We didn’t know what to expect in this, our first time covering Aging in America (AiA18), the nation’s largest event addressing issues, opportunities, and challenges of aging — except a lot of people who care about older adults. Saying the 3,000 people here “care” is an understatement! There are people here from around the US … Read moreTech Talk Perspectives from Aging in America 2018
Many of us who are boomers grew up playing video games, starting with the first pong game as preteens. We then advanced to become pinball wizards and Pac-Man fiends in high school. After we conquered the galaxy, we moved onto the worlds of Mario and Sonic (maybe even Pokemon?), often joining in with our own … Read moreDigital Games Benefit Seniors — Family Caregiver Quick Tip
Rushing to the hospital with your grandmother, who has fallen ill while visiting you far from her home, you realize you don’t have her medical records — she has three doctors back home — and don’t know what to tell the ER staff about her chronic conditions. Your father suffers a fatal stroke, leaving behind … Read moreBlockchain: Why it Will be Important to Seniors & Family Caregivers
It has become expected that Americans will live a long life. Becoming a centenarian isn’t as unusual as it once was. In fact, it is expected that there are over 70,000 people in the US that are 100 years old or more! While the number of those living to 100 is still low, this number … Read moreLife Expectancy Drops as a Result of Pain Killers — For Seniors Too!
Technology is the part of everyone’s life including our senior loved ones. They may not have been early adopters or seek to use technology in the way younger adults have, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t using it to their benefit. Are they using digital therapeutics? Do they (and you) even know what it is … Read moreDigital Therapeutics — What Does it Mean? Should Your Senior be Using it?
Family caregivers are challenged everyday when caring for their senior with dementia – frustration, anger, tears, and refusals. Alzheimer’s disease is the leading form of dementia, affecting as many as 5.5 million people in the United States alone. Day to day caring can often be difficult when the progressive neurological disease worsens over time. It … Read more10 Tips for Successful Communication with Loved Ones with Dementia