Alcohol: Elderly Substance Abuse, Part 2

Last week, we discussed the rising problem of prescription drug abuse among the elderly population. This week, we will focus on another drug that is also seeing a rise in…

Prescriptions: Elderly Substance Abuse, Part 1

People are living longer lives than ever before. This can largely be attributed to us leading healthier lifestyles that include getting adequate exercise and partaking in diets low in saturated…

Financial Abuse: A Rising Epidemic

On December 25, 2014, the Associated Press reported that two Delaware women were arrested for stealing over $129,000 from an elderly victim.  According to Delaware State Police, the arrests were…

Amy’s Angle: The Fine Line Between Caregiving & Parenting

As our parents age, we – the adult children – often find ourselves thrust into the role of primary caregiver for which we have no training, and often no warning….

Arm Your Elderly Loved One Against Scams

Traditionally, this is the time of year for reflection, glad tidings, and overall hope for the future. While everyone’s experience will not identically reflect this, we will still try our…

Physical Fitness at 65+

Honk if you love to exercise. I’ll wait. The truth is, some of us absolutely enjoy weightlifting, running, kickboxing, and other activities that elevate our heart rate, thereby making us…

Falling While Elderly – Get Ahead of the Issue

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for people 65 and older. According to the CDC, one out of every three people in that demographic falls each year. Fewer…

Traveling With Your Aging Parents

The holidays bring families together. Well, actually… planes, trains and automobiles do. And if this holiday season includes travel with your elderly parents, a little planning and preparation can go…

Eye Care and Caution for the Elderly

The face of your newborn child. The ocean at sunset. Spectacular Fourth of July fireworks. The smiling eyes of your life partner. These can all be centerpieces of amazing, lifelong…

Healthy Eating for Elderly Loved Ones

The goose is getting fat. And the turkey is beginning to suspect a few things. Thanksgiving may be an odd time to discuss healthy eating, since many of us tend…