Maintaining an Active Social Life for Seniors

How Seniors Can Maintain an Active Social Life Senior citizens can benefit from social interaction as much or more than any other age group. Not only does it help improve the quality of life by helping seniors avoid loneliness, creating excitement by looking forward to upcoming social events, and building a sense of community among […]

Is the Internet Isolating the Elderly?

Online Business is Convenient but not Senior-Friendly In the United Kingdom, e-commerce, online bill pay, and social networking are something of a revolution. In fact, some government officials predict that nearly all business will be conducted online in a little over a decade. This is good news for lots of people and companies, which will […]

Companion Care Makes Difficult Decisions Easier

No one wants to see an elderly relative lose his or her independence. But unfortunately, there comes a time when everyone has to face reality. Failing eyesight, slower reflexes, and the effects of some medications can mean it’s no longer safe for your loved one to be on the road. Initiating the discussion, though, can […]

How to Gauge a Senior’s Driving Ability

How Can You Tell Whether Your Elderly Parent Should Stop Driving? The danger of putting off the dreaded “car keys” conversation with an elderly parent is clear. However, it is also harmful to deprive a senior of a big part of his freedom before it is necessary. Just because a senior has reached a certain […]

Hallucinations in Hospital Pose Risk to Elderly

As we have written about before here, it is wise to make sure that when anyone is admitted to the hospital, they have someone else stay with them to be their advocate and witness.  See our article “Should My Parent Have a Caregiver Stay With Them At The Hospital?” A recent New York Times article […]