5 Signs A Senior Loved One With Dementia May Be A Victim of Elder Abuse

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Elder abuse is an under-reported epidemic impacting an estimated one-in-ten aging adults. It cuts across every racial, ethnic, cultural, and economic demographic, and can cause incalculable pain and suffering. This is not including potentially staggering financial losses. One unsettling correlation, however, is that seniors with dementia are disproportionately targeted for elder abuse. Nearly one-in-two aging… Read more »

Available Long-Term Care Resources for Veterans and Their Spouses

When we assist seniors and their loved ones with long-term care solutions, most of them are so focused on how they will find the right care for a loved one, they have not considered how they will be able to afford it. Unfortunately, the costs of long-term care continue to rise throughout America and our… Read more »

7 Essential Nutrients Seniors Should Include In Their Diet

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March is National Nutrition Month. This is a great time to raise awareness about the importance of healthy food choices and solid eating habits. Everyone can benefit from a healthy diet. For Florida seniors, however, getting the right nutrition can be challenging. As adults advance into their senior years, their metabolism tends to slow down.… Read more »

5 Tips to Help Your Aging Parents Cope with a “Gray Divorce”

A “Gray Divorce” occurs when an older couple ends their marriage late in life. There could be a number of reasons for doing so, but in almost every case the fallout of the broken relationship can be devastating, and not just for the elder couple, but for everyone involved. Adult children, for example, may find… Read more »

3 Tips to Protect the Elders You Love From Exploitation

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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 »