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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more

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 more