Long-Distance Family Communications: The Role of Technology

In this time of increased mobility, the extended family is becoming more extended than ever. Approximately 10% of the population moved in one recent year. California has one of the highest moving rates in the country. One striking fact is that most people in the U.S. don’t move in order to be closer to family, even in retirement. In areas with large retirement populations, such as California and Florida, large numbers of seniors have no family nearby at all. The implications of this fact can be daunting when health issues arise. Social isolation can become a reality for many older adults, particularly those who are homebound or frail. Coordination of health and other service needs can be com

4 Alzheimer’s Education Links Worth a Look

Did you know that September is World Alzheimer’s Month? On the last day of this month of recognition, we’d like to offer our readers several timely links on Alzheimer’s and dementia. A recent Buzzfeed article, 10 Things You May Not Know about Alzheimer’s Disease, summarizes both statistical data and research information. One of the most striking facts: Almost two thirds of individuals in the U.S. diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease are female. Last week, the AARP blog posted an interesting article, Will I Get Alzheimer’s? 6 Ways to Reduce the Risk. In addition to a discussion of prevention measures to take, the article featured a link to a free app that allows for crucial information on a par

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