Visits to their local senior center can mean a chance to get out of the house, socialize with others, and a whole lot more to aging in place seniors. Family caregivers can get some peace of mind in knowing their senior loved ones are spending part of the day in the company of others and in … Read moreWhat Local Senior Centers Can Mean to Our Senior Loved Ones
More information has been coming to light through research that links diabetes and dementia. We are uncovering information regarding the contribution high blood sugar makes on the death of nerve cells in the brain. Does diabetes cause dementia? Does dementia cause diabetes? Is there something specific to lifestyle choices that predispose a person to both? Can we prevent … Read moreDiabetes / Dementia Connection – Cause & Effect or Coincidence?
Driving to the doctor, the supermarket, to visit friends or just to see the change in seasons through Mother Nature’s eyes is something many of us take for granted. When our senior loved ones no longer drive, whether they are no longer safe behind the wheel, choose to give up their keys, or can’t afford to … Read moreUber Can Give Seniors Their Wheels, Flexibility and Independence Back
There are many myths of aging — beliefs that, while widely held, are not true. Many people have preconceived notions about how we should or shouldn’t be aging and how our bodies should reflect our aging. Multiple media messages that tell us to do this activity to avoid aging or take this pill to stop the signs … Read moreMyths of Aging Holding Seniors Back? Don’t Let Preconceptions Limit Them
Our mission was simple when we began. We wanted to give support and information to caregivers of seniors because we found little when we needed it most. We had some knowledge and experience to share with others at a time when support for family caregivers was lacking. What could we do to help those in need, … Read moreIt’s Our Birthday! Celebrating 8 Years Caring for Seniors’ Family Caregivers
We want to be healthy, energetic and happy as we age. We want to live life as fully as possible, realizing it’s not about the years in our life but the life in our years. Not just us but our seniors too! The way to stay healthy is to avoid chronic disease and stay physically active … Read moreTelehealth and Technology News – Good for Senior Health and Wellness
Have you ever owned a pet, stroked a dog’s fur or thrown a ball with a rambunctious dog? If you have, you have likely experienced the joy of unconditional love only a pet can give. Many of our senior loved ones have also felt this kinship and love for pets as they grew up and … Read moreTherapy Dogs Improve Quality of Life for Seniors and Family Caregivers
Family caregivers experience at one time or another senior loved ones who don’t want to do what they are being asked to do. This resistance could lead to aggression and even injury for them or a caregiver. There are many instances throughout the day when personal care is needed or another task needs to be … Read moreOvercoming Resistance by Senior Loved Ones to the Care They Need
Sleep is important to us at all ages, but to seniors it can be a matter of health and safety. Yes, safety. Too many of our senior loved ones are injured, some with long term impacts, by falls that might not have happened if they had been sleeping well. Getting enough sleep is more than just … Read moreA Good Night Sleep and Our Seniors: Can Technology Help Them Meet?