“One-on-one interaction is important to keep your loved one socialized and stimulated, not to mention, people in your network can let you know if they observe anything out of the ordinary,” said Joan Lunden in “Caregiving Tips From Joan Lunden: 6 Ways to Stay Connected.“ Joan Lunden also says she frequently sends her mom mail — either letters or just brief postcards — to let her know that she’s thinking of her. agrees: she types up her letters to her mom on the computer, where she can insert photos of her family, and then prints them out to send.
This is also a nice way to keep extended family apprised of a senior loved one’s activities and health.
Her visual art has been exhibited around California, and her writing has appeared in a variety of web sites and print publications.
In addition to writing about older adults, she also writes for younger ones--her first novel for young adults, THE LATTE REBELLION, was published in 2011 by Flux.
Caregivers can also send pictures of loved ones or daily updates through email and text messages.