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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