Financial Scammers Increasingly Target Elderly Americans

 According to an article in The Wall Street Journal on December 23, 2013, one in every five … [Read more...]

Understanding and Managing Aggression and Violence in the Dementia Patient

An article in the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute February 2014 Family and Community Services … [Read more...]

Advances in Technology Will Allow Baby Boomers More Independence As They Age

I have a colleague who lives in Phoenix. Both of her parents, who reside in Minnesota, have … [Read more...]

Adult Day Care Can Make a Difference

Dad’s been living with you since Mom died a year ago. You notice that he seems to be having … [Read more...]

Hospitalization is a Risk for Alzheimer’s Patient

Earlier this week, the Associated Press reported that The Annals of Interal Medicine has published a … [Read more...]

The Privilege of Aging

Rabbi Gunther Plaut, noted scholar and writer, died in February at the age of 99. The Summer, 2012 … [Read more...]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The International Network for the Prevention of Elder … [Read more...]

Seniors Can Choose Wisely

I learned something valuable working in the hospice field for many years – not all medical tests are … [Read more...]

World Health Organization Focus on Aging

The theme of World Health Day this past Saturday was “Good health adds life to years.” … [Read more...]

Bullying: Elders Are Victims Too

Bullying as it relates to young people is back in the news thanks in part to the recent school … [Read more...]

Medication Misuse

I attended an inservice at Home Instead Senior Care in Phoenix on medication misuse presented by … [Read more...]

Innovations in Dementia Care

Providing meaningful stimulation to an elder with Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging even for … [Read more...]

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, Dec. 6-10, 2011

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the safest drivers are between the … [Read more...]

Health Benefits for Elder Caregivers

Having someone who “needs” you gives you reason to get up in the morning. The psychological rewards … [Read more...]