Checkup Time: Get Seniors’ Cars Rolling Safely for Spring Driving

It’s time to get out from under winter’s grip and start thinking toward getting behind the wheel safely. Family caregivers want to ensure their senior loved ones’ cars are in tiptop shape, since a properly maintained vehicle is key to hitting the road without the road hitting back. It’s important for cars and drivers of all ages. … Read moreCheckup Time: Get Seniors’ Cars Rolling Safely for Spring Driving

Measuring Family Caregiver Strain – Knowing is Key to Burnout Prevention

Family caregivers do so much each and every day but are often left feeling they have not done enough. There are so many needs that must be met, including their own. As a family caregiver, how do you handle it all? Are you tired at the end of the day? Is your brain worn out? Is your … Read moreMeasuring Family Caregiver Strain – Knowing is Key to Burnout Prevention

Complementary Health Approaches – Potential Benefits for Our Seniors?

The availability of complementary health care offerings across the country is expanding. Growing numbers of people of all ages are seeking out alternate therapies to treat medical conditions, manage side effects of traditional therapies and relieve pain. These approaches could be helpful for your senior loved one, too. What is complementary health? They are practices, … Read moreComplementary Health Approaches – Potential Benefits for Our Seniors?

Evening Snacks for Seniors – Good for Them or Something to Avoid

Evening snacking — is it a good routine for seniors or one they would be better off breaking? Many of our senior loved ones like to snack in the evening while watching TV or just because they have a craving for something. Maybe they snack because they are bored or it is just a long standing habit … Read moreEvening Snacks for Seniors – Good for Them or Something to Avoid

From Technology Averse to Mobile Mavens – Seniors are A-Changin’

“A cordless telephone — I don’t need that. The phone on the wall in the kitchen works perfectly well.” Sound familiar? If so, you aren’t alone. It wasn’t that long ago many of us had to urge our senior loved ones to use a cordless phone they could carry around the house in case of an emergency and … Read moreFrom Technology Averse to Mobile Mavens – Seniors are A-Changin’

Know How to Prevent Poisoning at Home and What to Do if it Happens

Poisoning is a serious public health problem but one that is preventable. National Poison Prevention week, established by Congress in 1961, is this week. We take time now to learn a little more about accidental poisoning risks for our senior loved ones and other family members because it is a serious public health problem. The … Read moreKnow How to Prevent Poisoning at Home and What to Do if it Happens

Caregiving Routines: Successful Care and Caregiver Happiness

Many family caregivers and others who have more to do than time to complete what’s needed find themselves following a strict routine — or trying to follow one. Monday is laundry, Tuesday is errand day around town like banking or mail, Wednesday is grocery shopping on discount day, Thursday is doctor and other appointment day, and on and on. … Read moreCaregiving Routines: Successful Care and Caregiver Happiness

Brain Awareness Week – What We Can Do to Treat Our Brains Better

This week marks a special time for those of us interested in our brain health. It is Brain Awareness Week (BAW) across the world, when we take time to increase our awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research, along with things we can do for our brains. This year is special as the Dana … Read moreBrain Awareness Week – What We Can Do to Treat Our Brains Better

5 Technology Solutions Offering Seniors a Promise of Better Living

Our senior loved ones are beginning to use technology more and more — and seeing benefits from doing so. It has taken awhile for some of them to begin to see the advantages to using some of the latest technology but they are getting there, often with the help and urging of family caregivers. According … Read more5 Technology Solutions Offering Seniors a Promise of Better Living