Tips for Managing Parents with Dementia

Seven ways to avoid the health scams targeting seniors

Seven ways to avoid the health scams targeting seniors

The FBI did a presentation in November for AARP that had some valuable information that can help older adults. In working with seniors now, I often seen many of these scams played out and work to undo and recoup money that has been siphoned away through exploitation. The majority of senior scams start when the […]

How often should I visit?

How often should I visit?

It is tough to know how often you should visit a loved one with dementia. Only you know what is right.

As we age, changes in our brain make us more susceptible to exploitation.

As we age, changes in our brain make us more susceptible to exploitation.

Changes in our brains as we age make us more susceptible to fraud.

It’s time to lock our credit.

It’s time to lock our credit.

Given the number of breeches, it’s time to take protecting your credit into your own hands.

Elder Fraud: The Silent Epidemic

Elder Fraud: The Silent Epidemic

Financial fraud is stealing $36 billion from our elders every year. So often, they don’t recognize it or they are too ashamed to tell family members for fear of repercussions. The Equifax breach is just one more in a long line of complications. One of the things you might do for yourself and your loved […]

When an Independent Living Community isn’t always the Right Solution

When an Independent Living Community isn’t always the Right Solution

Sometimes, it might make more sense to bring in help at home than move into a retirement community.

My deceased mom’s accounts were listed on my credit report.

My deceased mom’s accounts were listed on my credit report.

In the wake of the Equifax breach … which joins a long line of security breaks … I suggest you take a look at your own credit report now. I often talk about how to help mom and dad and manage through being the adult family caregiver, and often one of the best things you […]