Benefits for Both When Seniors Engage with Younger Generations

As our world evolves and families live miles apart, it seems that young and old are not brought together as frequently as in prior generations. Today’s millennials are vastly different than their grandparents. They are largely removed from institutions, according to a recent Pew Research report, including families. In many cases, their parents both worked … Read moreBenefits for Both When Seniors Engage with Younger Generations

Prevent Wandering by Seniors with Dementia – Family Caregiver Tip

Family caregivers, especially of seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, worry that when they try to rest or complete a task their loved one will wander off. Senior loved ones who have dementia are likely to wander as the disease progresses. In fact, three out of five people with dementia will wander. That’s an estimated 3 … Read morePrevent Wandering by Seniors with Dementia – Family Caregiver Tip

Positive and Achievable Resolutions for Family Caregivers to Last the Year

Many people made New Year’s resolutions in the hopes that some part of their life or health would be the focus of personal improvement. Family caregivers also make resolutions but those, like many aspects of our lives, may have a different focus. As caregivers of senior loved ones, often our resolutions incorporate in some way the needs of … Read morePositive and Achievable Resolutions for Family Caregivers to Last the Year

Overcoming the Winter Blues That Can Strike Seniors and Caregivers

As the winter months progress and the sun doesn’t shine as much, many seniors can fall victim to the winter blues. Yes, it can happen to family caregivers as well. It can be driven in part by a lack of sunlight and fueled by those times during the recently-ended holidays spent thinking of loved ones no longer here … Read moreOvercoming the Winter Blues That Can Strike Seniors and Caregivers

Saving Precious Time in the Kitchen – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

We all wish we had more hours in the day to get everything accomplished that we have on our to-do lists. That’s especially true for family caregivers trying to balance caring for senior loved ones and their own families, many while employed full time! Finding shortcuts to doing everyday chores can help give caregivers back the gift … Read moreSaving Precious Time in the Kitchen – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Preparing to Face Storm Dangers – Act Now to Help Seniors Stay Safe

As family caregivers, we worry each day about the safety of our seniors, whether they live next door, in our homes, or far away. Caregivers worry whether senior loved ones are safe in their homes, if they are taking their medicine correctly, if they are eating, or if they are safe driving — among a multitude of other concerns. That’s a … Read morePreparing to Face Storm Dangers – Act Now to Help Seniors Stay Safe

Advances in Healthcare for Older Adults – 15 Years of Progress

Health is key to our ability to achieve successful aging. Improving the health and quality of life for the world’s seniors is a pursuit of scientists across the globe. One organization has been bringing advances in medical care and research to the attention of the medical profession for many years – The American Geriatrics Society. They … Read moreAdvances in Healthcare for Older Adults – 15 Years of Progress

Microwave Oven Safety for Seniors – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Many seniors who are aging in place prepare some of their meals and snacks in the convenience of their microwave ovens. It requires little preparation and one touch operation. But how safe is the food they prepare in a microwave — and how safe are our senior loved ones when they use theirs? Because there is … Read moreMicrowave Oven Safety for Seniors – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Strengthening Senior Bones to Protect Against Life-Altering Fractures

Our seniors’ bones can begin to lose minerals as they age, causing weakness and even fractures. This is especially true in women after menopause. One indication of bone loss can be a decrease in height as we age due to bone weakening and compression. We might have laughed when we were kids about grandma getting shorter, … Read moreStrengthening Senior Bones to Protect Against Life-Altering Fractures