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Tech apps, gadgets make it easier for seniors to age in place

By. Beverly Nelson When you live far from your senior parents but you still have to manage their care, you’re fighting an uphill battle. Mom doesn’t want to leave her home, but you have your own work and family obligations that need tending, and you can’t just go to her. It might seem

#49 Granny Dumping is Making a Worldwide Comeback

  What’s four-foot nine-inches tall, clad in plaid and sitting on your doorstep with a note pinned to it? Give up? Surprise! Now she’s your problem… This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise… Granny-dumping Links  Take Diane with you and listen whenever and wherever you

#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 “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

#46 Real-world Caregiver Tips to Help Manage Dementia

  With so much listener feedback from last week’s show… this week Diane continues to share more of her tried and true, real-world  tips caregivers can use to help manage the sometimes overwhelmingly stressful manifestations of dementia. Links  Take Diane with you and listen whenever and

#45 Healing Power of Song and Dance for Dementia

No disease of aging takes its toll on caregivers quite like dementia. This week on Parents Are Hard To Raise, Diane talks about the powers of music and dance to ease the symptoms of Dementia and deliver relief for both caregiver and sufferer. Links    Take

#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

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