Safety

Research on Elderly Falls Reveals Some Quirky Findings- Dr. Bob Wood – Episode #104

Research Reveals Some Quirky Results About Fall Risks and the Elderly  What does having difficulty buttoning you shirt reveal about your Falls risk?  When someone experiences a fall, here's what NOT to do (the answer may surprise you).   Recent public health surveillance data shows some startling statistics: Every eleven seconds, another older adult

Elder Scams Update – Detective Joe Roubicek All That’s New in the… Flim-Flam, Conman, Crime-fighting Boogaloo- Episode #96

This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise… our favorite crime fighter and elder-exploitation super sleuth, Detective Joe Roubicek, is back to update us on the current cons, scams and flim-flams targeting us and our aging parents. Listen to this episode... just click play ▶️ on the player below Here

The Dangerous Facts About Hypothermia and the Elderly

The cold hard facts about hypothermia is that our aging parents face this danger every winter. by Diane Berardi, Gerontologist  Older adults are especially vulnerable to hypothermia because their body's response to cold can be diminished by underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, some medicines including over-the-counter cold remedies, and aging itself. As

When is it time to consider taking away the car keys?

Here’s a little fun fact for children of aging parents…   Seniors have the highest crash death rate per mile driven, even though they drive fewer miles than younger people. In almost every industrialized country in the world, people are healthier and living longer than ever before. As a consequence,