Advances in Healthcare for Older Adults – 15 Years of Progress

Health is key to our ability to achieve successful aging. Improving the health and quality of life for the world’s seniors is a pursuit of scientists across the globe. One organization has been bringing advances in medical care and research to the attention of the medical profession for many years – The American Geriatrics Society. They … Read moreAdvances in Healthcare for Older Adults – 15 Years of Progress

Aging is not a Slippery Slope But a Stage of Life to be Lived to Its Fullest

Most of us realize that we are heading down a one-way path known as aging but it need not be a slippery slope. We have watched others, including our own parents or grandparents, who have aged well and some who have not entered their golden years in very good shape. We may wonder what is typical … Read moreAging is not a Slippery Slope But a Stage of Life to be Lived to Its Fullest

Here’s the Scoop on Hepatitis C – Family Caregivers Need to Know

Hearing in the media about hepatitis C and wondering what this talk is all about? Commercials urge people of a certain age to get tested but should your senior – or you – do this now? Because hepatitis C is a lifelong illness that attacks the liver, the sooner you learn if your senior has contracted … Read moreHere’s the Scoop on Hepatitis C – Family Caregivers Need to Know

Digital Eye Strain in Our Seniors – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

We encourage seniors to use technology for communications, information, entertainment, and health. They are doing so in growing numbers and reaping real benefits. Of course, there are costs associated with those benefits beyond those related to the digital devices themselves. The more seniors use their technology devices, the more time their eyes will be exercised … Read moreDigital Eye Strain in Our Seniors – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Washing Hands to Protect Seniors’ Health — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Remember when Lucy got licked by Snoopy and yelled “ugh, dog germs!”? We all have germs, including us and our senior loved ones. The spread of these germs can make our vulnerable seniors ill to the point of needing emergency treatment. Human touch is one way we spread germs. We as family caregivers need to wash … Read moreWashing Hands to Protect Seniors’ Health — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Preventing Anemia in Senior Loved Ones – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Seniors, as they age, often have many physical complaints. Some of those are related to specific medical conditions, others seemingly come out of nowhere. Anemia can cause many common health complaints, including fatigue, loss of energy, pale skin, cold hands and feet, shortness of breath, irregular heart beat and dizziness. Our seniors are at risk from … Read morePreventing Anemia in Senior Loved Ones – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Wish List of “Rules” for Caregivers from Your Loved One with Dementia

Caregivers, both family and paid, who lovingly care for people with dementia find joy and sometimes frustration when dealing with day to day tasks. It is important that we treat the person with dementia as a human being and not just someone that needs our help. They have thoughts, feelings and emotions now, just as they … Read moreWish List of “Rules” for Caregivers from Your Loved One with Dementia

Creative Storytelling Helps Seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

As the number of baby boomers who are also seniors grows rapidly, the number diagnosed with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, also grows. It is estimated there are more than 16 million people with dementia right now. 5.3 million more each year receive a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, one new person every 67 seconds. According to the Alzheimer’s … Read moreCreative Storytelling Helps Seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Fight Dementia with a Heart & Brain Healthy Diet for Seniors & Caregivers

It is Heart Month and a great time to begin making changes to improve our heart health. As we do, it’s important to consider the link between heart health and brain health. Maintaining good blood flow to the brain has been linked with delaying the onset of — and even preventing –cognitive impairment, including dementia. Who wouldn’t want … Read moreFight Dementia with a Heart & Brain Healthy Diet for Seniors & Caregivers