activities

Activities are the “things that we do,” like getting dressed, doing chores, playing cards – even paying bills. They can be active or passive, done alone or with others. Activities represent who we are and what we’re about. A person with dementia needs assistance from a caregiver to organize the day. These planned activities can…

helping a family cope

  The following are tips and things one can do to in helping a family cop with an aging crisis.  In particular, helping a family cope with a recent diagnosis and dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia support. 1 Stay in touch – show you care a card, a call or a visit all mean a…

powerchair

If you watch TV, you are constantly bombarded by advertisers eager to sell you a scooter or powerchair. Many of these late night TV commercials are keen to point how you can get one at no cost but never discuss what the differences are between a scooter and powerchair. Both can be partially paid by…

stop driving

Driver safety is an important issue for seniors. Older drivers are more likely to get in multiple-vehicle accidents than younger drivers and car accidents are more dangerous for seniors than for younger people. Everyone ages differently, so some people are perfectly capable of continuing to drive in their seventies, eighties, and even beyond. Many elders,…

winter safety

HOME HEATING SAFETY More home fires happen during the winter months than any other time of the year mainly due to home heating devices and people age 65 and older are three times more likely to die or be injured in a home fire as those younger. In addition, heating devices and household appliances that…

senior living

Where will you spend your senior years? The decision is incredibly important, with a host of considerations. Tina McLeod, Director of Marketing at The Cedars of Chapel Hill, says you should factor in your health as well as a community’s financial model, its sponsor’s reputation, medical facilities, wellness programs, staff-to-resident ratio, activities and environment. One…

Home Modifications Nearly every day, stories of home foreclosures and a declining real estate market are on the news and in local papers. And for many seniors, stories like these add to tensions they already may be feeling about selling their homes out of necessity due to safety concerns and daily quality of life issues.…

retirement community

First, you have to ask yourself, “What do I want from a retirement community?” There are many options from which to choose when looking for independent retirement living: cottage homes, condominiums and apartment living to name a few. Find a Retirement Community in your area at SeniorsGuideOnline.com Cottage homes offer space with yards, garages and…

veterans

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is reaching out to inform wartime veterans and surviving spouses of deceased wartime veterans about an under-used, special monthly pension benefit called Aid and Attendance. “Veterans have earned this benefit by their service to our nation,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson. “We want to ensure…

alzheimer's

Physical appearance contributes to a person’s sense of self-esteem. For the person with alzheimer’s or dementia, choosing and putting on clothes can be frustrating. The person may not remember how to dress or may be overwhelmed with the choices or the task itself. There are many reasons why the person with Alzheimer’s might have difficulty…