Everyone who knows me personally hears me consistently describe the many virtues and joys of music. In dealing with older folks and especially those with dementia, it is particularly remarkable to see them light up and actively sing all the words of their favorite “old” tunes even when they
The Social Security Administration has released a new online tool for individuals who want to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Applicants and individuals assisting applicants can now use this online tool to request an appointment to apply for SSI benefits. The request establishes a protective filing date that will
Individuals with dementia often experience behavioral and psychological symptoms such as depression, aggression and anxiety. Although these symptoms are generally treated with antipsychotics, antidepressants and benzodiazepines, those pharmaceuticals may have significant undesired “side effects.” Pet therapy is increasingly becoming known to be a cost effective and helpful therapeutic intervention
Although death is inevitable, by addressing certain specific needs, it need not be feared. Generous author and caregiver, Annette Kam, shares what no one wants to think about (but everyone needs to know!) and provides for free her step-by-step guide to all things before, during, and after a loved one’s
We Welcome You to Register for This Free Webinar Tomorrow Offering Practical Tips for Caregiving During COVID!
Renew Talks Health will be presenting a free webinar that will provide attendees practical tips for caregiving during the pandemic hosted by Teepa Snow, an occupational therapist specializing in dementia care, with 40 years of clinical and academic experience and Lee Tuchfarber, CEO, Renew Senior Communities. They will cover topics
Metabesity 2020 is an exciting conference on geroscience and its impact on the future of aging that will be held virtually this year from October 12th – 15th. The FREE Basic pass will give you access to all sessions of an exciting global conference that will bring you together with
As someone who tries to see the positive side of every situation no matter how dire I have to admit that COVID-19 has tested my joyful abilities on some days. I am happy to report that those times pass though and when I am striving for connection that the
During these days of Covid-19 with so much isolation and self-quarantining being required of our beloved seniors, it’s crucial for us to know about, consider and combat the extraordinary health risks associated with loneliness and isolation. Scientists say loneliness can pose as serious a health risk as smoking 15 cigarettes
Corona Crisis Making You Anxious? All Alone Now? Or, Everyone Under One Roof? POP Family Coaching Deep Discount!
To my beloved POP community: If you’re reading this, it’s likely you are the middle-aged POParent of someone now deemed “elderly,” or – oh, my! you ARE the “at risk elderly,” even though you and I may still consider ourselves Baby Boomers and might be in fine health. So, my
Do your senior parents take 3 hours to get past the login screen on their computer? Do they hear you talking to Siri and look at you like you’ve lost your mind? Is it any wonder that some of our parents look at technology as if it’s some strange disease they