Tag: caregiving

Enriching Environment May Delay Onset of Dementia

A new study published this week by researchers at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) shows that keeping the mind active, exercising and having a good social life boost a major molecular mechanism in the brain that can delay the onset of dementia. Given that Engage As You Age is in the business of keeping… Read more »

Bay Area AARP Members Save on Long Term Care Insurance And Much More

It’s new-tradition-Tuesday here at Engage As You Age, and so we’re starting a new one on our blog. Each Tuesday, we’ll be highlighting  senior services in the San Francisco Bay Area that complement our unique, one-of-a-kind social engagement offerings. The San Francisco Bay Area offers an array of community resources for seniors, so the blogs… Read more »

Obama infuses millions into NIH Alzheimer’s research

One million Americans are living with the AIDS virus, and the federal government annually spends $3 billion on research. Five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s or dementia and the number is on track to double by 2050; yet the U.S. government spends just $450 million on the disease. President Obama and the Department of… Read more »

Dementia Patients and Family Caregivers Seldom Agree on Care

Caregivers and their relatives who suffer from mild to moderate dementia often have different perceptions about the amount and quality of care given and received, so says a study by researchers at Penn State and the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. A major source of those differences? Caregivers do not understand the things that are… Read more »

Undercover Boss and Homecare and Caregiving

Last night CBS featured a homecare company on its show Undercover Boss. What stood out to us at Engage As You Age was that the healthcare and caregiving scenes on the program seemed to focus on most everything but socialization for the seniors. Aside from bingo we didn’t see much meaningful conversation. Laundry was done,… Read more »

26th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International

The 26th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International will take place on March 26th through March 29th in Toronto, Canada. The theme of the conference is “The Changing Face of Dementia.” The conference will focus on current research on dementia and Alzheimer’s and examine different dementia care options and explore homecare, caregiving and other community… Read more »

Engage As You Age in the News!

Engage As You Age continues to catch the eye of both boomer-focused websites and also those in the start-up business community. We’re excited that our services are getting publicity. We’ve seen firsthand how much of a difference our services for seniors make for baby boomers and family caregivers. In the last few weeks both Bette… Read more »

Washington University Magazine Profiles Ben Lewis

The spring 2011 edition of Washington University Magazine has a profile on Engage As You Age’s founder, Ben Lewis.  The article, “Entrepreneur Engages the Elderly,” discusses the history of Engage As You Age and also clearly explains the difference between Engage’s services and that of homecare and caregiving. Currently offering services in the San Francisco… Read more »

Care Innovations: GE and Intel Provide Technology Solutions for Seniors

Intel and GE and have come together (in a 50/50 venture) to “create technology-based solutions that give people confidence to live independently, wherever they are.” They currently have a placeholder website that says that on January 18, 2011 it will be up and running. We’re very curious at Engage As You Age to learn what… Read more »

Engage As You Age Continues to Engage Seniors

2010 was a great year for Engage As You Age. We’ve touched a lot of people’s lives in meaningful ways and provided meaningful employment for many San Francisco Bay Area residents. We’re excited about 2011 and look forward to working with many seniors throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. So if you know someone that… Read more »

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