10 New Year’s Resolutions to Keep for Family Caregivers of Seniors

The lives of those who are family caregivers of seniors can be difficult, with many demands on their time from their senior loved ones, spouses, children and their jobs. It is often even more difficult when you add into the mix the additional stress of wanting to do the very best for family — and often having your … Read more10 New Year’s Resolutions to Keep for Family Caregivers of Seniors

Aging Independently, Healthy & Safely With an Assist from Technology

Aging seniors have more to which they can look forward as they age than ever before. They are healthier and want to enjoy their time pursuing different types of activities. Technology has been trying to catch up and keep pace with them, helping them continue to pursue their dreams, making it even easier to live in the … Read moreAging Independently, Healthy & Safely With an Assist from Technology

Music & Memory: Access & Connect Despite Cognitive Impairment

We worry our memories may be failing, especially when we misplace the keys or forget someone’s name. Our memories are not kept in a box for easy retrieval but are, as we learn more about the brain every day, stored in many parts of our brains and work together when needed. The brain actually breaks … Read moreMusic & Memory: Access & Connect Despite Cognitive Impairment

Pain & Injuries Can Result From Dry Skin – Nourishing Fragile Senior Skin

Warm, even balmy, weather with a few days of chill thrown in reminds us winter weather will soon be on its way. The calendar is telling us winter is here, too. Many people are hoping it arrives soon so they can enjoy the snow, ice skating, sledding and other winter sports and events that mark the … Read morePain & Injuries Can Result From Dry Skin – Nourishing Fragile Senior Skin

The Snarf Scarf: Neat Eating for Style & Dignity

Enabling senior loved ones to enjoy lives that are healthy, safe and comfortable is the mission of their family caregivers. Important to that is helping them live with self respect and dignity. Working with older adults for most of my career as a dietitian, I have worked closely with seniors who are recovering from strokes, dealing with Parkinson’s … Read moreThe Snarf Scarf: Neat Eating for Style & Dignity

In Case of Emergency – Helping Our Senior Loved Ones Prepare

Emergency preparedness is something family caregivers consider throughout the year. How well our senior loved ones recover from an emergency reflects their preparation. We think about getting emergency supplies in the house during storm season, as well as equipping the house with warning systems such as carbon monoxide and fire detectors. Preparedness also includes knowing the … Read moreIn Case of Emergency – Helping Our Senior Loved Ones Prepare

Family Caregivers – Advocates and Worriers for Seniors’ Well-Being

Most family caregivers have taken their senior loved ones to the emergency room, hospital or routine preventive procedures. We wait at the bedside when they are hospitalized for one reason or another. We also know the names of the staff at the doctor’s office and in the ER due to the frequency of our visits. Even when … Read moreFamily Caregivers – Advocates and Worriers for Seniors’ Well-Being

Latest in Caregiving Robotics – Responding to Emotions and Needs

Robots are coming to family caregiving! We believe that there will be a future in which robots will actually perform some tasks that family caregivers currently perform. No one anticipates – or wants to see – robots making personal caregiving obsolete; instead they will enhance the role of caregivers by allowing them to better prioritize their time. Using a robot … Read moreLatest in Caregiving Robotics – Responding to Emotions and Needs

Costs of Growing Old – Will Seniors’ Financial Planning Cover Them All?

Now is the time to review your senior’s financial plan for what is yet to come in terms of health and aging needs. With increasing longevity, their financial plan may need adjustment to meet future needs. Seniors, no matter their ability or wellness, are likely to need some form of care as they age, which will cost them … Read moreCosts of Growing Old – Will Seniors’ Financial Planning Cover Them All?