Preventing Malnutrition in Seniors — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Caregivers of seniors are often concerned with the vulnerability of their family members to developing malnutrition as they age and their intakes begin to decline. Malnutrition in our seniors is estimated to affect one in four older adults. Not eating right can affect the ability of our seniors to remain independent. Poor eating habits can … Read morePreventing Malnutrition in Seniors — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Buying a New Car – Considerations for Seniors (and the Rest of Us)

The safer the car, the safer the driver — and passengers — can be. It’s a concept that makes a great deal of sense. While an important consideration when thinking about vehicles for family members of all ages, this is especially important for the car driven by an aging parent or other loved one who we fear … Read moreBuying a New Car – Considerations for Seniors (and the Rest of Us)

Clinical Trials Teach Us More About Alzheimer’s – How You Can Help

Participate in a clinical trial — me?? Some of us shy away from participating in clinical trials because we are not sure about what they will do or if they involve a great time commitment. Most of the time we ignore pleas to join a clinical trial, no matter who might suggest it, because we … Read moreClinical Trials Teach Us More About Alzheimer’s – How You Can Help

Medication Safety is No Accident – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Each day more than 87 people die and over 2200 are treated in emergency rooms for poisoning, most in the home. Managing medications is a crucial issue for the safety of seniors. The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists report that “adverse drug reactions are among the top five greatest threats to the health of seniors“. They … Read moreMedication Safety is No Accident – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Letters to Grandma 2.0 – Connecting for a New Generation via Tech

Ask most older adults if they would like to connect more often with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. That sound you hear is a resounding “YES”! Of course, not hearing from the kids and grandkids has been a complaint voiced by many for generations, with children of all ages finding it difficult to put pen to paper and … Read moreLetters to Grandma 2.0 – Connecting for a New Generation via Tech

Aging Secrets of Centenarians and Longevity Assists from Innovation

There are not only many more people living longer but also innovations that will allow us to further extend life expectancy. As of 2013, U.S. life expectancy sits at 76.4 years for males and 81.2 years for females. We are living better, taking better care of ourselves, staying engaged with the world around us, and taking advantage … Read moreAging Secrets of Centenarians and Longevity Assists from Innovation

Helping Seniors with Alzheimer’s Eat More – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Family caregivers worry about our senior loved ones getting enough to eat to maintain their strength and health but when Alzheimer’s disease begins to progress, getting them to eat becomes a struggle. As seniors’ dementia progresses, they may resist eating, forget they have not yet eaten, or forget how to eat. When helping a senior loved … Read moreHelping Seniors with Alzheimer’s Eat More – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Fighting Senior Foodborne Illness with Food Safety Practices at Home

Food safety has become a real concern for all of us, especially our senior loved ones. Pathogens, including bacteria and viruses, can be present in the foods we choose and lead to foodborne illness. Another term for foodborne illness is food poisoning, which can be even more dangerous for older adults. Often aging in place … Read moreFighting Senior Foodborne Illness with Food Safety Practices at Home

Family Caregiver Lifestyle Tech – Headphones That Leave Ears Open

It’s frustrating, isn’t it? You start a conversation with someone, or half a conversation anyway, but fail to notice they have on earbuds and haven’t heard a thing you said. It happens at home, in the office, walking down a busy street – seemingly everywhere. There has to be an alternative, right? Or…you’re a family … Read moreFamily Caregiver Lifestyle Tech – Headphones That Leave Ears Open