Caring for a Senior Adult – a Personal Story Shared by Millions

We will all face it at some point, if we don’t already — caregiving. A family member, such as a grandparent, parent, aunt, uncle, in-law, or even a neighbor will need your help. As the population ages, it’s likely we will become caregivers for an older adult who needs us, whether or not we are … Read moreCaring for a Senior Adult – a Personal Story Shared by Millions

Because Everyone is Affected – Talking to Kids About Alzheimer’s

During World Alzheimer’s Month, as we spread awareness and information about Alzheimer’s and other related dementias, it is a good time to ponder how we are discussing dementia with our younger generation. Are we talking with them about it? How are we? What do they want — and need — to know? How can we improve the interactions … Read moreBecause Everyone is Affected – Talking to Kids About Alzheimer’s

What to Do for Prevention This Flu Season – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Flu seasons can be variable, as measured by the experts. One year flu is very mild and few people seem to be affected, while in other years many of us get a bad case of the flu and may wind up in the hospital. This can be extremely dangerous for our senior loved ones. Because it … Read moreWhat to Do for Prevention This Flu Season – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Seniorization of Computers and Our Perception of Seniors Who Use Them – or Would if Given a Chance

The everyday use of computers by people who came of age before the personal computer was common or even invented is something many people thought would likely never happen. Does that mean seniors don’t use computers? Of course not. In fact, we have seen many computers in the homes, including nursing homes, of seniors when there … Read moreSeniorization of Computers and Our Perception of Seniors Who Use Them – or Would if Given a Chance

Cancer Moonshot Initiative Offers Hope for Seniors and Caregivers

During the State of the Union address on January 12, 2016, President Obama announced the Cancer Moonshot, a program aimed at accelerating cancer research. Curing cancer is an objective truly worthy of a moonshot type effort! He tasked Vice President Biden with heading up this new national effort. The ultimate goal is to double the rate … Read moreCancer Moonshot Initiative Offers Hope for Seniors and Caregivers

Helping Seniors Care for Treasured Pets – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Pets are beloved as members of our families and can be even more important to seniors living on their own. We all want to care for our pets so they stay healthy throughout the years especially as seniors and their pets age! When our senior loved ones need some help from us with their daily tasks, … Read moreHelping Seniors Care for Treasured Pets – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Evidence Based Aging Programs Shown to Provide Positive Results

Everywhere we turn there are tips and ideas purported to help Americans age gracefully. Many times we question (or should) the wisdom in the advice we read and hear. Much of the information is harmless, some simply inaccurate, oftentimes sensational enough to sell a product. Some of it, unfortunately, is dangerous if followed. But what really do … Read moreEvidence Based Aging Programs Shown to Provide Positive Results

Family Caregiving Without Regret and Helping Seniors Avoid “What If”

Family caregivers of seniors may not always get to fulfill the dreams or plans they had before tasks of providing care filled their days. Living life to the fullest, so that you can say there were no regrets when someone is no longer with you or you become physically unable to fulfill your dreams, is something … Read moreFamily Caregiving Without Regret and Helping Seniors Avoid “What If”

Protecting Fragile Senior Skin — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Summer sun is beginning the annual process of yielding to winter cold and wind. As fast as the cold winds blow, we often find our senior’s aging skin drying out if action isn’t taken to protect it. It isn’t just the cold outside air that can cause problems for our seniors’ skin, but the air … Read moreProtecting Fragile Senior Skin — Family Caregiver Quick Tip