Critter Corner: What New Technology Can Help My Mother Age-in-Place Safely?

Dear Magic, In the past, you’ve published lots of articles on aging-in-place technology. My mother is aging-in-place and I worry about her, since we try not to visit her due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Are there any new … [Read more...]

New Exciting Technology Emerges for Seniors and Caregivers in the 2020’s

Q. I am a caregiver for my 80-year old mother who is in the early stages of dementia. I consider myself to be technologically savvy, but I am not quite sure what is out there that can help me in my role. You used to publish lots … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How Wearables Contribute to the Well Being of Older Adults

Dear Rune, I have read in many places the benefits of exercise, including staving off dementia and living longer. I decided to dust off my sneakers and get back out there. My son and his wife both have Apple watches and my … [Read more...]

Electronic Wills: Replacing Ink Signatures with Digital Ones

Q. I recently did my estate planning with your firm and the peace of mind I feel makes it completely worth it to me. I have convinced my sister, Erica, in Charlottesville, to do the same, as well as my daughter who is a … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How to Make a Smart Phone Easier to Read for a Senior

Dear Bebe,   I recently bought my mother a smart phone for her birthday. I figured it would be a great way for her to communicate with the grandchildren, and to have in case of an emergency. There are also some great … [Read more...]

How to Stay Safe on Facebook

Q. I recently went to my 50th high school reunion, and it seemed like many of the people there still knew each other -- even those who lived on different sides of the country and hadn't seen each other in years. I was excited to … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Last Minute Tech Gifts for Mother’s Day

Dear Magic, It's Mother's Day on Sunday, and I want to get something extra special for my mother. She is pretty tech savvy and enjoys the newest technology. I really don't know what the newest technology is for seniors who … [Read more...]

Top 17 Articles of 2017

From the passing of the RAISE Family Caregivers Act to offer much-needed support to caregivers, to Trump’s tax overhaul, we covered a lot of ground in 2017. It was a year that included a massive data breach, the ACA almost being … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Connecting with Our Grandkids in the Digital Age

Dear Magic, Similar to most children these days, our grandchildren are really into their phones, tablets, and computers. My husband and I are reluctant, however, to use Facebook, texting, Skype, and to learn how apps work, … [Read more...]

Senior Care Robots are Revolutionizing Health Care in Northern Virginia

Imagine this: An 80-year-old woman named Joan lives alone at home. In the past, she has forgotten to take her medicine and she often gets lonely. Rudy, who is about the size of a typical ten-year-old, comes in and reminds her to … [Read more...]