120 years old – if you could live that long is that what you would want? America’s population continues to grow older, with one in five expected to be seniors by the year 2050. Would you believe there are more than 50,000 centenarians – people at least 100 years old – already? That number continues … Read moreDo Today’s Seniors Want to Live to 120 Years Old? Do Younger Adults? Do You?
Seniors abused through exploitation of their finances, property or assets are targeted by people they know, including members of their family, caregivers, home contractors and financial advisers. That’s in addition to the scam artists and others we commonly think of as crooks. Financial crime – abuse somehow doesn’t seem strong enough a word – by … Read moreFinancial Abuse of Seniors: Regulators’ Guidance to Banks on Reporting Role
“Where can I learn more” and “where do I turn for help” are pleas heard from many family caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s Disease. We’ve got answers to those pleas. Family caregivers are once again the focus in this, the 4th and last (for this year) of weekly topics to mark Alzheimer’s Awareness Month … Read moreAlzheimer’s Awareness Month Week 4: Resources for Family Caregivers
12 million Americans need long term care services, a number certain to grow as the nation ages. Who will provide those services and where will we get the dollars to cover the costs? Good questions. In January 2013, Congress called for an effort to answer those questions by establishing the Commission on Long Term Care … Read moreCommission on Long Term Care Report Insights – Senior Care Corner Show
Social networking successfully and safely requires a balancing act. By it’s nature it means sharing information but at the same time that sharing can hurt us. Between the things we share that maybe shouldn’t go online and those who are out there looking for anything they can use to make money – legal or otherwise … Read moreMajority of Seniors Online – But Are They Practicing Safe Surfing & Social?
It’s both one of the most important and most challenging things most of us will do in our lifetimes – caring for a senior loved one afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease! Those special people are our focus in this, the third in Senior Care Corner’s series of weekly topics to mark World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Our … Read moreAlzheimer’s Awareness Month Week 3: Caring for Family Caregivers’ Health
Cool autumn air brings back football memories for many seniors (as may hot late summer air or even the cold of winter). It also provides opportunities for families to use football to create new memories with older loved ones. Sure, there are more important things in life than sports and lots of other ways memories … Read moreSharing Senior Loved Ones’ Football Memories and Making New Ones
We consider it a privilege and pleasure be part of a community event as important as our local Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which raises funds to benefit Alzheimer’s research on a national basis as well as local programs and does so much more. Of course, it’s one privilege we look forward to eliminating one day … Read moreLocal Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease – Fun Way to Make a Difference
Physical challenges associated with aging, injuries or illness affect many of our senior loved ones who wish to age in place. That doesn’t have to mean they are physically unable to live where they want nor give up their independence. It could be, though, they can use some assistance to be safe in their home … Read moreWhen Seniors Need Assistance with Mobility to Maintain Independence