ElderCarelink Blog

It’s Not Our Imaginations: We Are Smarter than Our Parents Were at Our Age

by Carol Bursack
November 2nd, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Forty is the new 30. Fifty is the new 40. Sixty is the new – well, whatever. That type of spin is on everything from cosmetics to sports equipment. The idea is that we, as a generation, are “younger” than previous generations were at the same age.

While I’m really quite tired of the same old spin, I am very happy that we are now proven younger than our parents were at our age. I know I feel younger than my parents acted, but I thought that may be merely delusion or denial on my part. Now, a study actually backs up that gut feeling.

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Is Telehealth in Your Future?

by Sue Lanza
August 12th, 2010 at 2:13 am

Have you ever heard the word “telehealth”? If you haven’t, you probably will very soon as the concept of health services being delivered via electronic or telecommunications is here to stay.

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Technology and Aging Parents: How Much Is Too Much? Part 2

by Carol Bursack
August 7th, 2010 at 2:11 am

In Part 1 of this two part series, I focused on medical alarm devices, also known as personal alarms. I’ve made use of these devices for several of my elders so that they could remain in their homes for a longer period of time.

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Caregivers Managing and Juggling Medical Information and Records

by Isabel Fawcett, SPHR
August 6th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Until you’re seated in a doctor’s office waiting for your elder’s name to be called to, you thought you were fully prepared for the appointment. Then you realize that you can’t recall the name or prescribed strength of your elder’s latest prescription change. Rats!

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Technology and Aging Parents: How Much Is Too Much? Part 1

by Carol Bursack
August 3rd, 2010 at 2:11 am

Medical alarm devices, or personal alarms, have been a boon to caregivers and elders for decades. I signed my neighbor, Joe, up for one after he took a serious tumble. This was in the late eighties. Joe lived next door and I could monitor his lights in his house to watch glitches in his normal routine. However, I felt better when he had the backup of a personal alarm he wore around his neck. In the end, that alarm saved him hours of agony.

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