scams targeting seniors

Of course we all like to think the best of people, but unfortunately a few bad apples spoil the bunch with scams targeting seniors.  CBS News recently listed the top “5 Scams Targeting Seniors“, and we wanted to share them with our website visitors. 1) Grandchild in Trouble The call comes late at night from…

Ask The Expert

Ask The Expert By: Sarah Hollingsworth Lisanby, MD, Geriactric Behavioral Science Expert April  11, 2012 – Sarah Hollingsworth Lisanby, MD, is a Geriatric Psychiatrist, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine. Before coming to Duke, Dr. Lisanby was Chief of the Brain Stimulation and Therapeutic Modulation…

aging adults

Mobility Concerns for aging adults can become apparent during the holidays. Another year of holiday cheer, and what better way to celebrate than visiting home or hosting our families? The kids opening presents, delicious food, and family moments that we will remember for many years to come.  In its most simplest, true, form – these…

Why use Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter?  Here’s Why! by Jeff Hartman Think Facebook may not be for you?  Think again – In fact, you are a part of its fastest growing audience! Just ask Florence Detlor of Menlo Park, California.  At the age of 101 she has been named one of Facebook’s oldest users –…

home care

Understanding Home Care, Companion Care Services, Assistance with Bathing, Incontinence Care, Mobility Assistance, Dressing and Grooming, Transferring and Positioning, Oral Hygiene, Feeding & More… by Doug Callahan Sure, there was a time when home care meant a cold beverage, your feet up, and a good movie. But as we grow and change, so do our…

home health care

Planning for Home Health Care – Make Your Choices Known by Comfort Keepers If you were to ask a senior family member what are their most important concerns for aging, you would likely get a wide variety of answers. According to surveys frequently conducted among the elderly, the following three principal concerns or senior life…

senior center

by Doug Callahan There’s No Excuse For Boredom When There’s A Senior Center In Your Town Let’s face it. Sitting at home alone was never much fun when you were younger, so why would you do it now?  It’s never too late to get out of the house, meet some new people, and enjoy some fun…

alzheimer's

Tips for the caregiver of an Alzheimer’s Patient Provided by The Alzheimer’s Association Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia can be overwhelming and is often described as “The 36 Hour Day.”  The caregiver must cope with declining abilities and difficult behaviors.  Basic activities of daily living often become hard…

what seniors do online

What Seniors Do Online – Top 10 Nielson-Wire, part of The Nielson Ratings Company released the “Top 10 Things That Seniors Do Online”. Here is the Top 10 List of What Seniors Do Online: 1. Check Email 2. Get Directions and Print Maps Online 3. Check The Weather 4. Pay Monthly Bills 5. View Online…

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