Help Seniors Keep the Weather Outside & Money in Their Pockets

The weather outside can mean problems for seniors struggling on fixed incomes. Some common living expenses, such as power or gas bills, don’t stay steady across the year with seniors’ incomes and seem to go up every year (and sometimes it seems every month!). Many seniors have to choose between paying high energy bills and being … Read moreHelp Seniors Keep the Weather Outside & Money in Their Pockets

Lifelong Learning Has Benefits for Students of All Ages – Are You One?

Throughout our lifetimes we try to do more, be more, live more. One way we can do that is to be lifelong learners. Caregivers are constantly learning new things, especially skills to care for senior loved ones. Being a lifelong learner has many benefits, both mental and physical. Lifelong Learning When we pursue new ideas … Read moreLifelong Learning Has Benefits for Students of All Ages – Are You One?

Sleeping Well Despite Alzheimer’s – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

We are learning more each day about how important sleep is to our physical wellbeing. When sleep deficit is a regular issue, it has been shown to increase risk for heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, and mental health issues. Seniors and caregivers need to get adequate amounts of restorative sleep each … Read moreSleeping Well Despite Alzheimer’s – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Vitamin D and Seniors’ Bone Health – A Key to Successful Aging for Many

Has a doctor told your senior loved one her bones could be weak and she might be more likely to break a bone? Are you worried that your senior may fall and break a bone? Do you think they may get — or already have — osteoporosis, a disease where the bones become fragile or porous? Our … Read moreVitamin D and Seniors’ Bone Health – A Key to Successful Aging for Many

Earth Day 2016 – What You Can Do With Seniors to Make a Difference

More of us ‘youngsters’ are beginning to understand how our lifestyles can harm or help the earth. We want to do our part to treat it with kindness now to protect it for our children and grandchildren. Does your senior loved one remember when we all thought it was a good idea to recycle our … Read moreEarth Day 2016 – What You Can Do With Seniors to Make a Difference

Keep a Fire Extinguisher Ready — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Family caregivers do all they can think of to ensure senior loved ones are safe at home. And there is SO much to consider! There are many things we do such as remove throw rugs, ensure there are enough lights, be sure there is food in the house, and install programmable thermostats to be sure they are comfortable … Read moreKeep a Fire Extinguisher Ready — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Experiencing Life’s Impact on Senior Bodies – Genworth Aging Experience

I will forever treasure my experience “walking in my grandfather’s body” at CES 2016. I consider it a fantastic gift. Understanding better how aging can impact the bodies of seniors has supercharged my desire to help them live with it — even better, to avoid it — through our support of family caregivers via Senior Care … Read moreExperiencing Life’s Impact on Senior Bodies – Genworth Aging Experience

Living Alone Less Likely in our Elder Years Than for Prior Generations

We are all aging but are adopting healthier lifestyles than those in generations past. As a result, life expectancy for both men and women has increased — for men at a greater rate than for women. That isn’t much of a surprise to us, as we need only look around to see the smiling faces of … Read moreLiving Alone Less Likely in our Elder Years Than for Prior Generations

Dealing with Negative Comments – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

When you are a family caregiver, sometimes family members — especially siblings — can offer unsolicited opinions about you are doing. Sometimes it is even the one for whom you care that feels it necessary to comment on your performance or worse yet your “caring.” These comments can be hurtful instead of helpful when you are trying … Read moreDealing with Negative Comments – Family Caregiver Quick Tip