Dealing with Hearing Loss

By |2018-10-14T18:03:53+00:00October 25th, 2018|Senior Care|

Imagine trying to have a conversation and constantly having to ask your companions to repeat themselves; or not being able to participate in a group discussion in the common room because the TV is on and six people are chatting around you. Sadly, this is the harsh reality of many seniors. According to the Hearing [...]

5 Ways to Improve Quality of Life for Seniors

By |2018-09-30T14:16:24+00:00September 18th, 2018|Making Life Better|

Quality of life is important for health It’s not enough to just be alive. Good quality of life is especially important for older adults. Feeling satisfied and fulfilled is just as important as getting regular check-ups from the doctor. Having a positive view of life can help seniors have more energy, less stress, better appetite, [...]

Parkinson’s Disease with Dementia – Special Challenges

By |2018-10-14T18:03:56+00:00September 7th, 2018|Senior Care|

In the U.S. today there are more than one million people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Approximately 50,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. PD is a progressive movement disorder that affects the central nervous system. Its causes are unknown, and while physicians can manage some symptoms of the disease, there is no known cure. Primarily individuals [...]

Tips for Talking about Alzheimer’s with a Family Member

By |2018-06-18T17:44:13+00:00June 18th, 2018|Senior Care, In-Home Senior Care, Caregiver|

It’s a conversation no family wants to have, but one that is vitally important – talking to a loved one about memory loss or cognitive decline. Guest article by the Alzheimer’s Association Mary Foss of Eagan, Minnesota, said she knew it was time to broach this sensitive topic with her husband, Darrell after she noticed [...]

GETTING A PET CAN IMPROVE AGING IN PLACE

By |2018-02-24T17:49:23+00:00February 24th, 2018|Senior Care, Making Life Better|

Are you wondering how you are going to care for your pet as you age in place? Are you wondering if you should adopt a pet as you age in place? This guide will help you decide on the best choice for you. Studies have shown that owning a pet can be physically and mentally [...]

10 Ways The Internet of Medical Things Is Revolutionizing Senior Care

By |2017-08-03T20:27:28+00:00May 31st, 2017|Senior Care, Making Life Better, Safety|

Use A Side Gig To Fund Retirement Virtual home assistants and portable diagnostic devices will help provide better elder care and in turn control medical costs. In 2000, about 10% of the world’s population were age 60 or over. By 2015 that had risen to 12%. United Nations projections indicate that will have increased to [...]

Making Ends Meet In Retirement

By |2017-06-12T18:15:06+00:00May 30th, 2017|Senior Care, Making Life Better, Safety|

Almost daily, there’s an article about how poorly prepared we Americans are for retirement. Sure, we may not be the best savers on the planet; but sometimes, our long-term plans take a detour. A loved one is stricken by illness or we’re still drowning with only a fraction of our savings after the last economic [...]

9 Strategies to Help a Parent Who Refuses Care

By |2017-06-10T18:12:13+00:00July 6th, 2016|Senior Care, Safety|

Your mother resists in-home helpers, insisting you can wait on her. Your frail father won't stop driving. Your aunt denies the need for a personal care aide, in spite of her unwashed hair and soiled clothes. Your grandmother refuses to move to an assisted living facility "because it's full of old people." Sound familiar? Nothing [...]

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