Does your senior surf the net? Does your senior shop online? Is your senior a Facebook fan? Do they tweet? If you can answer yes to any or all of the above questions, your senior is part of the revolution! If your senior is familiar with the words used above – good for them, but it’s time … Read moreSeniors Onboard the Web Revolution – Help Them Navigate it Safely
Going to the doctor to discuss concerns of your senior loved one’s memory impairment and learning they have Alzheimer’s disease is something caregivers dread. No one wants to believe it is happening to someone we love. There are actions you will want to take after you come to grips with the diagnosis. High among those actions … Read morePrepare Early to Manage Seniors’ Money when Alzheimer’s Progresses
The ‘golden years’ used to mean a time in life after working, retirement. For many this time is coming later than it might have for their parents and grandparents. Most seniors have in their minds a dream life they hope to achieve as they age. Perhaps they want to take trips, fish every day, play … Read morePlanning for Dream Retirement Life – Family Caregiver Quick Tip
The aging in place revolution is no longer a future concept but standard practice for older adults. Staying in the home of their choice, whether it is their lifelong adult home or a smaller version in an age-friendly community or a walkable city, is where seniors want to live. Some seniors may opt to move just … Read moreTechnology and Renovations Make Aging at Home the New Standard
We all have dreams and desires. We dream about a sunny day when it is raining, we dream of the smell of our favorite cookie when we are hungry, we dream of faraway places, and we dream of bygone times. Do you know what your senior may be dreaming? Many people dream of completing what … Read moreDoes Your Senior Have a Bucket List? Are You Helping Accomplish It?
Most of us don’t get enough fiber each day. Maybe we aren’t sure how much is enough or which foods will add fiber to our plate. It is especially important for seniors to include fiber in their diet, not only to maintain bowel health but also to reduce the risk of developing or worsening conditions such as heart disease, … Read moreFiber, It’s Not Just for Regularity – Family Caregiver Quick Tip
Poor nutrition among our senior loved ones is a concern for many family caregivers. Did you know it is estimated that one in six seniors in the nation are hungry every day? That’s a real call for action! Unfortunately, hunger may be a problem for many seniors whose family members don’t realize it so aren’t … Read moreWill Nutritious Meals Be Part of Your Senior’s Hospital Discharge Plan?
Taking medication properly is vital for our senior loved ones with chronic disease, especially when treating diabetes. Medication is essential in controlling diabetes, so it is important seniors and their caregivers know how to take it, understand what type of drug is being prescribed, how medications impact eating and activity, and other health concerns. Some seniors will take more … Read moreDiabetes Management Medication Safety – Family Caregiver Quick Tip
Physical activity is one of the health goals we are all being encouraged to strive to make a part of our every day lives. Working out in the gym may not fit into the lifestyle or even abilities of many of our senior loved ones but… Who wouldn’t want to do exercises while enjoying a refreshing swim … Read moreAquatic Exercises — One Strategy To Keep Seniors Strong and Mobile