Online Dating 101 for Seniors

If you are over 50 and think online dating is a young person’s game, think again! According to researchers Dr. Wendy K. Watson and Dr. Charlie Stelle, people over 60 represent the most rapidly growing demographic in online dating. There … Read More

What is Respite Care?

If you are a caregiver, then you know that caregiving can be both rewarding and challenging. One of the biggest challenges is the time and energy it takes to provide care for an elderly loved one. Sometimes a break is … Read More

Visual Impairment: How Books on Tape Helped my Grandmother

For senior citizens, becoming visually impaired does not mean they have to give up books for good. Books on tape are a fantastic way of continuing to enjoy their favorite pastime without the struggle of holding up the book or … Read More

What is a Power of Attorney (POA)?

Answer: A power of attorney (POA) is a document that allows a competent adult to appoint a person(s) or organization to manage their affairs should they become unable to do so. The “principle” designates a trusted individual to make financial and or … Read More

Mom Keeps Repeating Herself, Could she Have Dementia?

It’s a question that is all too common, “Mom is repeating herself, could she have dementia?” Even those who know very little about dementia typically link verbal repetition and “forgetfulness” to warning signs. With the high number of Alzheimer’s and … Read More

Involuntary Weight Loss-What Caregivers Need to Know

 Many elderly loose weight as they age, however, sudden and unintentional drops in weight may be a cause for concern. This type of change may be signaling bad health or other issues that need to be addressed. Noticing a difference … Read More

Can Nursing Homes Break Away from Unwanted Stigmas?

Just the name nursing home can send chills down the spine of an older adult. Despite massive advancements, many nursing homes continue to struggle with breaking away from unwanted stigmas stemming from the past. How nursing home stigmas began. Nursing homes have … Read More

What are ADLs and IADLs?

Have you heard the term ADLs or IADLs and wonder what it means? If so, you are not alone, becoming familiar with senior care related acronyms can take some getting used to! ADL stands for activities of daily living and … Read More

How to Tell the Difference Between Delirium and Dementia

Delirium and dementia can often be confused because both conditions can cause a person to become cognitively confused and emotionally distressed. Each typically occur when some sort of trauma has taken place within the brain. Delirium is more prevalent in … Read More

Safety Checklist for Seniors Living at Home

These days, more seniors are able to remain in the comfort of their own home as they age. This is partly due to the increasing amount of available resources for the elderly. Utilizing these resources is an important step in reducing … Read More