Senior Woman Phone Scam

Ever gotten a voicemail that sounds a bit threatening and urgent from a vague agency that appears to be affiliated to the government? I received one today… “Department is pursuing the case file. Call the department at 469-405-8495. To get more information call 469-405-8495. Failure to call will result in serious legal consequences and suspension…

Gun Alzheimer's

Estimates show that nearly half of those over 65 either own a gun or have one in their household. And about 5.6 million people within that same age group also have Alzheimer’s. Despite all the talk about gun control in this country, few people have even considered the dangers of those with Alzheimer’s or other…

identity theft

Not that long ago, your doctor kept all of your health-related data in paper charts stored in a manila folder. Every time you visited your physician, the nurse would take notes in the chart and the doc would add info about your symptoms, prescribed medication and more. If a thief was determined to access your…

legal documents

The following comes to us from Roberson Law in Dayton, Ohio We see a lot of families in our office who cannot assist their loved one who has Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia with financial and health care matters because no one has the legal authority to act on behalf of the loved one. Often by…

planning-ahead-mom-dad

Aging—for aging parents and their adult children—sneaks up on all of us. Planning should begin early. And that includes not only the senior individual or couple, it includes the family, professional caregivers, and friends. The old African proverb tells us that it takes a village to raise a child. It is also sometimes advantageous to…

During the month of May we celebrate our mothers and recognize the many sacrifices of those who have served our country, but did you know that it’s also Older Americans Month? Older adults are an important part of our society. “Get into the Act” is the theme of this year’s celebration to focus on how…

Expect the Unexpected: Be Prepared Legally, Financially and Medically Without even a moment’s notice, you could become ill or injured and unable to take care of your own affairs. That’s why it’s so important to have all your legal, financial and medical ducks in a row—and someone ready to take care of them as soon…

According to the IRS, tax fraud can be committed in a several different ways – including using your Social Security number in order to file a tax return with the purpose of getting a fraudulent refund. Another common fraud tactic occurs when your tax return preparer can claim expenses that you are not entitled to…