Recognizing the Important Role of Caregivers this November

Recognizing the Important Role of Caregivers this November

November is a month dedicated to caregivers. We all know someone who dedicates time and energy to taking care of a loved one, whether they are a friend caring for our grandparent, or even us. Caring for someone is a very special duty that requires patience, love and responsibility. A caregiver is usually very hard to replace because there is a special bond that grows between a senior and their companion. More than 65 million people in the United States…

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Technology: the Caregivers‘ Sanity Saver

Technology: the Caregivers‘ Sanity Saver

I’m Lucy. Recently, I have officially become a caregiver. My mom is 72 years old and she lives alone. She does not have as much energy as she used to, so she welcomes any help she can get. She took care of the family her entire life. Now, my sisters and I are the ones to take care of her. Although we would like to be there for my mom at all times, it is just not possible. So how…

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Why Playing Games Benefits Seniors

Why Playing Games Benefits Seniors

Playing games is not just for children. It’s a fun, engaging, and stress relieving activity that should be practiced by all of us, even in old age. We should encourage our seniors to start playing games if they don’t do already. They can experience a number of benefits depending on the type of game being played. The advantages can range anywhere from a sharper memory to better fine motor skills. Read more to find out what and why your senior…

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5 Ways Technology is Helping Seniors Stay on the Road Longer

5 Ways Technology is Helping Seniors Stay on the Road Longer

Cars are heavily ingrained in American culture, symbolizing mobility and independence for many of us. Even those above the age of 65 account for some 40 million licensed drivers in the country. However, there are very real risks involved when it comes to seniors getting behind the wheel, and too many retire from driving due to fear of getting into accidents. Fortunately, the future of automated driving is here. We haven’t quite reached the peak of flying cars and ultra-fast…

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How technology can improve assisted living

How technology can improve assisted living

Families today are opting for assisted living facilities to help their family members in old age. For the elderly who live alone and far away from children and grandchildren, taking this step can be the best decision for health and safety reasons. Nevertheless, seniors may still face certain challenges when it comes to maintaining independence and social connections. Technology can step in to become a massive store of possibilities to help seniors overcome these challenges. Assisted living is a senior…

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5 ways to help your senior remember to take medication

5 ways to help your senior remember to take medication

Taking medicine can be a task on its own. We have all forgotten to take our medicine at some point in our lives. Unfortunately for seniors, forgetting to take their medicine regularly at a prescribed time can be dangerous. Our seniors may need the help and guidance of caregivers for taking their daily pills. Thankfully, there are many ways to how we can help our seniors establish their medicine routine. We can help them avoid skipped or double doses. Check…

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Why We Celebrate the International Day of Older Persons

Why We Celebrate the International Day of Older Persons

The International Day of Older Persons is a special day dedicated to remembering our seniors and all they have done and still do for us. People around the world celebrate it every year on October 1st to raise awareness about all issues that affect the elderly population with regards to anything from aging-associated diseases to ageism and elder abuse. The day has been established by the United Nations General Assembly. According to their website, there are currently 700 million people…

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How to Promote Senior Independence through Technology

How to Promote Senior Independence through Technology

Although seniors today are more active online than ever, the majority of the elderly population still has difficulties in learning and adapting to new technologies. And the number of elderly we need to reach out to is growing considerably. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people 65 and older in the United States is expected to increase to 55 million in 2020, and to 88.5 million — or 20 percent of the population — in 2050. With…

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New Age, New Ways to Stay Healthy

New Age, New Ways to Stay Healthy

There are more ways than ever for seniors to keep track of their health, exercise and enjoy social time with friends and family. Read on for exciting ways to boost your well-being and more no matter your age. Stay in tune with your health Your first order of business is to make sure that you are properly covered. Unless you have plenty of money in the bank, it may be wise to invest in a Medicare Advantage Plan (also known…

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How to Keep Grandparents and Grandchildren Close Despite the Distance

How to Keep Grandparents and Grandchildren Close Despite the Distance

Grandparents have a fundamental role in the lives of their grandchildren. Many of us have grown up with grandma down the street eagerly waiting for us after school with milk and cookies. But today, our lives are different. We move far from family. Our lives are constantly changing and evolving. So we must keep in mind that our parents, but also our children, eventually feel the consequences. Finding a solution to maintaining the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is necessary…

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