Companionship in the form of a four-legged friend can be a real lifeline for people who are aging, especially when dementia is present. Throughout history, animals’ primary function has been utilitarian. They helped plow fields or transport passengers. Today domesticated animals have a strong connection for humans. Pets bring friendship to seniors and their family … Read moreWhat’s the Best Pet for a Senior Loved One with Dementia?
Many baby boomers will recall the classic “Teach Your Children” as recorded by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young in 1970 (ouch, was it THAT long ago?). Those who are younger may have been introduced to the song in the Glee finale, where it was sung by THE teacher, Will Schuester. The time will come — if … Read moreTeach Your Parents Well on Technology
Summer sun is beginning the annual process of yielding to winter cold and wind. As fast as the cold winds blow, we often find our senior’s aging skin drying out if action isn’t taken to protect it. It isn’t just the cold outside air that can cause problems for our seniors’ skin, but the air … Read moreProtecting Fragile Senior Skin — Family Caregiver Quick Tip
Telemedicine is here and being used by many seniors to improve their health. With it, seniors visit remotely with healthcare professionals, avoid hospitalization and even track their own health and wellness. It has the potential to fundamentally change our healthcare system. But what is telemedicine? According to the American Telemedicine Association, telemedicine is: The remote delivery … Read moreMedical Grade vs Consumer Grade – Does it Matter to Seniors’ Health?