Monthly Archives: April 2017

Exploring Art as a Senior: The Many Benefits of Crafting for the Elderly

Approximately 8.5% or 617 million of the global population is over the age of 65, and that’s growing at an unprecedented rate. Based on current projections that number is expected to expand to 17% or 1.6 billion of the global population by the year 2050. As the next wave of senior-aged baby boomers hits the Western hemisphere, concerns arise regarding their health, happiness, and the quality of their golden years.

Modern technology enters the ring here by providing simple solutions with the aid of coloring therapy apps and mandalas found on Apalon Apps for Android. But how can online coloring help boost the quality of life for our aged loved ones?

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10 Helpful Tools for Senior Caregivers

Do you provide care for a family member in need like an aging parent? You’re not alone. In fact, there are over 34 million family caregivers in the U.S. who help a loved one over 50 years old out with tasks like getting to doctor’s appointments, making food, refilling prescriptions, handling finances, and even skilled nursing duties (like dressing wounds).

When it comes to keeping it all together as a caregiver, don’t forget about all the helpful tools and devices you can use to track your loved one’s health, simplify meal times, organize medicine, and more. Check out this quick top 10 list:

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