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.


Incorporating Technology in Your Senior's Life

As technology continues to pioneer its way into our everyday lives, it's hard not to recognize the conveniences and social opportunities it enables us with.

A Pet a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?

We all recognize the need for animals in our lives; they work for us, supply us with food, assist us as service aids, and of course, their existence as our pets simply makes life more enjoyable.

Laugh It Off and Live It Up

There's a quote that says “everyone smiles in the same language.” A smile or a laugh bridges distances caused by language barriers. It bridges the gap between the young and old, between strangers, and between people who may feel they have nothing in common with each other. That universal language unleashes an excess amount of feel-good emotions and has proven to be advantageous on both a mental and physical level.

How to Know when it's Time to Stop Driving

One of the first struggles that arises as loved ones age, is the loss of independence. The feeling of independence is very often associated with having the freedom to do what you want and go where you want to go. It's understandable that seniors almost always feel defensive of their freedom when the conversation comes up about their driving capabilities. It's not so much about the loss of driving privileges, but more so about the impending premonition that the remainder of their freedoms linked to driving will also disappear.

Can Eating Fish Boost Brain Health?

Eating fish has had a long term reputation for improving heart health, but now researchers are finding that eating broiled or baked fish (hold the fish sticks and fried fish) also have a strong correlation with brain health. A study conducted by the American Journal of Preventative Medicine reports that people who ate fish at least once a week had a larger volume of gray matter in the regions of the brain that are responsible for cognitive thinking and memory function, as indicated through an MRI.

Memorial Health and Lifestyle Center to Host Health Talk

February is American Heart Month, a time in which health experts push healthy heart initiatives to the forefront of conversation. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, making it more important than ever to provide education, healthy habits and awareness to heart health.

6 Natural Ways to Sleep Better

Insomnia is a well-known sleep disorder that plagues many elderly people sometimes due to anxiety, depression, unfamiliar surroundings or several other medical conditions that are accompanied by an inability to sleep. Medical experts caution against using pharmaceutical sleep aids like sleeping pills as several studies have indicated people can become too dependent on them. Additionally, complications can arise when elderly people take certain prescribed medications with a sleeping pill. Difficulty remembering things and concentrating, as well as a higher risk of falling are other concerns experts have with sleeping pills.