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The Best Ways to Celebrate Senior Citizens Day

The Best Ways to Celebrate Senior Citizens Day

On August 19th, 1988 President Ronald Reagan declared August 21st National Senior Citizens Day. Here is what he had to say: “For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt...
Bathroom Safety Tips for Seniors

Bathroom Safety Tips for Seniors

Bathroom safety is a top issue for seniors Did you know that people use the toilet 7 times a day on average? That’s why bathroom safety for seniors is so important — they’re in there all the time! Balance issues, weakness, frailty, and cognitive issues like...
Doing something good for 2017

Doing something good for 2017

We invited Chris Rodgers to tell us more about their annual healthy New Year’s Resolution campaign so we could share the idea with our families and caregivers. Let’s join the British and make a healthy New Year’s resolution in jan-U-ary to do...
Solve Senior Sleep Problems: Leg Cramps

Solve Senior Sleep Problems: Leg Cramps

A common cause of senior nighttime waking Waking up because your senior needs help at night is exhausting and frustrating. We’ve discussed possible reasons for senior sleep issues before. Here, we’ll focus on one common cause of nighttime waking, leg cramps. What are...
When Should Seniors Stop Driving?

When Should Seniors Stop Driving?

Driving is a sensitive subject for seniors In a recent article, USA Today tackled the difficult subject of asking your parents to give up driving. Many caregivers say this is one of the hardest conversations to have. Why seniors won’t give up driving Many older adults...

Campaign to Combat Isolation & Loneliness

Social isolation and loneliness is a real threat to an elder’s health. We are delighted with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) annual Home for the Holidays Campaign, which seeks to combat isolation and loneliness in older Americans. Team...

Visiting Aging Parents for the Holidays

Take advantage of your holiday visit During the holidays, many of us will be visiting aging parents. It’s a perfect time to observe them in their “natural habitat” — you’ll see how they’re really doing. Plus, these tips help you focus on important details that...

Watch Out for 5 Common Diabetes Complications

Diabetes can cause health complications Diabetes in older adults is associated with increased risk of other serious medical conditions like heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and falls. Today, more than 25% of the US population aged 65 and over have diabetes. The link...

Ways to Respond to Repetitive Questions

People with Alzheimer’s may repeat things…a lot Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias cause problems with short-term memory. This can lead to repetitive behaviors, like asking the same question over and over again. Your older adult isn’t doing it on purpose to...

How Family Caregivers Can Take Care of Themselves

Our friends at CaregiverMonday are celebrating National Family Caregivers Month by publishing a news release on How Family Caregivers Can Take Care of Themselves. We agree whole-heartedly that the key to staying healthy is setting aside weekly “me time.”  NEW YORK –...

Laughs to Remember with Tammy Scanio Smith

Tammy Smith, a founder of Laughs to Remember, describes the annual comedy fun/fundraiser in support of the Alzheimer’s Association. Here is Tammy’s story on how and why she started the fun/fundraiser. “Having worked with families in the senior space...