Buyer’s Remorse and Scam Victimization May Indicate Cognitive Decline

shutterstock_337113455As your loved one ages, they may begin to make unnecessary or overly expensive purchases. Even worse, they could fall victim to scams. Such incidents may not be due to individually poor shopping habits or gullibility, but a sign of declining cognitive function. A MetLife study estimated that seniors lose approximately $2.6 billion per year, and the problem is growing worse with time. Unscrupulous salespeople …Read more ›

How to Stay Young

shutterstock_70931032An extremely eye-catching title! Why? Because it touches upon a question that people have tried to answer for millennia. The centuries continue to pass as scientists, explorers, doctors, and entrepreneurs search for the miracle of how to stay young. Let’s talk about the search for eternal youth! (more…)

Benefits of the Internet That You May Not Know

shutterstock_39873493The Internet is indispensable in our own lives, but we should understand its vital role for seniors, too. They now have detailed, real-time access to the globe without ever having to leave their seats. Furthermore, along with gathering and using information from anywhere in the world, they can broadcast and share their lives with others, anywhere and at any time. …Read more ›

Unusual, Special-Focus, and Creative Retirement Options

shutterstock_84882820As a child growing up in Texas in the 1970s, I had a lot of elderly relatives. Most lived by themselves, but some were cared for by their adult children. A few lived in retirement homes, too. Then there was Uncle Martin and Aunt Lady Lee. Martin and Lady Lee were retired, but every winter they’d pack up their RV, leave South Dakota, and explore the …Read more ›

Cultural Attitudes toward the Elderly and Global Overview of Care

A Zen parable:

A farmer got so old that he couldn’t work the fields anymore. He had to spend the day just sitting on the porch. His son, still working the farm, looked up from time to time to see his father sitting there. 

“He’s of no use anymore,” the son thought to himself, “He doesn’t do anything!” One day the son got so frustrated that he built a wood coffin, dragged it over to the …Read more ›

Music Therapy and a Personalized Music Collection Helps Seniors

Music Terapy_1_3.1.2016When I was a child my family often drove to Belton, Texas, to visit relatives. We always stopped at the senior care center to visit my great-great-grandmother, “Granny-Allie.” Born in 1877, on one of our final visits, she was just days short of her one-hundredth birthday. Sadly, however, she seemed as unaware of that momentous occasion as she was everything else. My parents were …Read more ›

A Healthier, More Satisfying Old Age: Integrating Preschool Children with Seniors

Care Options_2.24.2016As boys, my friends and I played football on a makeshift field that ran the length of several front yards in our neighborhood. My yard, at the end of the block, marked one end zone. The other end zone was four houses away in Roger Longo’s yard. Occasionally, an exuberant kickoff or errant toss sent the ball skittering into the grass on the other side of …Read more ›

What Does a Senior Living Advisor Do and When Should You Contact One?

Asking-for-Help-3.2.2016Imagine you are raising your family, busily tackling the responsibilities and obligations of life, and then one day something happens. It may be an accident or case of forgetfulness that jolts you into the reality that your elderly parent or loved one is losing the ability to care for herself. Trying to keep her safe and comfortable will gradually become a harder and harder task. You may …Read more ›

When Is Assisted Living the Right Choice for Your Parents?

“When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not; but my faculties are decaying now and soon I shall be so I cannot remember any but the things that never happened.”

-Mark Twain


Timing_February-2016Mark Twain wrote about aging in his tongue-in-cheek style, but the great humorist was alluding to a situation that tugs at the heart of anyone who has ever cared …Read more ›

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