Safety

#47 Do you know about the “Sweetheart Scam”?

  It’s called “The Sweetheart Scam” and its gaining popularity among cybercriminals whose primary target is unsuspecting seniors. It’s unusually cruel, amazingly effective and is rendering international law enforcement agencies helpless.  This week Diane's special guest expert is personal security consultant Anthony Colandro, who shares tips on how to keep you and

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

#34 How to Crime Proof Your Aging Parents

Crime against the Elderly is Skyrocketing... As children of aging parents we need to be on the lookout for our parent’s safety and welfare. As a Gerontologist and Eldercare consultant my patients welfare and safety is my top priority. Families who can’t be there all the time hire me to be their eyes and

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,

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