On February 1, 2018 I received the following recommendation from a woman in the States who said that she really appreciated all the information provided by our website. She is concerned about her elderly mother in regard to Alzheimer's Disease and dementia and decided to mention and the following article for our readers. It is an excellent summary of the topic.
Caring for Alzheimer's and Dementia Patients
Thanks to Jim Vogel of Elder Action for the following links to important topics he wishes to share.
6 Powerful Ways To Help Seniors Avoid Isolation
It can be difficult for seniors to maintain their social lives as they age, especially if they live alone. This is a great resource for supporting them to stay active socially.
Home Modifications Increase Senior Safety
This is a given - it’s important for our elders to make sure their homes are a safe environment.
16 Chair Exercises for Seniors & How to Get Started
This is great - it’s got exercises for people of all abilities, and even includes helpful videos.
9 Essential Mobile Device Apps for Senior Citizens
I appreciate that this explains the kinds of apps seniors should have on their mobile devices rather than listing specific apps (which may or may not stick around).
I received the following information from Marie Villeza who is setting up a new website (partially completed) with www.elderimpact.org as its name. Marie liked our site and has provided some more links to share with our readers. Medication Safety For The Elderly: A Guide For Patients And Caregivers https://www.pfizer.com/files/health/medicine_safety/4-6_Med_Safety_for_Elderly.pdf The Ultimate Guide To Senior Nutrition https://www.mwhomecare.com/senior-nutrition-and-eating/ The Benefits Of Cooking With Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide http://www.culinaryschools.org/blog/cooking-with-alzheimers/ Health: What To Expect In Your 70s And Beyond http://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2017/over-70-healthy-living-tips.html A Guide To Downsizing For Seniors And Their Loved Ones https://www.redfin.com/blog/seniors-guide-to-downsizing Is My Elderly Parent Incompetent? What To Do If You’re Worried http://betterhealthwhileaging.net/qa-possible-elderly-incompetence-what-you-can-do/ Senior-Friendly Remodeling http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/senior-friendly-remodeling/ 12 Ways To Help Seniors Avoid Social Isolation http://samvednacare.com/blog/2016/04/27/12-ways-to-help-seniors-avoid-social-isolation/ Caretakers’ Guide To Moving Seniors Into A Facility https://www.closetbox.com/resources/caretakers-guide-to-moving-seniors/
"The Expat’s Guide to Growing Old in Japan" by Wm. (Wilhelmina) Penn
One of our long-term resident ex-pats has just released her latest book using her pen name as written above. The paperback book is also available in Kindle format and both can be purchased through Amazon. The links are provided below. This is very timely as the Hokkaido Multinational Senior Community has been presenting on many of the important issues covered in the book. The book is written in English.
Recently we received some recommended articles from Elder Action, http://elderaction.org/ a senior support group in the United States. Some of their suggestions fit in with previous topics presented in the Archives and therefore they were added to those reviews. Others are of a more general nature or pertain to a topic that we have not yet presented on, so they will be included below. Although these articles refer to seniors in the States, they are of a nature that they apply to other nations and systems, and could be of particular interest to expats living abroad with older family members back home. We are always open to hearing about links you recommend. Another group in Portland (our sister city) is Elders in Action http://eldersinaction.org/
Older Adults’ Health and Age-Related Changes
Taking Care of YOU: Self-Care for Family Caregivers
10 Pieces of Technology Seniors Should Embrace
15 Home Modifications to Make Aging-in-Place Safe