3 Tips to Protect the Elders You Love From Exploitation

3-tips-to-protect-the-elders-you-love-from-exploitation

  Most of us know how to identify if our senior loved one has been a victim of physical abuse or neglect. Financial exploitation, however, can be much harder to recognize. Research tells us that Older Americans are being scammed out of approximately $2.9 billion to $36.5 billion per year due to financial exploitation. Unfortunately,… Read more »

How to Approach Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia-Related Memory Concerns

how-to-approach-alzheimers-disease-and-dementia-related-memory-concerns

  Alzheimer’s Disease is a type of dementia that can cause problems with memory, thinking, cognition, and behavior. Symptoms usually, although not always, develop slowly and get worse over time, with end-stages of the disease becoming life-threatening. To-date, there is no cure. Early detection offers the best chance for effective treatment and improved quality of… Read more »

Health Care Documents You Should Consider in Your Florida Estate Plan

health-care-documents-you-should-consider-in-your-florida-estate-plan

  As difficult as it can be to think about the end of your life, have you ever considered how challenging it would be for your loved ones to make medical decisions on your behalf with no clear guidelines? Have you ever thought about who you would want to make important end-of-life care decisions for… Read more »

What to Watch for When You Visit Your Aging Parents During the Holidays

what-to-watch-for-when-you-visit-your-aging-parents-during-the-holidays

  It is during the holiday season that many families find time to come together. As children become adults, the likelihood increases that they will move away and, ultimately, settle in a different part of the nation. During the holidays, however, many adult children make time to travel and spend the holidays with their aging… Read more »

How to Talk to Your Parents About Their Long-Term Care Planning Over the Holidays

how-to-talk-to-your-parents-about-their-long-term-care-planning-over-the-holidays

  The holidays are here! This is a wonderful time of the year when many of us are able to visit our family and friends. Whether it is to share a meal together, exchange gifts or tell stories from your family’s history, making time available to spend with your loved ones is always time well… Read more »

Did You Know Veterans and Their Caregivers Have Access to Long-Term Care Services?

did-you-know-veterans-and-their-caregivers-have-access-to-long-term-care-services

  As aging adults advance into their elder years, they may begin to require long-term care. This does not necessarily mean medical care, but more often assistance with basic tasks of everyday life, such as bathing, dressing, or going to the bathroom. Thankfully, the Department of Veterans Affairs offers long-term care support for eligible veterans.… Read more »

Dementia-Linked Medications Are Affecting Seniors More Than Anyone Else

dementia-linked-medications-are-affecting-seniors-more-than-anyone-else

New research over the past several years has revealed a consistent and disturbing link between commonly prescribed medications and dementia. Even more troubling is that aging seniors are most at risk.   Studies ranging from hundreds, to thousands, to hundreds of thousands of patient-participants have all shown a robust correlation between a certain category of… Read more »

What Is ‘Original Medicare’ and Is It Right for Me?

what-is-original-medicare-and-is-it-right-for-me

Medicare was created in 1965, as part of Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Great Society.” The program began offering government-funded hospital and outpatient medical coverage for seniors at a time when older, vulnerable people were mostly left to take care of themselves. That coverage is still offered today under the moniker “Original Medicare.” Original Medicare is also… Read more »