When I was 16, I though I was the best driver in the world! Go figure…funny how we all feel so confident in our youth! Truth is, most people start a little shaky…learn and get better and (unfortunately) eventually become shaky once again. AAA has some great resources to evaluate mom and dad’s driving skills. If you are a little concerned, maybe encourage them to check this out. And, go take it yourself…see if you too need a little brushing behind the wheel!
There is a lot of evidence music therapy can be very beneficial for seniors. Just take a look at the post entitled “What is Old Anyway”? OK, that might be a little different, but the link below takes you to an article by Today’s Geriatric Medicine that highlights a series of potential benefits from increasing memory to even aiding in exercise. Music is universally a part of culture…mom and dad need a good foot tapping just like the rest if us!
Identity theft is rampant in today’s tech-savvy environment. However, fraud is not reserved to those relying on technology to pay bills and consume. While driving to an appointment the other day I heard a news report about “grandchildren” calling seniors form overseas saying they were urgently in need of money. Sadly, some people fell for the scam. So, I took some time to look up a pretty good article on protecting seniors from scammers written by the National Council on Aging. Take a look and be safe!
It is not always top of mind given that our parents spent their lives making things safe for us. However, as people age. it is important to consider safety in the home. We came across this article that offers some great ideas to do just that: Home Safety for Seniors
Caring Companions of Atlanta, LLC loves celebrating life and found ourselves doing just that when we stumbled upon a gentleman doing this!
Old (or young) is more of a state-of-mind to us. Something tells us, this gentleman feels exactly the same way!!!