Family caregivers feel the emotional, physical and financial strain of caregiving for those that they love — along with fulfillment from knowing they make a difference. Many would like to know what can be done or what help they could get to ease the strain. Most caregivers don’t feel caring for senior loved ones is a … Read moreState of Family Caregiving – Straining to Meet Needs While Demand Grows
We all want to live out our lives in the home of our choice. Maybe that’s the home in which we spent the majority of our lives, raised our children, and welcomed the grandchildren or the smaller place, closer to family. For others it’s none of the above, but the retirement paradise of long time dreams. Sometimes we can live out … Read moreAging in Place Options for America’s Seniors – Will Reality Match Dreams?
We love our technology gadgets, don’t we? On a recent theater trip, I noticed everyone waiting had a smartphone in their hands, engaging with something on the screen to pass the time. The overwhelming number of devices is just amazing. They have simply taken over our society. Seniors are adopting their own devices, too, at … Read moreGerms Infect Seniors’ Tech Devices – But Easy Prescription for the Cure
Arthritis is a constant source of pain for millions of our senior loved ones, with impacts to their lives going beyond the pain. Seniors’ arthritis can result in self-limiting actions, causing them to stop doing the things they love doing. It can even interfere with or take away their independence. Did you know that arthritis is … Read moreStop Arthritis From Limiting Seniors’ Activities & Robbing Independence
Family caregivers have much too do in a little time to accomplish what is needed. They work hard to juggle all the balls involved when caregiving day in and day out. There may be medications to administer, meals to prepare, clothes to wash, doctor’s appointments to keep, a senior loved one to entertain, and more – … Read moreFamily Dynamics of Caregiving When a Spouse is Primary Caregiver
Alzheimer’s continues to have no known treatment and certainly no cure despite that fact that it is the 6th leading cause of death in America and the 5th leading cause of death in those over 65. Recently we heard said that if you have a brain you are at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. If that … Read moreSolving the Puzzle That is Alzheimer’s – Finding Hope in Recent Research
The importance of good nutrition for seniors cannot be understated as they age. Getting the nutrients they need is just as vital now as when they were younger — for some even more important. Seniors need nutrients to remain healthy and strong but often don’t need the same amount of calories as when they were younger. Because … Read moreNutrition is Important to Health – So What Keeps Our Seniors From Eating?
Flowers on a grave site for lost loved ones, war heroes and friends symbolize that you are thinking of them. You show respect and honor them every time you visit the cemetery. Many feel the presence of their loved one, if even in their own memories, when they sit in quiet contemplation nearby. Most people … Read moreCreating a Living Memory in Honor of a Loved One You’ll Never Forget
Millions of older people are victims of abuse and we can help prevent it. We MUST help prevent it! June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2015 (WEAAD), a day established to spread that message. The theme is One Person, One Action, One Nation United Against Elder Abuse. This theme is so important to consider … Read moreWorld Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Uniting to Stop Abuse of Seniors