What to Do with Dusty Tech Gadgets After We Move on to New Devices

Have you noticed we have an ever-growing collection of technology gadgets we no longer use? We may have some old flip phones that our new smartphones have made obsolete, for example. Not to mention some not-so-old smartphones our new smartphones made obsolete. Perhaps we have an original tablet, an e-reader, a desktop computer and maybe a … Read moreWhat to Do with Dusty Tech Gadgets After We Move on to New Devices

Nursing Home: Knowing When They Need It and Choosing the Right One

There comes a point in time for many family caregivers when we have to start thinking about finding a nursing home with and for our senior loved ones. A nursing home is probably not your first choice, but if you have been providing care for years and find they currently need more care than you can provide, now … Read moreNursing Home: Knowing When They Need It and Choosing the Right One

Helping Seniors Sleep Better and Cope With Rest-Stealing Bad Dreams

“To sleep, perchance to dream” is a Shakespeare quote of which I remind myself when I am really tired. The unfortunate truth is, when I am most tired, the dreams become weird imaginings that tend to wake me from a sound sleep, putting me right back in a sleep deprived state. Does that happen to … Read moreHelping Seniors Sleep Better and Cope With Rest-Stealing Bad Dreams

Lost Memories – Can They be Restored in Those with Dementia?

Most of us know someone with dementia. If you don’t now, it’s likely you will shortly, since a new person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease every 67 seconds. Family caregivers of people with dementia are on the front lines, watching memories fade from their loved ones. We know how quickly names, places, dates and events are forgotten. … Read moreLost Memories – Can They be Restored in Those with Dementia?

Seniors and Diabetes: Latest Info and Actions for Family Caregivers

Many of our senior loved ones have diabetes — 25.9%, or 11.8 million seniors over 65 are affected, according to the American Diabetes Association. That includes both cases that have been diagnosed and those that are undiagnosed. A diabetes diagnosis means our blood glucose (sugar) level is too high. The higher the level, the greater the … Read moreSeniors and Diabetes: Latest Info and Actions for Family Caregivers

Measles Outbreak: Should Seniors and Family Caregivers Be Worried?

The recent outbreak of measles has sparked debate about immunizations for children, leaving family caregivers to wonder how it will affect their senior loved ones (and themselves). Did you know that older adults got the measles at Disneyland? As of this writing, 121 people were affected in that outbreak, including people up to age 70. Most of … Read moreMeasles Outbreak: Should Seniors and Family Caregivers Be Worried?

National Donor Day: Sharing the Gift of Life Through Organ Donation

We treasure the gift of life but the concept of donating our organs at the end of life makes many of us — and our senior loved ones — uneasy. Many lives depend on that gift. Did you know that there are more than 124,000 people in the U.S. in need of an organ, tissue … Read moreNational Donor Day: Sharing the Gift of Life Through Organ Donation

Recipe for Caregiver Success from the Senior Care Corner­® Kitchen

Family caregivers have the privilege to provide love and attention to their senior loved ones. Often this comes at a time of great need and we fill an essential role for our seniors. We can get so busy doing things to improve the quality of life for our other family members, especially if we are caring for … Read moreRecipe for Caregiver Success from the Senior Care Corner­® Kitchen

Healthcare Data Analysis to Improve the Cost and Quality of Our Care

Editor’s note: Connected health devices, both in the home and at healthcare facilities, will generate an enormous amount of data to add to that already being created regarding patients and conditions. To help you – and us – understand how health data will be used and what it can mean to the health and care … Read moreHealthcare Data Analysis to Improve the Cost and Quality of Our Care