There’s nothing better than a tall, cold drink on a hot summer day; however, dysphagia in seniors can make this simple pleasure downright dangerous. Dysphagia – or trouble with swallowing – impacts millions of seniors, as a result of weakened… Read More
One of the primary questions in most people’s minds when a senior loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is precisely what to expect in the weeks, months, and years to come. We know that the unmistakable signs of dementia… Read More
We have known for a while that there are certain medications that increase the risk for senior falls. Twenty years ago, just a little more than half of seniors were impacted by that risk; however today, that number has increased… Read More
Caregiving working and eating with young boys
If there is one positive after-effect of the pandemic, it is the caregiver support and appreciation generated as more and more people begin to realize the difficulties family caregivers have long been facing. Managing work and home life is without… Read More
senior person holding hands
With the COVID-19 pandemic taking the spotlight this past year, another quietly continues brewing: the pandemic of Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, it remains the 7th leading cause of death worldwide, and is predicted to impact as many as 150 million… Read More
senior lady on computer
It’s been a little over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic started; a year of fear, loneliness, and isolation for many older adults. Physical distancing has taken away the chance to provide the warmth and comfort of an embrace and… Read More
elderly lady having tea with her daughter
It might have come altogether without warning: an unexpected fall that resulted in a fractured hip and the requirement for Mom to have support and help to remain at home. Or, it may have been building up over time, such… Read More
portrait of a sprightly looking 90 year old man
It’s very easy to get swept up in the day-to-day tasks of caregiving for a senior you love. There is so much to be done, and frequently it is just quicker and more efficient to do it all yourself, letting… Read More
Senior man on video call for Christmas
Think of the most ideal holiday season you can envision. While that image may vary a little for each of us, it could include gifts, good food, lights, and traditions handed down through the generations. Yet what most certainly holds… Read More
Senior woman holding pills and reading the information on the label
With so many older adults taking several prescriptions, and with physicians adding and changing medications and dosages to determine the ideal solutions, it’s essential to understand what to do with meds which are no longer needed or that have expired.… Read More