Best Fidget Blankets for Seniors with Dementia

Sensory stimulation for those who are struggling with dementia can provide soothing for those who are agitated. It can calm them. Engaging in an activity throughout the day has also been shown to help your senior sleep better. If you care for a senior with dementia it might be hard to believe, especially after a … Read moreBest Fidget Blankets for Seniors with Dementia

Healthy Hearing Can Help Keep Your Brain Fit

It is Better Hearing and Speech month, so we invited Annette Mazevski, Au.D., Ph.D., to author an article for Senior Care Corner®.  Annette is the Manager of Technology Assessment at Oticon, a hearing aid manufacturer. She has more than 15 years of experience as an audiologist and researcher, during which she has guided hearing aid wearers … Read moreHealthy Hearing Can Help Keep Your Brain Fit

Choosing Snacks Seniors Will Eat and That Meet Their Nutrition Needs

Family caregivers visiting their senior loved ones enjoy bringing them something to eat, not only to show their love but also to encourage them to eat. Many seniors begin to have diminished appetites — whether from boredom, lack of activity, or changes in their sensation of taste — making all foods taste unfamiliar. When they … Read moreChoosing Snacks Seniors Will Eat and That Meet Their Nutrition Needs

Eating Well While Growing Older – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

As we age, many older adults tend to change the way they eat. This change may be intentional for many and while for others it is done unknowingly. Many will eat less thinking their bodies don’t need as much food because they aren’t as physically active as they once were. This way of thinking may … Read moreEating Well While Growing Older – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Robotic Assistants for Dementia Family Caregivers — Here Now!

There have been many technological innovations that help family caregivers as they care for older adults. Do we always love — or even use — them when we get them? Nope! When it comes to older adults, the population is quickly becoming larger than the number of those available to care for them. Many family … Read moreRobotic Assistants for Dementia Family Caregivers — Here Now!

Improving Health Through Participation in Clinical Trials

How many people do you know who have participated in a clinical trial? A clinical trial or research study involves human volunteers (also called participants) and is intended to add to medical knowledge. There are two main types of clinical studies: clinical trials and observational studies. Family caregivers may not realize that clinical trials/studies not … Read moreImproving Health Through Participation in Clinical Trials

Insights on Service Dogs for Seniors on The Senior Care Corner® Podcast

Dogs are beloved pets to millions of families throughout the US, each day earning their “best friend” title. Growing numbers of those dogs are being given “jobs” in addition to their traditional role. In many seniors’ homes, specially-trained dogs are being asked to perform a variety of tasks including such things as fetching needed items … Read moreInsights on Service Dogs for Seniors on The Senior Care Corner® Podcast

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

Playing Games Together for Fun and Mental Exercise

Who doesn’t love to play a game? It has been shown that people who experience memory loss can stimulate and engage their brain by playing games. The games can be many, varied, and either high tech or low tech. As long as the senior enjoys playing them and is fully engaged, game playing will stimulate … Read morePlaying Games Together for Fun and Mental Exercise