Why Music is a Senior’s Best Friend

Why Music is a Senior’s Best Friend

Music is universal. It has a strong cultural significance around the world. From work chants to opera, we have embraced music and used it for a variety of ways to reflect the human condition. A support in difficult moments, a representation of cultural values, or just a happy birthday wish. Music is everywhere. It makes all our daily activities more enjoyable. So we must remember, music is beneficial to seniors too. Studies show that it has a positive impact on…

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Why We Need To Encourage Our Seniors To Use Technology

Why We Need To Encourage Our Seniors To Use Technology

Technology in the last decades has sped up. From apps to Internet devices, it is easy to get confused in this widespread market. Our seniors may be afraid of trying to learn about a new device. However, there are a multitude of options in the senior-friendly tech world. Let’s take a look at why we should encourage our seniors to use technology and examine some useful examples. Easier to use Technology for seniors is simply easier to use. Tech companies…

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How to Share Holiday Photos with Grandparents Online

How to Share Holiday Photos with Grandparents Online

It’s summertime and we’re heading to the beach or the mountains for vacation. Most of us will be taking photos either with our smartphones or cameras. We collect them and keep them safe in digital format on our hard drives and photo albums, ready to take out later when we want to reminisce on the past. We also want to share them with our friends and family. Digital format is probalby not a problem for our friends. But how do we…

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4 Reasons why Video Chat is Popular among Seniors

4 Reasons why Video Chat is Popular among Seniors

Video chat is not only something youngsters do. Many seniors have discovered the amazing benefits to being able to connect to others online from their own living room. Reaching family, friends, and finding new social connections are what combat loneliness and increase vitality in the elderly. Video chatting is especially helpful for those who have a hard time leaving their homes or who have family living far away. Many technologies offer a video connection to communicate with others. Video calling…

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Establish telecare for your senior while you are away

Establish telecare for your senior while you are away

My grandma Jo has been living alone for several years now, ever since my grandpa passed away. She has remained very strong, while battling a variety of health issues, but lately, her health has been slowly declining. As her only grandchild, I have always tried try to contact her weekly, and go visit her on a regular basis. Yet lately, I have been feeling concerned about her and have been searching for ways I could do more. Every summer, I…

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How to cope with being a part of Sandwich Generation

How to cope with being a part of Sandwich Generation

For over 20 years now, we’ve been getting together regularly with my best friends from high school. We talk about our lives over a glass of wine. In our 20s, our main topics were school, relationships, latest fashion trends, first jobs, and marriage. In our 30s, we became more focused on our family, raising kids, and healthy food trends. We are in our 40s now, and I noticed that our conversations always stir in one direction – caring for our…

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How to age in place comfortably with Oscar Senior

How to age in place comfortably with Oscar Senior

As our parents get older, we might want to check on them more often. We would like to make sure that they are healthy, safe and secure. Since many families today are spread out across the country or even continents, staying in touch and taking care of the elderly family members has become a challenge. As a founder of Oscar Senior, a tablet application for seniors, I discovered the need to provide an easy and secure way for the elderly…

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Close ties to family help seniors live longer

Close ties to family help seniors live longer

I have a small, but close-knit family. I grew up in the outskirts of Boston in a cosy house with my parents and younger brother. We were lucky that my grandparents lived close by. They were still young and active, so they took a significant role in helping my parents raise us. Every day after school my brother and I would run straight to their house for some home-baked cookies and milk. I still have fond memories of those times….

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5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas that Will Help Him Age Better

5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas that Will Help Him Age Better

Father’s Day is coming up this weekend! You are probably thinking about getting a truly original present for your father this year. Something unique that you put some thought into. There are many practical and fun gift ideas for dad that show you really care. Here we’re sharing 5 original Father’s Day gift ideas with you that will help your elderly father age better. 1. Wii Games – Help your dad find the motivation to get up from the sofa…

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How to help our seniors with age-related memory loss

How to help our seniors with age-related memory loss

As our senior loved ones age, they face a host of new experiences. Forgetfulness is one of the most common issues among the elderly, one which can significantly influence their everyday life. Let’s find out how we can help our seniors with age-related memory loss. The onset of forgetfulness may be slow. We may be the first to notice a difference in their behavior. Nevertheless, it’s crucial to be on the lookout for signs. The issue may quickly turn into…

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