Interview With Tavis Schriefer, teleCalm – Smart Retirement Life

Today, I’m joined by Tavis Schriefer, the co-founder of tech startup teleCalm. Tavis founded the company after spending years as a caregiver for his mother. He learned first-hand the challenge of caring for someone with dementia. This revolutionary new product helps families … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s and Dementia : A 12 Minute View

  Alzheimer's and dementia affect millions of people across the globe. Dementia is not a specific disease, rather a term that is used to associate a number of symptoms, including memory problems or thinking ability that cause a person not to be able to care for themselves … [Read more...]

Does Ongoing Education Reduce Chances of Dementia?

  The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease will increase 40 percent in the next 12 years, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. That’s a pretty scary statistic, especially for Baby Boomers looking forward to retirement. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading … [Read more...]

Physical Therapy for Elderly Patients

Elderly physical therapy patients may seem similar to each other, since most of our bodies age in similar ways. For example, some medical professionals believe that almost all of us will have arthritis in our spines by age 65. However, everyone's body, regardless of whether they … [Read more...]

Marital Status May Determine Risk of Alzheimer’s

Sound crazy? Incredibly, it may not be so far fetched. At least, not according to research conducted by a group at the KI Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the Karolinska Institutet, in Stockholm, Sweden. As reported in a AARP Bulletin, the results of their study over a … [Read more...]

The Saddest Day

Bill was eyeing himself in the mirror as I began my morning routine. He always was an early riser; much more so than me. It was Saturday and I was scheduled to work with a group of volunteers at a local shelter for the better part of the day. Bill, as usual, would stick around … [Read more...]