer Society projects that in 2015 there will be 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer and 27,540 deaths from … Read moreDiagnosis Prostate Cancer – Insights and Tips for Family Caregivers

Social Media Use by Seniors Growing – But Much Opportunity Remains

Despite what you might see on TV commercials, growing numbers of seniors know what it means to post something on their wall or unfriend someone. Yes, grandma is using Facebook (grandpa too), just as we thought would happen when advocating that family caregivers urge senior loved ones to get on the Web – even if … Read moreSocial Media Use by Seniors Growing – But Much Opportunity Remains

Will Supplements Prevent Cognitive Impairment or Reverse Dementia?

I speak with many people who are family caregivers of those with dementia about a wide range of topics. I have been a family caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s myself as well as cared for countless other family members and patients over my long healthcare career. Because I am also a dietitian, I talk with … Read moreWill Supplements Prevent Cognitive Impairment or Reverse Dementia?

Stress Reduction Through Better Organization for Family Caregivers

Organization — or, more accurately, lack of it — is one of the biggest struggles I hear from many of the family caregivers with whom I connect. Inadequate time management, unending paperwork shuffle, and scheduling nightmares, seemingly always when most inconvenient, add stress to the lives of family caregivers. Caregivers are often the only ones who … Read moreStress Reduction Through Better Organization for Family Caregivers

Future Key to Successful Aging in Place: Robots in Each Senior’s Home

“A robot in every home” seemed a rather far-fetched idea to most people when Bill Gates wrote an article of that name published by Scientific American in 2006. While it may seem just as remote a possibility to you today, we see it as something likely to happen in the lifetime of many baby boomers. … Read moreFuture Key to Successful Aging in Place: Robots in Each Senior’s Home