Alzheimer’s care

#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

Trouble Is Closer Than You Think

The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members~ Gandhi   In January of 2017 81-year-old Catherine Wicker was killed outside of her apartment complex in Raleigh by an assailant who tried to take her purse. Wicker resisted and was knocked to the ground. Here is how the official police statement described

#32 Lessons from a real world medical emergency

What really happens in a medical emergency? Everything you've prepared yourself for... Every plan you have in place... Every plan plan you have for that day and Every single item on your insanely busy schedule.... All goes to hell in a handbasket the moment the telephone rings and and the voice on the other

#31 Taking Chances with Your Parent’s Healthcare?

Good healthcare doesn't happen by chance... A visit to the doctor can be stressful and may often seem a bit rushed, especially for our aging parents.  Because of this, many older patients forget to bring up concerns they may have and doctors may forget to ask if they understand all that was said. 

#30 Assisted Living. Good Idea or not?

Assisted Living   A listener from Madrid, Spain asks the question… Is Assisted Living the right way to go for an aging parent whose spouse and caretaker has passed away?   Plus… Doing this for just 48 minutes a week can dramatically change your parents life. Follow Diane:

#29 Solving Eldercare Problems Of the Modern Family

Solving the Unique Eldercare Challenges of the Modern Family   In many countries, the concept of the extended family has all but disappeared. And the notion of the “traditional family” has dramatically changed. Stepchildren, stepparents, same sex couples, older singles living together, blended families… who is really in charge of the critical decisions

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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