How to Stave Off Dementia

Q. I am in my mid 50's and have a history of dementia in my family. My mother, three of my aunts, and one uncle died from it, and I want to do whatever I can to protect myself from the disease, if at all possible. My cousin lives … [Read more...]

PBS’ Nine to Ninety: Three Generations Face Questions of Aging

Phyllis and Joe Sabatini (source: NextAvenue) Juli Vizza, 44, is an Emmy award-winning producer and editor who typically tells the stories of others in her documentaries. Recently, she witnessed her Aunt Sarah struggling with … [Read more...]

Will Christmas Gifts Disqualify Grandma?

Q. My grandmother is really excited about Christmas this year. In the spirit of the season, she is considering making a truly meaningful gift of $5,000 to the local animal shelter, and giving another $5,000 to her church. She also … [Read more...]

It’s Not Just the “Sandwich Generation” – It’s a Triple-Decker

"Are you the ham in an intergenerational sandwich?"- Graphic by Amanda Sterczyk Marlena is a 53-year-old professional who works out of her home office and provides care for her two octogenarian parents, whose health … [Read more...]

New Law Helps More People Live Independently

Q. My widowed 82-year-old mother lives in the home she has owned for more than 60 years. She is legally blind, and has severe arthritis and diabetes, but she insists on staying in her home for now. In my opinion, in order for her … [Read more...]

How Do You Tell Loved Ones That You Have Alzheimer’s?

Greg O'Brien and his family (source: onpluto.org) Fifty-nine year old Greg O'Brien lives a healthy and happy life. He exercises every day, makes a good living, and spends lots of quality time with his wife and three … [Read more...]

Is Alzheimer’s Contagious?

  There are currently 5.2 million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer’s, and the number is expected to triple by 2050.  It has long been believed that Alzheimer's is caused only by age and genetics, but new research says … [Read more...]

Finding Joy in Alzheimer’s

Photo from everydayfamily.com Q. It's National Grandparent's Day on Sunday, September 13. My children want to do something special with their grandpa, who is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. Unfortunately, ever since the … [Read more...]

Are they Senior Moments or is it Dementia?

Can you remember the great meal you had last weekend, but can’t remember the name of the restaurant? Have you ever frantically called your cell phone in an effort to find it, only to realize it was in your pocket the whole time, … [Read more...]

70% of Americans turning 65 will need Long-Term Care

Correction: The title of our newsletter is incorrect. It should be "One in seven adults will have a disability for more than five years." We  apologize for this error!   Photo from homeaidescny.org A … [Read more...]