10 Tips to Ease Difficult Conversations with Aging Loved Ones
In our previous post, we discussed the various signs that an aging loved one may need help beyond what they’re able to provide for themselves. Once it’s determined that assistance…
What It Means to Have a Healthy Old Age
“Sixty is the new 40; 80 is the new 50,” said Dr. Thomas Lawrence, one of two board-certified geriatricians who shared their expert perspectives on aging in a recent Barclay…
Demystifying Medicare: A Guide to the ABC’s (and D)
Medicare is certainly complicated! This post explores Lisa Holloway's presentation on the matter.
Don’t Turn a Deaf Ear on Hearing Loss
In addition to physical and functional complications, hearing loss can introduce significant social and emotional challenges, particularly among the elderly.
How to Help a Senior Struggling with Depression
One might assume that living to a ripe old age would be a rite of passage of sorts, a celebratory milestone marked by decades of experience, wisdom and longevity. For…
Don’t Be Fooled by Senior Scams
A 90-year-old Army veteran sat in shock, tears running down his face, hands shaking uncontrollably. He’d just gotten a phone call about a “medical emergency” involving his adult son; he…
How Can I Keep Mom and Dad at Home?
Many wish to keep mom and dad at home, but is at home care the only option? We explore everything from family support to making your home more accessable.
Shedding Light on Sundowners Syndrome
Daylight savings time began this month, allowing most of the United States and other parts of the world one more merciful hour of sunlight each day. This is good news…
Hope and Help for Those Dealing with Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Most people associate grief with physical death. But a loved one developing dementia or Alzheimer’s evokes a similar sense of loss. As journalist and political commentator Candy Crowley so poignantly…