Tag Archive | aging

That checkbook equals independence

That checkbook equals independence

Work in tandem with a loved one to help instead of just taking away the checkbook.

Older Adults are More Trustin’

I was surprised to find a report from UCLA that concluded “Older people, more than younger adults, may fail to interpret an untrustworthy face as potentially dishonest, the study shows. The reason for this, the UCLA life scientists found, seems to be that a brain region called the anterior insula, which is linked to disgust […]

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.

Three Reasons to Hire An Aging Life Care Manager

Three Reasons to Hire An Aging Life Care Manager

As a caregiver, there is so much we don’t know, and I think it’s worth the money to call in an Aging Life Care Manager.

A Different Degree of Elder Abuse

A Different Degree of Elder Abuse

A few years ago, when we didn’t yet have a diagnosis, but knew something was wrong with mom and dad, we were concerned that our parents would be victims of elder-abuse scams. We had a major incident when my mom hired two contractors for the same work, one of which charged 5 times a reasonable […]

Ever wonder what you should have in place so that a loved one could help you?

Ever wonder what you should have in place so that a loved one could help you?

Robert Sharpe, host of Bringing Inspiration to Earth radio show, interviewed me about my journey to care for my parents. He focused in on the key topic I regularly evangelize — which is getting your documents, accounts and assets in order. Did you know that Consumer Reports found 7 out of 10 couples didn’t know about […]

Aging is like traveling to a foreign country

Aging is like traveling to a foreign country

Aging is like traveling to a foreign country and we need to learn to trust in others to make the most of our journey — in life as well as abroad.