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

Celebrating Mothers With Gratitude and Love

Mother’s Day is a special day of celebration, recognition, and remembrance for the women who shaped our generations and us as individuals. Family caregivers show Mom how important she is to them every day, with Mother’s Day still being a special time to thank her for all she has done. We celebrate the women who … Read more

Senior Home Safety Issues — What Family Caregivers Can Do

Falls are always a concern for family caregivers of seniors, with good reason. There are 29 million falls each year and they are the leading cause of injury-related death in older adults. More than 7 million older adults require medical treatment or restricted activity following a fall. Falls are a primary cause for lack of … Read more

Telehealth – One Way (of Many) Senior Loved Ones’ Health Can Benefit from Technology

Family caregivers are quickly learning how valuable technology can be in their everyday lives as they are caring for their senior loved ones and their own families. They are asking Alexa or Google Assistant to lend them a hand by turning on soothing music, switching on the lights in a dark room, or even ordering … Read more

Healthy Aging Action Plan in the New Year for Seniors and Their Family Caregivers

No matter our age, we want to be healthy now and stay healthy in the future. As family caregivers of aging parents, grandparents, and other family members, we can help facilitate a healthy lifestyle to improve our senior loved ones’ health, especially when they are faced with chronic diseases. When they are present, high blood … Read more