ElderCarelink Blog

Creating time well spent by modifying some activities of interest

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
January 31st, 2011 at 3:07 am

Think of the special memories you have sharing time with the people in your life. Sometimes it can be an event that was planned but often it was just an unexpected moment. Many families make it a point of visiting the older adults in their lives on a regular basis but can struggle with doing something different especially when there are changes. When the older adult has more difficulty hearing, seeing or getting around, it seems like many of the things that were of interest no longer have the same appeal. Add to that some depression or memory loss and finding ways to enhance the visit time together can sometime become a challenge.

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“Share Why You Care” contest entries are all winners

by Carol Bursack
January 28th, 2011 at 6:23 am

Caregivers, you did it! You wrote your stories to inspire others and to help lift their days. You voted for the stories that moved you the most. You’ve picked the “Share Why You Care” contest winners, but you are all winners–every one of you. The world needs you to pass on your wisdom, your courage and your love. Our deepest gratitude to you all.

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Memory fitness plan for senior centers

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
January 28th, 2011 at 3:06 am

Senior centers are an excellent community resource and attract a wide variety of older adults who are interested in staying active and informed. With the changes in memory associated with normal aging, programs to support brain health and education about the components of successful aging attract seniors of all ages.

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Five Tips To Be a Safe Traveler

by Sue Lanza
January 27th, 2011 at 3:07 am

As we enter the height of winter, most of us are dreaming of spring or at the very least, an escape from it all. I know I am as today we are facing the sixth major snowstorm of the winter here. I am getting to be quite an expert at snow shoveling but who wants to be known for that? But I will admit that doing the shoveling in moderation (to protect my back) is actually a great aerobic workout.

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Memory fitness plan for assisted living residences

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
January 26th, 2011 at 3:12 am

When a loved one moves to an assisted living because there is a need for some additional support, friends and family members may notice that there is not as much participation in the variety of activities as may have been expected.

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