Welcome to the Senior Helpers Blog!

Here you will find helpful tips, loving advice, and useful information to make caring for an aging loved one a bit easier.


When It’s Time To Hand Over The Car Keys: To Seniors, It Means More Than Driving

From the minute we pass our driver’s test and get our license, we can’t wait until our parents hand over the keys to the family car.

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Worldwide, it is estimated that 44 million people worldwide are currently living with dementia. That number is expected to rise to over 135 million by 2050.

An Outsider’s Guide To The “Ologies” What They Are And What They Do

As we age, visiting the doctor’s office gets to be more commonplace. And in many cases, that means going to a specialist for a more complete diagnosis or treatment.

Unlocking The Door To A Closed Mind – The Power of Music Therapy

Music is the soundtrack of our lives. It marks each and every special event in our lives, from our first dance…to our first date…to our wedding day…to our bucket-list concerts. It reminds us of a loved one or a special person in our lives. It has the power to transform our mood, evoking emotions that range from extreme joy to extreme sadness. In short, music plays an important role in our daily lives, no matter what genre you prefer.

Are You “Sandwiched” Between Family Care And Senior Care? Striking A Balance Between Care And Burnout

Are you a member of “The Sandwich Generation”? You could be if you’re over 40 and you’re caring for both your children and your parents, grandparents or other senior loved ones.

Is It Normal Aging – Or Is It Something More? Understanding Older Adult Behavior

Have you heard? 60 is the new 40. For many adults over 60, that’s definitely true. They’re still working, are active in their communities and maintain totally engaged family and social lives. With access to better healthcare and active lifestyle philosophies, many seniors are working or volunteering well past retirement age and enjoying every minute of it. For them, that’s today’s new normal.

Alphabet Soup: Common Medical Acronyms And What They Mean

COPD…ARDS…IBD…RA…RLS. These are common medical acronyms that we encounter every day – in TV commercials, in healthcare articles, or perhaps on the medical paperwork that you or your loved one receive from the doctor. You may be familiar with the acronyms shown above, but how many of the ones listed below do you know?

You Are What You Eat: The Importance Of Eating Well As You Age

Good nutrition is important at every stage of life, but especially as we age. For seniors, the benefits of good nutrition are many: reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, bone loss and some forms of cancer, plus better control over conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol levels. And when they eat better, they feel better, have sharper mental faculties, recover from injury or illness a bit faster, and in general, have a better outlook on life.

Memorial Day And Beyond – Honoring Senior Veterans For Their Service

On Monday, May 25, Americans across the country will celebrate Memorial Day. For many, it’s a day filled with picnics and baseball games – the official kick-off to summer. For others, it’s a much more somber occasion – a day to honor and remember those in all branches of the armed forces who have been killed in action. Since 1775, more than 1.8 million Americans have given their lives in service to their country. Countless others have returned from war with serious physical and mental disabilities, ones that often require extensive therapy and care. Most of us are aware that the Veteran’s Administration offers a range of support programs to aid and assist veterans: health care, insurance and education benefits, vocational rehabilitation, affordable home loans, burials and memorials, and more.

Are You Burning The Caregiver Candle At Both Ends? How To Provide Great Care Without Burning Out

Taking care of our aging loved ones is something that, as adult children, we believe is the compassionate thing to do. After all, they provided the love and care that we needed as children. They made sure we were fed, clothed and educated. They nursed us back to health when we were sick, and made sure we had the guidance and support we needed to become responsible, independent adults. And now that they are aging and need our help, assuming responsibility for their care is something we take on without questioning it.

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