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The “Sweetheart” Scam

The "Sweetheart" Scam Listen to Parents Are Hard To Raise Episode 47 where Diane talks with Nationally Recognized Personal Security Expert Anthony Colandro about keeping ourselves and our parents safe from the latest scams both online and off.     Essentially the victim meets a scammer on a singles or dating website who poses as

#44 Emotional Contagion

Have you ever noticed that you feel happy around happy people, sad around depressed people, or uneasy around anxious people? Research shows that if you spend enough time with people, their emotions will actually rub off on you. It’s called emotional contagion. And this week Diane shows how it affects caregivers and their

Diogenes Syndrome — Elder Hoarding

Diogenes Syndrome AKA: Elder Hoarding By Diane Berardi, Gerontologist Eldercare Expert   There’s something in our human nature that causes us to want to collect things. Some collect autographs, some collect coins, stamps or other memorabilia. Collecting can be fun. But as we grow older, there’s a chance our innocent pastime can turn into

Beginner’s Guide to Podcasts

What is a Podcast? Think of a Podcast as radio on demand. A podcast is essentially a radio show that you can get on the Internet, so you can listen anytime you want. Podcasts really aren’t that different than any other kind of radio program. The only difference is that

#41 Hypothermia and the Elderly

Do you remember how your mom could tell you were sick just by looking at you? This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise… Learn the subtle signs scientists are now saying can tip us off that a person is about to fall ill. Plus… learn why our aging parents might truly feel