Monthly Archives: November 2014

Seniors and Money Management

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seniors and money managementMoney management can be an increasing difficult task for seniors. Not only are they typically on a fixed income, but they may also have poor eyesight that makes it more difficult to write checks or read figures. Additionally, they may be experiencing cognitive decline, causing them to forget to pay bills or record financial transactions. (more…)

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Expert Tips for Holidays & Alzheimer’s

Expert Tips for Holidays with Alzheimer’s Family Members

Expert Tips for Holidays with Alzheimer’s Family MembersAs Alzheimer’s Awareness Month comes to a close, we are just beginning the holiday season which is challenging for those with dementia and their family members. Expectations run high and often include an unrealistic picture of having the “perfect” family gatherings. Aiming for an inclusive time with loved ones is a more workable goal. Kerry Mills, an expert …Read more ›

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Index Ranks Best Cities for Successful Aging

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Madison_WIWhat do the cities of Madison, Wis., and Iowa City, Iowa, have in common? They rank at the top of the Best Cities for Successful Aging, the first-of-its-kind index that measures and ranks U.S. metropolitan areas based on their performance in promoting and enabling successful aging. (more…)

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How to Avoid Risks of Identity Theft and Pretext Calling

How to Avoid Risks of Identity Theft and Pretext Calling

How to Avoid Risks of Identity Theft and Pretext CallingHoliday shopping and traveling makes us all more vulnerable to the risks of identity theft. We’re handing more strangers our credit cards and entering personal information online. Seniors are at high risk for identity theft and particularly pretext calling, as thieves attempt to gain information from them via phone calls. But you can guard yourself and …Read more ›

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5 Tips for Handling Holiday Stress

5 Tips for Handling Holiday Stress

When I worked as a psychotherapist in private practice, it was about this time of year that my patients would begin to share how holiday stress was impacting the celebratory season. I saw signs of both anxiety and depression, particularly when their to-do lists became overwhelming. If you or a loved one is feeling the strain already, here are some simple tips for handling holiday stress. (more…)

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New Alzheimer’s Research Could Save Billions

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alzheimer's_researchPutting the emphasis on medical research and advancements that delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease could save hundreds of billions of dollars in annual treatment costs in the decades ahead, according to a study from the University of Southern California. (more…)

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World Health Organization Imagines an “Age-Friendly” World

World Health Organization Imagines an “Age-Friendly” World

World Health Organization Imagines an “Age-Friendly” WorldIn recent years, there have been great strides towards raising awareness of ageism and recognizing barriers to older adults leading full and rewarding lives. But as the population increases to become the largest demographic, more must be done to continue this forward momentum. The World Health Organization (WHO) is promoting a global initiative of “Age-Friendly in Practice” …Read more ›

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#ElderCareChat 11/19/14 Recap: Normal Aging Versus a Dementia Decline

Review highlights from this week's discussion about the striking and subtle differences between normal aging and dementia, via insights from a guest expert.During Wednesday’s live discussion, 46 new and returning participants engaged in an educational dialogue about the subtle and striking differences between normal aging and those of a dementia-related cognitive decline.

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Gray Divorce Rate on the Rise and Can Be Costly

Gray Divorce Rate on the Rise and Can Be Costly

Gray Divorce Rate on the Rise and Can Be CostlyTwenty years ago it was unusual to hear about couples over 50 divorcing. Long-term marriages were seen as stable and enduring. While still shocking when older couples end a marriage, the rate of “gray” divorce is more common now and rapidly rising. According to a 2010 study conducted by Bowling Green State University, the …Read more ›

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Making Assisted Living More Homey

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assisted_homeySome seniors may be reluctant to transition to assisted living because they don’t want to give up the personal touches that turned their previous residence into a home. The good news is: They don’t have to. (more…)

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