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dementia

A Public Health Emergency According to World Health Organization estimates, there are currently 47 million people worldwide living with dementia. By 2030, the WHO projects the number will grow to 75 million, and triple to nearly 150 million by 2050. Despite popular belief, dementia is not a natural part of aging. Instead, it’s a syndrome […]

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toileting

If you’re caring for an older person, you know how difficult toileting can be. Any of the common aging symptoms – from dementia, neuropathy, and balance issues – make bathroom trips more hazardous than they should be. When you add in the embarrassment factor and the intimacy of the act, the restroom can become a […]

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abuse

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been examining the elder financial abuse epidemic that steals an estimated 2.9 billion dollars from seniors every year. In our last post we provided handy tips you could use to spot financial abuse when it occurs. Before that, we looked at scams commonly perpetrated against the elderly. Today we’ll […]

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Financial Abuse

Did you know that people older than 50 control over 70% of America’s wealth? That fact helps explain why financial abuse costs American seniors close to 2.9 billion dollars every year. In our last post, we shared three scams commonly targeted towards the elderly and explored how the natural effects of aging can contribute to victimization. […]

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scams

It’s an unfortunate fact of life in America that every year 3.2 million people are targeted by scammers and identity thieves. By some estimates, these people lose 2.9 billion dollars every year, at an average of $30,000 per victim. With 1 in every ten victims losing more than $100,000. So why are seniors targeted so […]

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Active Arizona Senior Couple

A new study published in The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease has found that moderate physical exercise could play a big role in preserving the brain health of adults at high risk for Alzheimer’s Disease. Additionally, the study reinforces the important role exercise plays in overall brain health. And it provides a hopeful new course of […]

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wandering

“POLICE SEARCH FOR MISSING ALZHEIMER’S PATIENT” Headlines like this blast from news reports nearly every single day. The compulsion to wander is one of the crueler aspects of this already cruel disease. And if you’re a caretaker of a dementia patient, you’re likely already very aware of this problem. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, nearly […]

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Arizona Summer Hydration

It’s now early June and the official start of summer is just a few short weeks away, bringing with it the inevitable summer heat. For most people, the reaction to hot weather falls somewhere between joy and annoyance. But for senior citizens, hot weather can literally be life threatening. As we move ever closer to the […]

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loneliness

Loneliness is something we all experience from time-to-time. But for older Americans, feelings of loneliness can be acute and long-lasting. According to the most recent Census figures, 28% of Americans aged 65 or older lived alone. And as seniors age, their chance of personal isolation only increases. As the years go on, good friends retire or pass […]

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vascular dementia

The word ‘dementia’ is often linked hand-in-hand with Alzheimer’s Disease, but it’s really a descriptive word for a group of symptoms with many causes. By definition, dementia describes the impairment of at least two brain functions such as memory, judgement, or reasoning skills. According to the WHO, 47.5 million people have dementia worldwide, with another 7.7 people […]

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