Why Are Seniors Reluctant to Report When They’ve Been Scammed?

Every year, millions of dollars are stolen in scams. Seniors are often the key targets because they're more likely to answer a phone and believe the scam artist's story. With so many elderly men and women falling victim to scams, why are they also so reluctant to report when they have been a victim?   Reasons Why Seniors Don't Speak Up There are two reasons why seniors are less likely to report that they've been scammed. One is that they don't know how. Make ... Read more

What Are the Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease You Should Look Out For?

Whether you have been caring for your aging parent for years or you have just gotten started on your caregiver journey with them, one issue that you have likely heard a considerable amount about is Alzheimer's disease. This is an issue that virtually all caregivers think about regularly and consider a concern for their care journey with their parent.   By understanding as much as you can about the disease you can feel more confident that if your parent should begin to show ... Read more

The Elderly Face Greater Risk of Harm When Food Poisoning Hits

Elderly people have a higher risk of harm when it comes to food poisoning. This is due to slower immune response. While seniors need to be more careful about food storage and preparation, studies performed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration find people over 65 are less careful when it comes to handling foods.     After age 65, there is a higher risk of having at least one chronic condition, which weakens the immune system. That increases the chance of contracting food poisoning. ... Read more

How Do You Handle Holiday Shopping When Your Mom Has Alzheimer’s?

Your mom's always made a big deal of Christmas. She wants to celebrate the holiday just as she always has, but the disease makes it harder. Here are tips to make holiday shopping free of stress and anxiety.       Set a Strict Budget Whoever is handling your mom's finances will know how much she can spend on presents and holiday foods. Get this number and make sure your mom sticks to it. Be honest with her that she needs to stay under that number. ... Read more