National Senior Independence Month

Independence is what we crave from the first time we go someplace without our parents to getting our drivers license. It is one way we mark milestones in our lives. As we age, the milestones are less exciting and can signal a decline of independence. Below are some ways to maintain independence as we or … Continued

What Is Dementia? Types, Symptoms, and Management

Dementia is defined by the National Institute of Health as: the loss of cognitive functioning (thinking, remembering, reasoning and behavioral abilities) to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life and activities. These functions can include: memory, language skills, visual perception, problem solving, self-management, the ability to focus or pay attention, and … Continued

Parkinson’s Disease – Tailoring a Plan

Parkinson’s typically conjures an image of tremors and movement instability. However, Parkinson’s disease is actually an incredibly complex neurological disorder that effects individuals differently. It can causes a wide-ranging of non-motor symptoms. These include loss of smell, constipation, cognition issues, sleep disorders, depression and swallowing problems. Everyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s should have a holistic tailored … Continued

Elder Abuse Scams Are Close to Home

When one thinks of financial elder abuse you think of the strange telephone calls requesting money for an investment scheme. You think of IRS scams or even calls about a “kidnapped” grandchild. You think of those glaringly obvious situations where you wonder how anyone could be taken advantage of. It’s surprisingly to learn that most fraudulent … Continued