Technology with the potential to help our seniors live healthy, safe, and comfortable lives is something for which Senior Care Corner® is always on the lookout to keep family caregivers informed. MOCAheart really caught our eye at CES® because that definition fits it well. Many seniors — and family caregivers — can benefit from the ability to … Read moreConversation with Health Tech Innovator MOCACARE on the Senior Care Corner® Show
As family caregivers, we know the medical checkups our senior loved ones have are important to their health and wellness. Because our seniors’ abilities to sit and wait are not endless, nor is our time, we need to make the most out of the time we spend with the health care professional. What do we … Read morePrepare for the Next Health Checkup – Family Caregiver Quick Tip
Do you know what an advance directive is, much less whether your senior (or you) has one somewhere — or should? An advance directive is defined as a written statement of a person’s wishes regarding medical treatment made to ensure those wishes are carried out should the person be unable to communicate them to a doctor. … Read moreAdvance Directives Considerations, Facts & Myth Busting for Caregivers
Life isn’t living without movement. Aristotle said “happiness is a state of activity.” Seniors and their caregivers are encouraged by experts in health and wellness (and Senior Care Corner®) to get active and stay active. We say it all the time — find something that you and your senior loved one enjoy doing and make it part … Read moreGetting and Staying Active are Keys to Healthy and Happy Aging
Inflammation is a physical condition in which a particular part of our body will become reddened, swollen, warm to the touch, or painful, usually as a result of an infection or an injury. However, we are learning more and more that our bodies are also inflamed from the inside out too. Our bodies can be injured inside, … Read moreEating Inflammation Fighting Foods – Family Caregiver Quick Tip
About 8,000 of us turn 65 each day, according to predictions from AARP. Others estimate this number nearer to 10,000 a day and will continue through 2030. Either way, there are a lot of people turning 65 each day! Turning 65 is a real milestone for our senior loved ones and us as their family caregivers. … Read moreSocial Security Benefits – When Should Your Senior Start Them?
Many of our seniors didn’t have a lot of experience playing games — at least not the games our kids play today. Kids can play games anywhere and anytime (sometimes it seems like all the time) using a variety of consoles, computers and mobile devices. Guess what – so can our senior loved ones! There … Read moreAre Your Seniors Gamers? If Not, They’re Missing Out on Benefits
Many seniors take anticoagulants, medication to keep blood thin by preventing clots that may lead to heart attack, DVTs or stroke. Without anticoagulants, blood clots could form and travel to other parts of the body, causing other health problems. In reality, your senior’s blood is not ‘thinner’ but blood clots have more difficulty forming when … Read moreSafety for Seniors on Blood Thinners – Family Caregiver Quick Tip
A full, happy life is a goal of most Americans. Being fully engaged in our day to day activities, our communities and our families is the foundation of a balanced life. Unfortunately, studies tell us that a large number of seniors are not leading fully engaged, happy lives and actually feel a sense of loss of all … Read moreIs Depression Negatively Impacting Your Senior’s Quality of Life?