Seniors Lose Billions to Scams

The AARP published an article January 18, 2019 about a Senate report that seniors lose about $2.9 billion every year to scams. Seniors suffering from even mild memory loss are more likely to fall prey to these scammers. Police have Difficulty Tracking The police have difficulty in tracking down these cyber criminals, as many of…

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Hearing Aid may Lower Risk for Dementia in Seniors with Hearing Loss

According to a new study by researchers at the University of Exeter and King’s college London, people with hearing loss due to aging who wear a hearing aid can lower their risk for dementia. The study was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles, July 2019. PROTECT Online Study The PROTECT online…

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in Grandfamilies

About 2.6 million children across America are being raised by their grandparents and the numbers continue to climb, mainly due to the opoid crisis and other factors that cause disruption to families like divorce or the death of the parents. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Are they up to the Job? A study abstract “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren:…

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The Silver Tsunami of the Workforce

The “Silver Tsunami” of the Workforce Last year during National Skilled Nursing Care Week, we wrote about the coming “Silver Tsunami” in our blog post from May 15, 2018. We wrote how the entrance of millions of baby boomers who would be retiring from the work force into the silver tsunami might result in millions…

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Diagnostic Screening Tests can Save Lives but Sometimes Pose Risks

Modern medicine offers diagnostic screening tests that can save lives by detecting dangerous diseases when they are at their very early stages when they can still be treated. These include early screening for heart disease and various types of cancers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the number…

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Flu Vaccines Need to be Improved for Seniors

The new flu season has begun, but according to a report from an AARP Bulletin that analyzed data from the government, deaths from flu in seniors over age 65 have risen in the last few years. More than 12,000 seniors died from flu and flu complications during last year’s flu season that began October 1,…

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Seniors over Age 85 are Returning to the Work Force

Work Begins at 85! Due to rising health costs and declining income, more and more seniors over the age of 85 are entering the work force. At the same time more and more seniors are also filing for bankruptcy. According to a research report on the the Consumer Bankruptcy Project, the rate of seniors filing…

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Tips for Managing Sundown Syndrome

Signs of Sundown Syndrome A strange phenomena that sometimes occurs in seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s is called Sundown Syndrome (sundowning) because this always occurs around the time that the sun is setting.   Basically, demented seniors begin to show signs of agitation, anxiety, confusion, sadness, anger, mood changes and even aggression that begins in the…

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