Beware of these Financial Scams Targeting the Elderly

The following is presented for informational purposes only.   A sobering truth is that older adults are oftentimes the target of costly scams. It makes perfect sense: they tend to have a more robust nest egg. What’s more, they might not know how to go about reporting such a crime, or might be embarrassed to[…]

Tips to Avoid Falls and Fractures

A few household fixes, like clearing away clutter, can help you avoid taking a spill and possibly breaking a bone.   Get Moving Regular exercise is a great way to improve your balance and flexibility. It also helps your bones get stronger and denser. That will lower the chance that you’ll fall and break one.[…]

Getting Active Could Help Boost Memory

A new recommendation from the American Academy of Neurology suggests that exercise can help people with mild cognitive impairment.   Physical activity is good for the body and the brain, but what about people with thinking and memory difficulties?   A new recommendation from the American Academy of Neurology suggests that exercise is indeed helpful for people[…]

Over 50? Why You Need to Exercise

Working out helps delay and sometimes improves heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Try dancing, cycling, and other activities.   You Need Exercise Now More Than Ever Let’s face it: A 50- or 60-year-old body isn’t the same as a 20-year-old one. You won’t be able to do the same things — nor should[…]

Communication and Dementia

Ways to Communicate if Mom or Dad Have Dementia  Your Approach Sets the Tone Do an environmental scan as you enter the room. What emotional vibes do you feel? Treat the person with respect and dignity Kindness, compassion, patience and reassurance are key Think about how you are presenting yourself. Try a calm, gentle, matter[…]

Safety in the Sun and Heat | National Safety Month 2016

HEAT ILLNESSES CAN BE FATAL: Would You Know What to Do?   Did you know your body is constantly in a struggle to disperse the heat it produces? Most of the time, you’re hardly aware of it – unless your body is exposed to more heat than it can handle.   In 2013, 372 people died[…]

Protecting Skin from Winter Weather Damage

Contrary to the popular jingle, Jack Frost doesn’t just nip—he often bites. And, far from attacking just your nose, he targets the largest organ you possess—your skin.   The bitter cold and blistering winds of winter can quickly strip skin of its moisture, leaving it prone to itching, cracking and bleeding. Broken skin is a[…]

November is National Caregivers Month

Caregiving is something that often occurs within families without anyone realizing it is happening. Whether it is mowing Grandma’s lawn or cleaning out the gutters, or bringing Grandpa another cup of coffee, those are acts of caregiving.   Those things may not be on the same scale as helping someone bathe or get dressed, but[…]