5 Activities for Alzheimer’s Patients at Home to Spark Memories

Alzheimer's activities at home

For those living with dementia there may be times when it becomes increasingly more difficult to recall memories, especially as the dementia journey progresses. There are, however, many different activities which can help to spark memories, which in turn can help to boost mood and improve well-being. Here we will cover just five fantastic activities … Read more

How to Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability Benefits

Social Security isn’t just for people over 65. If you have a serious medical condition that keeps you from working, you might be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees two different disability programs that provides monthly benefits to claimants who are approved. These two programs use the same … Read more

Designing A Senior Accessible Bedroom

Senior Accessible Bedroom

Everyone deserves to have a peaceful night in a clean and safe bedroom. Unfortunately, many bedrooms may not be safe for seniors and especially those with disabilities. Because we start and end our days there, the bedroom should be one of the first areas to start when improving homes. Bedrooms are commonly placed upstairs in … Read more

Keep Your Senior Loved One Feeling Independent

Senior Independence

Imagine what it would be like if you didn’t have control over basic decisions in your life. Unfortunately, this is something many seniors struggle with as they get older. My grandmother was one of these individuals and it was hard for her to accept any dependency. When we first made the arrangement of me being … Read more

7 Senior Foot Care Tips for the Summer

Summer Senior Foot Care

Summer is right around the corner and you know what that means? More outside time, swimming, vacations, you name it! If you are planning on breaking your little piggies out of their cold weather shoe bunker this summer, don’t miss these 7 essential foot care tips: Remember the Sunblock Shoulders? Check. Face? Check. Legs and … Read more

Product Reviews: 5 Orthotic Inserts for Heel Pain

Orthotic Inserts for Heel Pain

Do you suffer from chronic foot pain? You’re not alone. In fact, an estimated 24 percent of older adults experience foot pain that negatively impacts their life, contributing to disability and increasing the risk of falling. Common foot ailments that can contribute to pain and discomfort in the feet include corns, calluses, bunions, hammertoes, and … Read more

6 Fun Ways to Brighten Your Loved One’s Day

How to Brighten Seniors Day

Is your aging parent struggling with settling in at their new assisted living center? Major transitions like this can bring about feelings of stress, anxiety, sadness, and depression, especially if a chronic illness or acute injury has contributed to the move. If you’re looking for fun, easy ways to bring a smile to their face, … Read more

5 Best Balance Training Equipment for Seniors

Senior Balance Exercise

Looking to improve your balance and coordination? Experts agree a strong balance can play an important role in preventing life-threatening falls in older adults. While balance exercises like standing on one foot, lunges, and squats can all help strengthen your balance, so can specialty training tools made just for balance practice. Don’t miss this quick … Read more

Caregiver’s Checklist for Diabetes Management

Managing Seniors Diabetes

Are you helping an aging parent manage their Type II diabetes? You’re not alone. In fact, upwards of 1 in 4 seniors has diagnosed diabetes making it one of the most prevalent chronic conditions. Left unmanaged, diabetes can result in dangerous blood sugar spikes that can contribute to kidney failure, vision loss, stroke, dental disease, … Read more

How To Choose An Elder Law Attorney

Choosing Elder Law Attorney

Elder attorneys focus on areas like estate planning, power of attorney, and long-term care for seniors. They help with wills, trusts, guardianship, legal incapacity, living wills, public benefits planning (Medicare, Medicaid, SSI and SSDI), and insurance. Knowing how these matters impact taxes is also critical to their services. It can be difficult to find an elder … Read more

Exercises That Help Seniors Stay Active

Exercises for Seniors to Stay Active

Exercise and physical activity is good for pretty much everyone, including older adults. Exercise can help you live a long and happy lifestyle, allowing you to be there for your family and loved ones. Staying active is important later in life, not only will it help you stay healthy and live longer, it will make … Read more

Tips for Senior People to Meet & Date

Tips for Senior Dating

“Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.” — Ausonius Ausonius was a Roman poet and teacher, and in this quote, he reveals a truth that many of us often forget: You’re never too old for joy, happiness … and love. If it has come … Read more

8 Amazing Tech Solutions for Seniors & Caregivers

Technology for Seniors Caregivers

When parents and grandparents age, little things can become more of a challenge. Difficulties walking, seeing, and hearing can cause trouble on their own, but they can also create indirect issues. Personal care and cleanliness in the home can suffer, and this can in turn cause seniors to stay in more, socialize less, and possibly … Read more

Chair Yoga for Seniors

Senior Chair Yoga

Chair yoga for seniors is a variation of traditional yoga. It is meant to be performed from a chair and is intended for seniors and other individuals who may be unable to sit on a floor mat or twist and bend in the way traditional yoga poses demand. Like traditional yoga, however, chair yoga provides … Read more

Does Marijuana Stop Alzheimer’s?

Marijuana Prevent Alzheimer's

The topic of marijuana is controversial in the medical community, law enforcement, and the general public. Many well-respected doctors are pushing for its use to ease symptoms of several diseases, not just Alzheimer’s. Just as many doctors are concerned with long-term effects and potentially addictive nature. This article is neither promoting nor protesting the use … Read more

Documents Needed For Estate Planning

Estate Planning Documents

Having a Last Will and Testament, Healthcare Directive and Power of Attorney in order is very important and without them a family can be placed in situations that require hard decisions to be made on behalf of their loved one. There are many ways to getting your parents estate planning documents in order such as … Read more

Moving To Assisted Living

Moving Assisted Living

Change can be difficult and stressful and everyone handles it differently. Like with any change, making the transition to senior living can be made easier on everyone by keeping a positive outlook, patience and understanding, and if possible, as many family and friends involved as possible. What Your Loved One Should Bring With Them When … Read more

8 Signs Your Parent Needs Assisted Living

Signs Parents Need Assisted Living

Does My Parent Need Assisted Living? The decision to move a parent or loved one into an assisted living facility is never an easy one, especially if they are independent and like doing things on their own. They’ve probably lived in the same house for the last several years, even decades and have many fond … Read more

Assisted Living Activities For Senior Residents

Assisted Living Activities

At many assisted living facilities residents enjoy of a full schedule of social, educational and entertaining activities. These structured programs help all residents maintain a high quality of life. Many activities encourage members to socialize and develop friendships with other residents. Assisted living staff members make sure the activities are fun and entertaining. Art ClassesArt … Read more