Help Protect Seniors Against Fraud

If it sounds too good to be true…. We are bombarded by solicitations, contest forms and requests for donations—in our mailbox, by phone, in our e-mail, at the front door, in magazines. [pullquote]“You have won…!”  “Your name has been selected…!”  “Here is your opportunity to buy at a fraction of the cost…!”  “Earn thousands a […]

Are You Taking Advantage of Medicare Health Screenings?

Are You Taking Advantage of Medicare Health Screenings? If you or a loved one is on Medicare, it’s smart to learn about the free screenings that are now available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). According to Dr. Carolyn Clancy of the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHQR), these preventive and screening tests […]

Helping Children Understand Alzheimer’s Disease

Helping Children Understand Alzheimer’s Disease Today over five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and many of these people are cared for by their families. For the youngest family members, the changes in their relative can be bewildering and scary. The National Institute on Aging shares suggestions on helping children understand and cope with […]

Four Myths About Seniors and Computers

Four Myths About Seniors and Computers Today, most of us take our computers for granted—in the workplace, in our homes, at the doctor’s office, and right at our side no matter where we go. But as soon as computers began to appear in the workplaces and homes of Americans, researchers expressed concerns about the “digital […]

Five Myths About Aging

Five Myths About Aging Common misperceptions can stand in the way of making the best choices as we grow older. Myth #1: Seniors are grouchy. Cartoon strips starring curmudgeonly old men, elderly women whacking miscreant teenagers with their canes…the crabby senior is an archetype with which we are all familiar. It is true that physical […]

Can Laughter Lower Our Blood Pressure?

Humor has been shown to benefit our health in many ways—emotionally, physically and intellectually. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently reported on two studies that show a particular benefit: It would appear that having a good laugh can help lower our blood pressure. In the first study, test subjects watched a comedy film […]

Subtle Brain Change May Cause Increased Gullibility

A 75-year-old retired professor still regularly delivered guest lectures at universities around the country. “Dad is still so sharp,” his adult children often said. And yet, his family learned that he had fallen victim to an investment scam that cost him thousands of dollars. It has long been known that seniors are at higher risk […]