We invited Denise M. Brown to author an article for Senior Care Corner® because we believe her conference is a valuable opportunity and resource for family caregivers. In addition, in the article she offers a number of resources family caregivers will find valuable sources of support now and in the future. Denise began working with … Read moreShare, Learn, and Connect at National Caregiving Conference
Many of our seniors didn’t have a lot of experience playing games — at least not the games our kids play today. Kids can play games anywhere and anytime (sometimes it seems like all the time) using a variety of consoles, computers and mobile devices. Guess what – so can our senior loved ones! There … Read moreAre Your Seniors Gamers? If Not, They’re Missing Out on Benefits
Has the way your senior spends his or her day changed over the years? Do they sleep more or less than they did in their younger years? Do they socialize more or less? Has their enjoyment of time spent on activities improved or declined? Do they feel content with their life or do they hope … Read moreHow Does Your Senior Spend the Day? Do They Enjoy What They Do?
Driving to the doctor, the supermarket, to visit friends or just to see the change in seasons through Mother Nature’s eyes is something many of us take for granted. When our senior loved ones no longer drive, whether they are no longer safe behind the wheel, choose to give up their keys, or can’t afford to … Read moreUber Can Give Seniors Their Wheels, Flexibility and Independence Back
Most falls are preventable – plain and simple. They are not a part of healthy aging and we shouldn’t anticipate that they are inevitable. Despite the fact that there are many strategies that senior adults can employ to prevent falls, older adults visit their local emergency rooms for treatment of a fall related injury every … Read moreFirst Day of Fall Reminds Us to Practice Fall Prevention for Seniors!
We often discuss how vital it is to be (or become) physically active, no matter one’s age, to achieve healthy aging. Our senior loved ones can improve functional status, reduce the risk of falls with injury, and increase the level of their socialization when they participate in physical activity with others, whether it’s done with a friend or as part of a … Read moreFitness Activities to Help Seniors Achieve Successful Aging in Place
Those who’ve done housework know it can be strenuous and feel like a real workout. Now experts are saying it really is good exercise for our senior loved ones. We always hear we have to get moving, we need to keep active and physical fitness is good for the body and the mind. It really … Read moreHouse Cleaning: Exercise Benefiting Seniors’ Physical and Mental Health
We have been advocates for some time about the need to stay physically active as we age. We feel strongly that it will benefit both family caregivers and seniors to be active each day in activities that you enjoy. Therefore, we are happy to support the International Council on Active Aging’s (ICAA) celebration of Active … Read moreActive Aging Week – Promote Senior Health & Let the Adventure Begin!
Grandparents, whether seniors or future seniors, rank being with their grandchildren among their greatest pleasures. I have the honor of being a grandparent and know how much I love the kisses and hugs I get when I visit my granddaughter, not to mention the joy in her eyes when she sees me approaching or even … Read moreGrandma Benefits When She Babysits – Till There’s Too Much of a Good Thing