Dining Out With Diabetes-Friendly Meals — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

For many seniors, it is still a treat to eat out with family and friends. That “treat” can bring with it a challenge, though. Some seniors may find it difficult to choose the healthiest food from the menu when they eat out because they are trying to manage a chronic disease, such as diabetes. Tips … Read moreDining Out With Diabetes-Friendly Meals — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Clinical Trial Innovation – Participating in Research From Home

Clinical trials are an important step in the progress toward treatments and cures — and thus our health. You know the trials are important, so what stops you from participating? Many say they fear the unknown. Others say they don’t want to travel to the location. Many fear they will get a placebo and waste time … Read moreClinical Trial Innovation – Participating in Research From Home

Health Technology Solutions – Will They Be What Your Senior Needs?

Seniors who are aging in place will be helped through the use of technology. Family caregivers can get some help keeping senior loved ones healthy and safe by using some technology devices. Just what is coming, though — what should caregivers be anticipating in the growing tech market geared toward seniors? What holds promise on the horizon (or some innovations … Read moreHealth Technology Solutions – Will They Be What Your Senior Needs?

Suddenly You’re a Caregiver – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Over 65 million Americans, primarily women — with the number of men increasing rapidly — provide unpaid care to loved ones. Many take over these duties suddenly as a result of a traumatic event, such as an illness, injury, new diagnosis, or hospitalization. Most new caregivers are unprepared for the role into which they are thrust, taking on … Read moreSuddenly You’re a Caregiver – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Alzheimer’s Detection and Diagnosis – While Researchers Seek a Cure

Would you want to know the risk you or your loved ones will develop Alzheimer’s dementia? Alzheimer’s disease has a major impact on families. At this time, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s. It is the US’s 6th leading cause of death and more than 5 million people are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, 1 in 3 people … Read moreAlzheimer’s Detection and Diagnosis – While Researchers Seek a Cure

Service Dogs as Companions and Assistants for Seniors with Dementia

Dogs as companions for seniors is a topic we like to discuss. That is but one of the roles a dog can fill for our loved ones, though. Yes, having the unconditional love of a pet can provide seniors who wish to age in place one with whom they can exchange love and attention, especially when they are … Read moreService Dogs as Companions and Assistants for Seniors with Dementia

Preventing Anemia in Senior Loved Ones – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Seniors, as they age, often have many physical complaints. Some of those are related to specific medical conditions, others seemingly come out of nowhere. Anemia can cause many common health complaints, including fatigue, loss of energy, pale skin, cold hands and feet, shortness of breath, irregular heart beat and dizziness. Our seniors are at risk from … Read morePreventing Anemia in Senior Loved Ones – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Aging in Place Caregiving Options When Seniors Choose Living at Home

Your senior loved one has decided that it is important they stay in the community instead of living in an institution as they age. Aging in place is the way most seniors (and future seniors) say they want to live. Now you, as your senior’s family caregiver, are being called upon to provide care and find help for them for … Read moreAging in Place Caregiving Options When Seniors Choose Living at Home

Dementia Interventions to Improve Daily Life for Seniors and Caregivers

Senior loved ones who have been diagnosed with dementia, especially in the later stages, may send family caregiver looking for ways to make the day to day routine easier. How can you help improve the quality of both your lives? There are complementary strategies that might improve how your senior loved one feels and participates in … Read moreDementia Interventions to Improve Daily Life for Seniors and Caregivers