5 Great Podcasts for Seniors

  Podcasts today can be compared to what radio programming was like during the 30s-50s during the Golden Era of radio. Gripping narratives, situational comedies, wonderful story telling and so much more. While younger generations are no stranger to the … Read More

Reversible Dementia vs. Irreversible Dementia

With Alzheimer’s continuing to be on the rise, there is more talk than ever regarding dementia. With all of the media attention, it’s no wonder that so many adults worry that every lapse in memory or moment of befuddlement could … Read More

Senior Celebrity Spotlight: Susan Sarandon

Today’s senior celebrity spotlight shines on the beautiful and talented Susan Sarandon. At the age of 70, she continues to inspire others through her positive attitude, healthy lifestyle and learned wisdoms. Between acting, boxing, ping pong, humanitarian work and being a … Read More

Red Wine and Alzheimer’s Disease-What Do We Know?

There are fairly new and encouraging studies being conducted by scientists all over the world showing a positive link between a chemical found in red wine and Alzheimer’s Disease. While it may not be as simple as pouring a glass … Read More

How to Create Meaningful Activities as a Caregiver

Providing seniors with meaningful activities lifts spirits, enhances mood and provides several mental health benefits. Maintaining a sense of purpose and self-reliance is very important to seniors even when they are in need of caregiving due to dementia or major physical … Read More

Is Dementia Hereditary?

If you have a family member with dementia, you may be wondering if it is hereditary. The answer is yes…and no. The genetics of dementia are complex with many factors weighing in. If your loved one has dementia, the first … Read More

Warning Signs Your Elderly Loved One Needs Help

When an elderly loved one needs help at home, it is not always obvious. In fact, it is usually the people who are closest that are the last to notice warning signs. Why? Familiarity. When changes happen gradually over time, … Read More

The Healing Power of Pets

We’re excited to start this new series of blogs written by our Home Care Advisor team. Annie has been with CareGivers.com since early this year and lives in Austin. She enjoys taking the train downtown, hiking, live music, and going to the lake. Annie has … Read More

25 Warning Signs Your Parent Needs Help at Home

Recognizing the Warning Signs As parents age, it’s natural for children to wonder if mom and dad are in need of help. If you have concerns about your parents living on their own, ask yourself where that worry is stemming … Read More

Tips for the Emerging Sport: Pickleball!

Pickleball is an emerging racquet sport catching the attention of seniors as a fun, low impact sport. So what the heck is Pickleball and does it have anything to do with pickles? This sport is the perfect hodgepodge of  ping … Read More