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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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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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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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Why Embracing Digital Age Can Help Seniors Age in Place

Why Embracing Digital Age Can Help Seniors Age in Place

We all want our seniors to enjoy living an independent life to the absolute fullest. We’re living in a world where technology has become a huge asset in our daily lives. This remarkable revolution is otherwise known as the digital age. Seniors too, have started to become tech users, in a number that is steadily increasing. Embracing technology allows seniors to become a part of our online world, taking advantage of all that it offers. Most importantly, it helps the…

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5 ways to help your senior join an online community

5 ways to help your senior join an online community

Online communities today are flourishing. Physical distance and quick Internet access has encouraged people to make friends online. Seniors, who often live alone and have difficulty leaving the house, can find awesome opportunities at expanding their social circle… in online groups! They can chat with like-minded people. Friendships can blossom. If you have a senior in your life who is missing social contact, here are a few reasons why online communities can be an answer to finding emotional fulfillment and…

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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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