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Flu Vaccine may help in fight Against Dementia

A research team at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada suggests that getting vaccinated regularly now can protect us from other diseases later. Prof. Dawn Bowdish...
Hints for Caregivers

Helpful Hints for Caregivers

Reuters recently reported that a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine concludes that for obese people over age 64, the combination of aerobic exercise and weight training is better…
Diet or Regular Soda?

Diet or Regular Soda?

More tips for family caregivers: Most people think that drinking a diet soda is a healthy alternative to regular soda.  However, CNN reported that gulping down an artificially sweetened beverage not…
Common Scams aimed at Seniors in 2016

Common Scams aimed at Seniors in 2016

    Are you or Have you been scammed? A review of more than 5 million fraud and other complaints filed with the FTC in 2015 and 2016 showed that consumers aged 60 and over primarily…
Emotional support may be the key for seniors living by themselves

Emotional support may be the key for seniors living by themselves

One of the toughest decisions a guardian will have to make is whether a senior should continue to remain at home by himself/herself.  A recent study published in the Journal of Applied Gerontology indicated…
How to obtain a spouse’s medical records?

How to obtain a spouse’s medical records?

Another potential medical nightmare: obtaining medical records The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") was enacted by the United States Congress and signed by President…
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Issues Regarding “Life Sustaining Treatment”

A Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare Decisions (also known as a “Living Will”) authorizes your agent to make decisions about your care when you are unable to do so.  One of the most important…
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HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR GUARDIANS AND CAREGIVERS

Helpful Information for Guardians and Caregivers Did you know that 1 in 3 Americans aged 65+ falls every year?  Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls…
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Preventing Dementia: A New Study

Engaging in regular physical exercise, eating a Mediterranean Diet, not smoking, and drinking alcohol in moderation were all found to decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia…
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Brain Training and Dementia

One of the most common reasons for the imposition of a guardianship is the onset of dementia.  When a person is no longer able to manage their financial or medical affairs as a result of cognitive impairments,…
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Flu Vaccine May Help in Fight Against Dementia

A research team at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada suggests that getting vaccinated regularly now can protect us from other diseases later.  Prof. Dawn Bowdish, who holds a Canada Research Chair…
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Understanding the Difference Between Palliative and Hospice Care

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for…
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Further Efforts to Remove Concerns about Reporting Exploitation

The House of Representatives has passed a bill in July that would make it easier for financial advisors to report financial abuse (“exploitation”) of the elderly.  H.R. 4538, known as the “Senior…
Seniors Gain Benefits from use of Medicinal Marijuana

Seniors Gain Benefits from use of Medicinal Marijuana

Nevada has permitted the use of medicinal marijuana since 2001.  However, in 2013 the Legislature voted to permit the establishment of medicinal marijuana dispensaries throughout the state.  NRS 453A…
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Important Tips for Senior Investors

FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Rule 1250(b) requires all broker-dealers to provide continuing education for their representatives, and their training plans must be appropriate for all…
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Medication Tips for Family Guardians

“Polypharmacy” is a term used to describe the use of four or more medications by a patient. Currently, 44% of men and 57% of women older than age 65 take five or more medications per week; about 12%…
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Advance Directives and the Importance of Physician Consultations

Unfortunately, people routinely execute advanced directives and never discuss its important ramifications. I generally advise clients to discuss the DPOA with their physicians but suspect this rarely…
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Cancelling Door-to-Door Solicitations

Seniors are often targeted by door-to-door solicitations.  Door-to-door solicitations are defined as a sale made by a seller at a place other than the seller’s place of business.  However, these sales…