Each March we celebrate American Red Cross Month by recognizing heroes and thanking them for all they do for the community and others. Since 1881, American Red Cross volunteers have been an essential part of our nation’s response to war, natural disaster and other human suffering. We’ve seen the triumph of the human spirit as … Read moreThanking Family Caregiver Heroes – Family Caregiver Quick Tip
Sundowning is a phenomenon that is faced by many caregivers of those with dementia. It’s yet another challenge faced by our senior loved ones and family caregivers. They may not realize there is a name for what happens in their home every afternoon and evening, but it causes them difficulty nonetheless. The symptoms of sundowning … Read moreCounteracting Sundowning Impacts – Family Caregiver Quick Tip
February is Heart Month, when health experts want us all to remember to put our heart health on the front burner. Caregivers can help their senior loved ones remember they are never too old to adopt and maintain heart healthy habits. Heart disease is the number one killer in America. Heart attack, hypertension and stroke … Read moreHabits of Heart Healthy Seniors – Family Caregiver Quick Tip
As family caregivers we worry our senior loved ones are not safe at home when they’re living independently. Most caregivers are responsible (or at least feel that way) for their aging parents and their ability to safely age in place in the home of their choice. Unfortunately, caregivers may be unaware of the hazards lurking in their seniors’ … Read moreDon’t Let Hazards in Their Home Prevent Aging in Place by Seniors
Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the US and the leading cause of disability. Of the estimated 83.6 million people affected by heart disease, 42.2 million are over 60 years old. For the 60–79-year-old age group, 70.2% are men and 70.9% are women. For the 80+ year-old age group, 83.0% are men and 87.1% are women. The … Read moreSenior Women and Heart Disease – Reasons to Go Red Wear Red!