Many of us were filled with expectations that we were going to have a mild winter, with primarily rain in most parts of the country. Little snowfall was to come and envelope us in the winter spirit. A mild winter leaves us all wondering when spring might arrive because we are just itching to get to more … Read moreIs It Springtime Yet? Creating Warm Weather Indoor Activities with Seniors
“I want to go home.” It can be heart wrenching when a family caregiver hears their senior loved one say that. Sometimes you are out at the doctor or running errands, maybe you are visiting them in a senior facility. They could be in their own home where you give them daily care. It doesn’t matter … Read moreWhen a Senior Wants to ‘Go Home’ – What’s a Family Caregiver to Do?
Dementia affects everyone! 5 million people are currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in the US and another person is diagnosed every 67 seconds. 1 in 9 adults over 65 has Alzheimer’s disease. Memory loss is difficult, and not just on the person who is diagnosed and trying to make sense of a world that is … Read moreDementia Caregivers Connecting in the Community for Self-Care
The stock market hasn’t been a pretty place to have money so far in 2016. Especially if it is your life savings, money you are using to pay for food, housing, medicine and more. What you need to live, in other words. Then it can be a downright scary situation right now, the way it … Read moreStock Market Dive 2016 – Is it Crushing Your Senior Loved Ones?
It’s less a question of “if” than “when” most of us will become family caregivers to our senior loved ones. For those who aren’t family caregivers already, that is. And MANY are! According to the latest survey by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving, 40 million Americans are providing unpaid care, 25% of them … Read moreTransform Family Caregivers’ Future – Caregiving Innovation Frontiers
Family caregivers of senior adults can find themselves tackling situations that are foreign to them on a daily basis. One caregiving task that might be unique for you as a caregiver of an elder family member is caring for their dentures. Yes, someone else’s teeth! “No way,” you say? Dentures require special care to keep them clean, … Read moreDenture Care Tips for Family Caregivers – A Key to Senior Health
Our senior loved ones may remember, from their own childhoods, a time when the doctor came to their house to provide medical care and treatment during times of illness in the family. Perhaps the doctor came at the end to help prepare a loved one who passed away. It was common to see a doctor in … Read moreComing Soon to A Senior Near You – House Calls by Healthcare Providers
Every year we anticipate new and useful technology innovations that will enable seniors to age in place longer and family caregivers to help family caregivers live safer, healthier and happier lives. Of course, those innovations are just a small — but growing — part of the seemingly endless exhibit space, spanning sites across Las Vegas. Wading through … Read moreTVs, Drones, Phones & Much for Aging in Place – Our CES 2016 Wrap
We have come to a point where using social media platforms has become commonplace for those of all ages. It isn’t just millennials who use social media, older adults have adopted it and are enjoying spending time connecting with family, friends and other people around the globe. Certainly we see many people using social media to … Read moreSeniors Learning What Social Media Can Mean to Their Lives