News for People with Disabilities

Does Aging Buy You a Ticket to Crankytown?

Do people really get crankier as they age? Deborah Gaines writes about her mother as the latter goes through life walking out of a Torah study group, and losing patience over inanity, dim lighting, bad weather, and most technology. While studies show that 65-year-olds and older belong to the happier and more satisfied spectrum, Gaines… Read More…

When Your Elderly Loved One Needs to Quit Driving

Many senior citizens are still very capable of driving safely. However, for others, impaired vision, decline of cognitive function, and other age-related complications, have put a serious toll on their performance. Here are some signs that your elderly loved one should quit driving: there are dents and scratches on the car and/or scrapes on the… Read More…

Dementia and Knowing When to Quit Driving

One of the things greatly affected by a person’s dementia is his driving performance. If you are not sure about the right time to ask your elderly loved one to quit driving, here are a few pointers: accompany them while driving and watch out for warning signs. if he is still capable of driving, recommend… Read More…

Apple and IBM Serve Japan’s Elderly Community

Apple and IBM recently announced a partnership with Japan’s largest health and life insurance company Japan Post Group as they aim to provide iPads and specialized apps to Japan’s elderly community. The service will include “all the system’s native apps and a collection of elder-care applications developed by IBM Global Business Services”. While it pioneers in Japan, the long-term… Read More…

Fall Impact and Prevention Among Senior Citizens

Falling accidents can cause serious injuries, and lead to major problems to our elderly loved ones. Whether they are induced by physical conditions, or by hazardous situations, the necessary measures should be implemented in order to prevent or mitigate their occurrences. Encouraging your elderly loved to communicate his experiences on falling accidents can help in… Read More…

Seniors Learn Push-button Skills Through Technology Program

Sally Levy bought her iPhone 5 in August 2014 however she was a bit lost as she didn’t know how to use it. Good thing there was Gerontechnology, a new program from Village Connections, to help her learn the push-button skills of the modern era. Village Connections, an organization that helps aging-in-place in German Village,… Read More…

Elderly Woman Victim in Home Break-in

Last Wednesday at around two in the afternoon, three masked men crawled through a partially opened window of an elderly woman’s house in Lehigh Acres, Florida and, as one of them advised the latter to remain calm, the other two ransacked the victim’s  home. Some of the woman’s neighbors suspect that her home was specifically… Read More…

Exercise Pointers for Senior Citizens

Regular exercise among senior citizens can lead to healthier heart and circulatory system, improved metabolism and muscle condition, and increased flexibility and balance. Here are some exercise and physical activities that are perfect for older adults: Endurance exercises — walking, bicycling, swimming and dancing. Strengthening activities — weight lifting, resistance bands, and squatting. Stretching and… Read More…

Caregiver with Gambling Problem Stole From Senior Couple

When we have elderly parents who are unable to care for themselves and need assistance but we also have our own families, jobs and other important things to attend to, being able to care for them is hard and even impossible. That’s when we hire the best caregivers we can find to provide them the… Read More…

How to Slow the Development of Memory Loss

Developing memory loss can be very terrifying for a senior citizen, especially upon realizing that the condition may lead more serious cases such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. In order to slow the development of this condition, one has to regularly exercise his or her brain. Here are some activities that can help improve and maintain… Read More…