Tech for Senior Independence — Conversation with MobileHelp® on Senior Care Corner® Podcast

We have been advocates for technology solutions that support the ability of seniors to successfully age in place since we started Senior Care Corner®. That includes technology that enables family caregivers to provide the level of care they want while still having time to meet their own needs. We are not advocating technology for the … Read more

Alzheimer’s Disease Update for Family Caregivers on World Alzheimer’s Day

Every September 21 for the past 7 years we have marked World Alzheimer’s Day. The campaign hopes to further raise awareness of a disease that has affected millions worldwide and impacted families who face the daily challenges it causes. Alzheimer’s is one type of dementia, but the most common. Dementia, a neurodegenerative disease, impairs cognitive … Read more

Inspiring Family Caregivers to Make a Difference, One Senior at a Time

Family caregivers often find themselves in need of inspiration when challenges of providing care seem overwhelming. On good days, the caregiving road is smoothly paved with no bumps and we can move quickly, enjoying the path that we travel. Some days this very same road is riddled with potholes that sprout up without warning, stalling … Read more

Lifestyle Medicine for Prevention and Wellness – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Lifestyle medicine — are you familiar with it? Is this something new? Is it something helpful for older adults and therefore should family caregivers encourage this intervention? According to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, “Lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating and even reversing diseases by replacing unhealthy behaviors with positive ones … Read more

Seniors and Technology — Are They Ready for Each Other?

Are seniors and technology ready for each other? Yes . . . and no. We often hear that older adults just won’t warm up to and adopt technology and that the technology companies are not developing products and solutions to meet the needs of seniors. Both statements are overly broad generalizations that ignore reality, like … Read more

Don’t Let Poor Vision Impact Seniors’ Quality of Life

Is your senior loved one pulling away from tasks and events because of loss of vision? Are they telling you that their eyesight has become so impaired that they are finding things that used to come easily almost impossible now? Are you becoming worried that they won’t be able to remain living independently? What was … Read more

Convenient Exercise for Family Caregivers While Multitasking in the Living Room

Exercise, get active, and keep moving! That is what we all hear constantly, especially family caregivers who need to care for themselves. Most will answer “who has time to ‘get physical’ during the hectic day of caring for a senior loved one, other family members, and a job?” We all know that experts recommend 150 … Read more