The Ayuda Care Blog

8 Novels on the Passage of Time

When you’re bored and lonely, there’s nothing better than reading a good book. Reading is an accessible form of entertainment no matter y...

The Importance of Play in Old Age

The older we get, the more serious we tend to become. When we’re young, afternoons are spent in imaginary worlds, fighting dragons made o...

First Date Tips For Seniors

If you’re a grandparent or a parent, you’ve probably noticed that the dating scene has changed quite a bit since the rise of the internet...

Key Takeaways: Dementia

My grandmother passed away last year, after suffering from dementia for more than two decades. I often visited my grandparents in Florida...

Tips for a Senior-Friendly Home: Bathrooms

As you or a loved one ages, it may become necessary to make home improvements that focus on maximizing elderly safety and functionality. ...

5 Female Artists Whose Passion in Old Age Will Inspire You As Much As Their Work

Old age doesn’t have to mean giving up your passions. It’s common for people to feel useless in their later years; they’re retired and th...

9 Non-Opioid Alternatives for Pain Management

In 2015, the National Institute of Health released a report that encouraged multidisciplinary, individualized programs for the treatment ...

Quotes from Great Minds to Refresh Your Perspective on Old Age

Appearance “Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a mat...

How to Help Your Loved One Choose a Long-Term Care Facility

More than two out of every five Americans will need long-term care at some point in their lives. If a person lives to past 65 years old, ...

5 Incredible Athletes Who Accomplished Goals in Old Age

As a caregiver, you know that emotional support and physical support are equally important in caring for your loved one. It’s not an easy...

Will Robots Replace Caregivers?

According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, a majority of Americans are unfamiliar with efforts to develop robot caregivers f...

The Basics on Foodborne Illness

Bacteria, viruses, or parasites can all cause foodborne illness. A couple of times a year, foodborne illness makes the front page of the ...

Protect Your Loved One From Financial Abuse, Part 2

Last week, in “Protect Your Loved One From Financial Abuse, Part 1,” we detailed some shocking statistics about financial elder abuse, li...

Fundamentals of Food Safety for Seniors

Food-related illnesses can be devastating, no matter your age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 48 million pe...

How to Protect Your Loved One From Financial Abuse: Part 1

Financial abuse is the most common kind of elderly abuse and victims suffer serious consequences. Fraud imperils a senior’s quality of li...

Self Care for Caregivers

You can’t effectively care for your loved one if you don’t take care of yourself. Caregivers often overlook self-care because they’re too...

Single-Serving Make-Ahead Meals for Seniors

We’ve all been there—sitting on the couch after a long day’s work and trying to summon the energy to chop up some vegetables or maybe mak...

How to Engage with Your Loved One, Even When It’s Hard

Sometimes it can be hard to get older people to open up. Especially if you’re new to the caretaker role and you’re just beginning to buil...

Walking: A Stealthy Life-Changer for All Ages

I remember when I was young, my parents would drag me and my brother on incredible hikes. I say drag, because at that age, we thought wal...

5 Quirky Movies About Old Age

As you age, keeping an empathetic perspective about yourself can be difficult. The following five movies will remind your loved one about...