Monthly Archives: September 2018

Recommended Reading for October 2018

September 30th, 2018 (No Comments)

10,000 Joys and 10,000 Sorrows: A Couple’s Journey through Alzheimer’s By, Olivia Hoblitzelle Hoblitzelle’s title reflects her Buddhist leanings (“Accept everything”) and accurately sums up the mix of anguish — and, surprisingly, joy — that washed over her and her husband of 35 years, Hob, as they dealt with his Alzheimer’s. When the couple embarked on this final […]

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How Seniors Get Taken for All They’ve Got

September 30th, 2018 (No Comments)

Think you’re too smart to fall for a scam? A new study says 1 in 18 “cognitively intact” older adults is taken in by financial fraud or abuse in any given year. Declining cognition is responsible for a 33 percent increase in susceptibility to a scam, but healthy adults are often victims, says Patricia Boyle, […]

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The Value of Life Insurance for the Final Years

September 30th, 2018 (No Comments)

Life insurance for the final years of life is generally a good thing. A death benefit can be a very valuable resource for a surviving spouse. When one member of a couple dies, one of the social securities disappears — the smaller of the two. This leaves the survivor with less income. Sometimes, pension plans […]

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Suicide is Rising for Older Adults

September 30th, 2018 (No Comments)

The recent deaths of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain were shocking to many. How could two adults who had achieved fame and financial success possibly want to take their own life? But delve into the numbers and you’ll find that depression, from which both suffered, is an equal opportunity problem, and suicide among seniors […]

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Recommended Reading for September 2018

September 2nd, 2018 (No Comments)

The Caregiver’s Survival Handbook: How to Care for Your Aging Parent Without Losing Yourself  By: Alexis Abramson One of the frustrating aspects of being a woman in the “sandwich generation” is feeling underappreciated — feeling like your own needs are not being met while you’re caught in between meeting the needs of both children and […]

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Smart Speakers are a Smart Choice For Seniors

September 2nd, 2018 (No Comments)

Have you been wondering if the time is right to get an Amazon Echo, Google Home or other similar product for yourself or loved ones? The answer is a resounding “Yes!” These handy devices can do everything from telling you the time to answering how much an elephant weighs. For anyone with mobility issues, it’s […]

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Caring for the elderly: Dealing with Resistance

September 2nd, 2018 (No Comments)

Caring for the elderly can be challenging — particularly if a loved one doesn’t want help. Understand what’s causing your loved one’s resistance and how you can encourage cooperation. One of the toughest challenges you can face when caring for the elderly is resistance to care. How do you help a loved one who doesn’t […]

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Easy Ways For Seniors to Exercise Their Brain

September 2nd, 2018 (No Comments)

As we age, we tend to become more conscious of our health. Some seniors, however, may forget that their brain also needs conditioning to maintain their overall wellness. There is a common misconception that seniors lose a significant amount of neurons, making their acquisition of data more difficult. But this was refuted in a study […]

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