Best Fidget Blankets for Seniors with Dementia & Alzheimer’s

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 more

Family Caregiver Food Safety Tips from Detective Foodsafe™

September is National Food Safety Education Month. We have an expert who will share how to keep family caregivers and your loved ones safe from food poisoning (and everyone who wants to avoid becoming the victim of food borne illness). Detective Foodsafe™ explores the mysteries of food contamination and food handling mishaps that can happen … Read more

Seniorization of Your Home – Caregivers Make Home Safe for Aging

Our population is aging quickly! According to The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, the older population in 2030 is projected to grow from 35 million to 74 million and represent 21% of the total U.S. population. Today’s seniors are healthier than ever in our history. Aging, however, presents our robust seniors with challenges to … Read more

Celebrating Older Americans Month 2019: Connect, Create, Contribute

Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around their community. Usually this contribution involves the encouragement and even logistics of a family caregiver. Many older Americans who are family caregivers are themselves contributing to their community simply by caring for their own senior loved ones. In addition, they … Read more

Tech Talk for Seniors, Family Caregivers & Others Not “Born Digital”

Sometimes even the English language can seem like someone is speaking in a foreign tongue. Older adults, who lived much of their lives without today’s technology, can feel that tech speak is unintelligible and the whole world is trying to tell them something they don’t understand. It can be like talking about a new medical … Read more

Gardening That’s Accessible, Convenient and Fun for Seniors (and Everyone)

The arrival of Spring means we get to see daffodils popping to meet the sunshine and crocuses sticking their little heads up to say hello! Many seniors have shared their joy of gardening with their children and grandchildren over the years. Having learned from our elders the joy of gardening and nurturing the earth, we … Read more

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 more

Easter Baskets for Seniors Full of Special Treats & Memories

Springtime again! Many trees are sporting flowers and others have leaves busting out. It’s time to gather together our woven baskets and multi-colored plastic straw hay! For many seniors it means the grandkids are coming to search for goodies to celebrate spring on Easter Sunday, whether it’s celebrated as a religious holiday or simply happiness … Read more