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Self-Neglect Is an Underreported Type of Elder Abuse

Self-Neglect Is an Underreported Type of Elder Abuse During a visit to their hometown, Dan and Amy visited their great-aunt. Aunt Becky was glad to see them, but they were worried at what they saw in her home. Her usually spotless house was dirty and unkempt. Though she’d always taken pride in her wardrobe, her… Read More

Get Back Into Your Exercise Routine

Get Back Into Your Exercise Routine For many of us, the holidays are a hectic time! We put hours of preparation into selecting, purchasing and wrapping gifts, decorating our homes, cooking and baking, and perhaps getting ready for guests or traveling to our destination. This year, as in last year, many of us had to… Read More

How Are Seniors Doing as the Pandemic Continues?

How Are Seniors Doing as the Pandemic Continues? From the beginning of the pandemic, much attention has been paid to older adults, who are at highest risk of serious illness from COVID-19, and who have faced isolation and an interruption to their regular activities as they practiced social distancing. Recent figures show that 75% of… Read More

Fire Safety Experts Share Post-Holiday Safety Tips

Fire Safety Experts Share Post-Holiday Safety Tips In 2020, many families decided to forego their family holiday celebrations in order to avoid exposure to COVID-19. This year, with the vaccine available, more families have decided to get together. But since we skipped last year, our skills might be a little rusty! Hmmm, how long do… Read More

Last Minute (But Thoughtful) Gift Ideas For The Older Adult 

Last Minute (But Thoughtful) Gift Ideas For The Older Adult  The last few shopping days are here and you’ve found yourself stuck thinking about what to give that special elder in your life. Here are some different and thoughtful holiday gift ideas for seniors that won’t clutter the house or require  an  engineering degree to… Read More

“Home” For the Holidays? Common Signs Your Older Loved One May Need Help

“Home” For the Holidays? Common Signs Your Older Loved One May Need Help This year the holidays and holiday gatherings will look a bit different for most of us because of the pandemic. Experts advise us to stay home and limit our in-person celebrations to those living in our immediate household. Observing the holidays with… Read More

Is It Safe for My Loved One With Dementia to Own a Gun?

Is It Safe for My Loved One With Dementia to Own a Gun? The debate over guns has heated up during the past few years. But one thing most everyone on the firearm ownership opinion spectrum agrees about is that sometimes it is unsafe for an individual with mental illness to have access to guns…. Read More

Protect Your Heart All Day Long

Protect Your Heart All Day Long Experts from Greece offer insights that could provide a heart health boost morning, noon and night! Give your morning repast a makeover Does what we eat for breakfast, and how much, make a difference in the health of our arteries? Dr. Sotirios Tsalamandris, a cardiologist at the National and… Read More

Older Driver Safety Week: Ask Your Doctor About Medications

Older Driver Safety Week: Ask Your Doctor About Medications The first full week of December each year is Older Driver Safety Awareness Month, when experts focus on ways to keep seniors safe behind the wheel. This might be a driver safety evaluation, a senior driving safety course, a car inspection—and perhaps a family discussion, which… Read More