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...]

Critter Corner: Managing Long-Distance Caregiving with Technology

Dear Commander Bun Bun, I am a long-distance caregiver for my father, who has Parkinson’s and lives 2,000 miles away. My children are in school here, and my husband works for the government in DC, so I don’t foresee us moving … [Read more...]

Some Amazing Apps Moms (and Everyone Else) Need in Their Lives

  Q. My mother has had the same outdated phone for five years now. It is small and slow, and she squints when she tries to read emails, articles, or books on it. She has been learning a lot about technology and things she can do … [Read more...]

New Technology for Better Aging

GPS SmartSole Many of us want to age-in-place as we get older. Unfortunately, in most cases, safety, health issues, and social isolation can interfere with that plan. This is why a growing number of seniors and their … [Read more...]

Have You Prepared for Your Digital Afterlife? Most People Haven’t.

Q. My mother is very tech savvy. She is always on Facebook posting pictures, articles, and recipes.  She uses online bill pay to pay most of her bills, and Microsoft Office 365 to keep a daily diary in Word and her monthly budget … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Preparing for Death on Social Media

Dear Commander Bun Bun, I was recently on Facebook and noticed a friend who had passed away a few years ago still has an active account. Isn’t there anything family members and friends can do to memorialize a loved one on … [Read more...]