Finding meaningful dementia activities can be a challenge.Especially if it is a new venture for you when caring for family or residents. We have a family member with Lewy Body Dementia and have found it can be an ongoing challenge. So look over this page and see what is a fit for you. The ideas…Continue reading

A myriad of specific elderly nutrition problems tend to increase as we age — and proper nutrition is often more difficult to get. Nutrition (or lack of it) in our older loved ones is often hidden…And it may be difficult to discover exactly what it going on. When Dad first moved from Arizona into his…Continue reading

Elderly health care issues may be sudden & swift. …To both senior citizens and their caregivers. This is what happened with our Dad when he suddenly called us from Arizona, his voice trembling on the phone. He said he could no longer live alone. Dad had woken up that morning and what little vision he…Continue reading

I recently was stunned about a lack of perception regarding elderly stress issues. (Not by everyone, of course). But I was really surprised to learn in an online Q&A forum about seniors, of the many misconceptions on just what our elderly may be going through, and how it affects them. The lead question in this…Continue reading

Tai Chi for seniors, I believe, is one of the best modes of exercise around. I have practiced Tai Chi (the full name is Tai Chi Chuan) or yoga off and on over the years. As you may know, it comes from ancient China as a martial art at first, later developing into an effective…Continue reading

We have had several comments and requests for elderly music activities in recent months. Many of our readers are familiar with the benefits (including for health) of using music with seniors and the more elderly. (Great for kids too). And they’ve also read our page on Health, Music and Mood. One of the most easy…Continue reading

There are solutions and macular degeneration help available for those who suffer from this eye disease. I am personally familiar with this concerning issue, since I am the caregiver of my aging father, who has had it for well over a decade. We don’t know how long for sure. Dad was formally diagnosed in his…Continue reading

Exercise for seniors and baby boomers has been hammered into us.  And there are equipment and gadgets galore. So why not make it easy, fun… and even a game. We’ve been told exercise is one of the most important measures we can take to improve our independence and health as we age. Both for ourselves…Continue reading

If you are a caregiver,do you have an elderly help Plan? Do you need a Plan? If you’re giving or needing elderly help for a loved one, you may surprised at what you’ll need to know about. I sure was. And, I learned, success is in the details. Caregiving can come upon us suddenly like…Continue reading

Fun and effective elderly stress activities are an important part of overall senior care. And can help give relief and distraction from burdens that befall the aging. As caregiver, I did several of these with my own father, in his late 90s, and they certainly did help take his mind off his worries. Dad was…Continue reading