Introducing SoundPrint: An App That Tells You The Decibel Level of Restaurants

Just last week, my college pals and I reconnected for a reunion over dinner. We picked a restaurant whose menu we knew would please all of our finicky diets. What we didn’t check, however, was the rating of the noise level, which many reviewers now indicate with “noise bomb” icons. This one was off the charts, and even though we are still blessed with good hearing we (and the wait-staff) had to...

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Simple Solutions for Diminishing Anxiety Levels in Dementia Patients

Nearly 90% of dementia cases exhibit behavioral changes such as apathy, agitation, anxiety, delusions, and to a lesser degree hallucinations. Managing these behaviors is difficult and stressful for family members to resolve and heartbreaking to witness. There are many family caregivers in need of and searching for any solution, permanent or temporary, that will help family members with dementia....

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Keeping Your New Year Resolutions With The "New Years Shuffle"

Every year I make New Years' Resolutions, and every year I come back to this 2010 article from The Wall Street Journal on how to keep resolutions.  It never gets old or out of date, so here you go:  _________________   I take the process of making New Years' Resolutions very seriously. Every year I make the resolutions just before December 25--- and spend the final week of the year...

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CHEFS for SENIORS: Let your own personal chef do all the work

Imagine having just the meals you want, prepared just the way you like, without having to do any of the shopping, cooking, or clean-up.  Now, imagine having all this in the convenience of your own home. Sounds too good to be true?  It's not.  Introducing CHEFS for SENIORS, a meal service in South Florida that connects seniors with licensed, professional chefs who prepare high...

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Check On Your Parents This Holiday Season

The holidays are often the only time of year when the extended family gets together, and those occasions offer you and your siblings an opportunity to check on your parents well-being and discuss your observations together. Do they seem more forgetful or confused? Are they frailer than the last time you saw them? Have they lost too much weight? If you’ve noticed significant changes in their...

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GoGoGrandparent: A Hotline to Uber and Lyft

So many seniors live in areas where there is inadequate public transportation, or they need assistance or special accommodation to get from one place to another.  The resulting isolation and loneliness can contribute to depression and a decline in vitality. Uber and Lyft, on-demand transportation companies are now available in so many metropolitan and suburban areas, are great solutions for...

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Important Questions To Ask When Selecting A Home Care Agency

Selecting a Home Healthcare Agency can be a difficult task. It's not your typical business transaction. We tend to think only about the actual caregiver that will be sent to your home.  But like the caregiver, you must have some "chemistry" with the agency and the way they operate. They will work with you to make sure your parent, spouse, or loved gets the best caregiver for them-and it's...

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How to Start Helping Aging Parents: What You Must Know

How do you know if your parents need help?  Sometimes it's very obvious-- and can begin with a dire medical event such as stroke or fall.  For others it's a more lengthy but clear downward path that may be as a result of an early diagnosis of cognitive impairement. And for many it's not clear and we don't often recognize more subtle signs, and don't recognize that a few seemingly...

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The all powerful RESPITE Care

There's no doubt that while caregiving is a loving responsibility, it can also be incredibly stressful and isolating. That's why t's so important that caregivers take both mental and physical breaks as often as possible. Breaks that are used for exercising, lunching with a friend, or even reading a book and napping have been shown to positively impact the well being of caregivers. However, in...

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Hurricane Season Is Here: Be Ready For The Unexpected.

Hurricane Season officially runs from June 1 through November 30- and stretches from the Florida Keys to the top of Maine.  Putting together a hurricane plan is tedious but vital, especially for aging relatives.  It makes the pre and post storm days more manageable and less stressful.  Now is the time to prepare and stock up. Regardless of where you live, this checklist of...

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Meals Glorious Meals: Marthas Senior Gourmet: A Meal Service That Caters Solely To Seniors

There’s no shortage of gourmet meal delivery services to choose from – they seem to be the new, new thing. But luckily for us, there’s one serving our south Florida area that is exclusively intended for older individuals and it’s called Martha’s Senior Gourmet. I think it’s a brilliant concept – for three reasons. First, the meals are geared to the varied dietary needs and taste buds of seniors....

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Meet Christine King: South Florida's Own Exercise and Health Guru

We know that remaining physically active as possible, no matter any physical limitations, is crucial to our total well being. There's a plethora of compelling evidence demonstrating that staying physically fit prevents or delays many chronic diseases, while at the same time, improving mood and reducing depression and cognitive decline. Introducing Christine King, of Your Best Fit,  a...

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Do You Like Exercising in your Home? Try These Online Exercise Resources

Some type of daily exercise routine is so important for our physical as well as emotional well-being.  When creating a care-plan I always encourage my clients to be sure to plan for access to physical activity during the day.  The issues to be sure to address in an exercise routine include flexibility and strength building.  Focusing on these will help to keep you or your loved one...

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Getting Peace of Mind with I AM FINE

We spent a lot of time worrying about our children as they grew up. Now that they're young adults, it seems that for many of us, our parents are now our focus of concern. Is my mother safe? Did she get home from her doctor's appointment? Did she return home after going to the movies?  If this scenario sounds familar, you should know about a service called "I AM FINE," an automated, check-in...

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Give A Techie Gift This Year

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the dilemma of finding great gifts for loved ones and friends.  It can be especially challenging to find something special for an older family member or friend who may have everything they need, or think they do.   You may shy away from technology oriented gifts, but older people are often more tech-savvy, and tech appreciative than...

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Introducing SoundPrint: An App That Tells You The Decibel Level of Restaurants

Just last week, my college pals and I reconnected for a reunion over dinner. We picked a restaurant whose... Read more


Simple Solutions for Diminishing Anxiety Levels in Dementia Patients

Nearly 90% of dementia cases exhibit behavioral changes such as apathy, agitation, anxiety, delusions, and to... Read more