Tips for Managing Parents with Dementia

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 […]

What can you do when your help is not wanted?

What can you do when your help is not wanted?

When your parent doesn’t want help, sometimes you just have to wait for a failure.

Loneliness and It’s Impact on our “Healthspan”

Loneliness and It’s Impact on our “Healthspan”

On a personal level, the topic of loneliness has become a growing issue in my community, and not just an issue for older adults. As we move through our own life circumstances, friends come in and out of our lives. The good friendships formed when you volunteered at your kid’s elementary school grow weak when […]

The Subtle Elder Abuse You Might Not Notice

The Subtle Elder Abuse You Might Not Notice

Some forms of elder abuse are so subtle you might not notice them if you don’t know what to watch for.