Alzheimer’s and related dementias touch the lives of us all. Most people are either personally caring for a loved one with dementia or know someone who is living with dementia or caring for a person with dementia (or have it themselves). It has become rare to not be affected by dementia. Unpaid family caregivers are … Read moreAlzheimer’s & Dementia Impacts — Actions for Caregivers
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and the first three day weekend in months for many in the US. But we know it’s more than that, don’t we? We may pause to think about the men and women who paid the ultimate price in the protection of our freedom. We may fly our … Read moreHonoring and Observing Memorial Day Traditions of Senior Loved Ones
As family caregivers, we may feel strongly certain technology is just what our senior loved ones need to make their homes safer or healthier places for them to live — or maybe simply more enjoyable — but realize that will happen only if the technology is used. How often do we give our loved ones … Read moreLocal Hands-On Technology Resources — Family Caregiver Quick Tip
Companionship in the form of a four-legged friend can be a real lifeline for people who are aging, especially when dementia is present. Throughout history, animals’ primary function has been utilitarian. They helped plow fields or transport passengers. Today domesticated animals have a strong connection for humans. Pets bring friendship to seniors and their family … Read moreWhat’s the Best Pet for a Senior Loved One with Dementia?
Family caregivers know all too well about seniors and polypharmacy. Polypharmacy refers to regularly taking five or more prescribed medications, which may lead to the use of unnecessary medications and possibly ineffective or harmful medications. Two-thirds of older adults take medications regularly. 36% of older adults take 5 or more prescription medications and 67% of … Read moreDeprescribing Unneeded or Potentially Harmful Medications – Family Caregiver Quick Tip
Mother’s Day is a special day of celebration, recognition, and remembrance for the women who shaped our generations and us as individuals. Family caregivers show Mom how important she is to them every day, with Mother’s Day still being a special time to thank her for all she has done. We celebrate the women who … Read moreCelebrating Mothers With Gratitude and Love
We have all walked up to someone familiar and been unable to remember their name. We have walked into the other room for something and could not recall what it was we wanted once we got there. Who hasn’t misplaced their car keys and taken so long to find them, we were late for an … Read moreBoosting Memory for Seniors & Caregivers – Family Caregiver Quick Tip
How many family caregivers have visited an emergency room (ER) or emergency department (ED) in the past year with our senior loved ones? No matter how many of you raised your hands it’s too many — and, worse, too much pain for too many older loved ones. We dread it and what it means, but there are … Read moreHospital ERs Changing to Provide More Senior-Friendly Care
May is the month that we celebrate aging! Well, Senior Care Corner® celebrates aging year-round, but May is when the Administration on Aging leads a formal celebration each year. The theme for this year’s celebration, the 55th annual celebration, is Engage at Every Age! This year’s theme emphasizes that you are never too old (or … Read moreMay is Older Americans Month — Engage at Every Age!