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If asked, many people would consider going to the bathroom as a fundamental human right.  It is just part of what makes us human, and because of this, I think we all can sometimes take it for granted. But what happens when you are no longer able to “go” on your own? When you become [...]
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I had an enjoyable chat with Jaclyn Guenette and Kathryn Harrison to discuss their recently released children’s book I Smile for Grandpa.  I Smile for Grandpa is a beautifully illustrated and written children’s book that aims to help parents teach their kids about dementia disease.  Through captivating images of woodland creatures and the fun adventures of the characters [...]
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I had a fantastic conversation with Gary Joseph LeBlanc on the standards of Dementia Care Training in Hospital and LTC settings.  He offered incredible insight and even provided us with tips and tricks on how to redirect individuals with dementia, so they are happy and healthy in their care. Gary is a Certified Dementia Communication Specialist [...]
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Guest Post Author: Travis Friot | Yoga for Health and Aging  For starters, let’s debunk some common myths about this practice.  Yoga is for everyone.  A lot of people envision yoga as a time and place of extreme stretching and flexibility. Images of people looking like contorted pretzels and even chanting some ominous conjuring language come to [...]
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Guest Post Author: Patrick McShane | New Pond Village Retired Baby Boomers Impact Spring Selling Season The national real estate market remains strong, and this spring’s selling season promises to continue that trend. Driving the market is a healthy supply of inventory due to empty-nest Baby Boomers planning to downsize to spaces that mean less [...]
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Emerging Professionals are the Future of Long-Term Care In the Aging Services, the growing needs of Long-Term Care is a hot topic. The solutions that the field develops today are our responsibility to carry out tomorrow. With this in mind, I was interested in learning more about the ideas and ongoing projects of emerging professionals [...]
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I was thrilled to be included as a panel member of the #TalkingTime debate hosted by GE Healthcare, which corresponded with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2018 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA. The debate hosted by GE comes at a critical time in the aging services. The number of older adults projected to need [...]
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Guest Post Author: James Buesing | Momentum Life Why volunteering is a great activity for aging adults A common worry of retirees is finding ways to bring more meaning to their life. Career satisfaction and achievement are a big part of many people’s lives. While leaving the workforce is often discussed in positive terms, many [...]
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There can be a feeling of guilt associated with moving your loved ones into a care home. Often, they have never discussed or planned on their preference for end-of-life care, and as their caregiver, you are left to make this difficult decision for them. I’ve worked in long-term care for over ten years, and time [...]
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Guest Post Author: Jackie Gutierrez | St. Paul’s Senior Services The Benefits of Animal Therapy for Seniors There are many ways that senior men and women can go about improving their health. Regular exercise, proper dieting, and routine medical checkups are among the most important and well-known ways to ensure optimal health well into the [...]
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