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  • Protecting your clients from senior scammers

    Protecting your clients from senior scammers

    March 15th is World Consumer Rights Day As business professionals, we’ve all contacted a customer or client when an error occurs or an adjustment needs to be made. Often it turns out to be a simple error, and the customers are thrilled when you point out the mistake—especially when it saves them money or time. […]

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  • Valentine’s Day: A Season for Sweethearts—and Scams

    Valentine’s Day: A Season for Sweethearts—and Scams

    Our minds naturally turn to thoughts of romance and love as Valentine’s Day approaches, but “love” can be a dirty word to the 25,000 Americans—many of them seniors—who reported romance scams in 2019, a number that will undoubtedly continue to climb in the future. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports seniors were bilked out of […]

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  • National Caregivers Day Set for February 19

    National Caregivers Day Set for February 19

    Recognizing Burnout and Providing Solutions for Patients & Clients An estimated 42 million Americans provided unpaid care to an aging person in 2019– roughly one in six adults in our country, according to the AARP. That means all of us come into contact with family caregivers regularly, even if we don’t realize it. Many households […]

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  • HIV ON THE RISE IN SENIORS

    HIV ON THE RISE IN SENIORS

    Assessing the risk, educating patients and clients Most people would be surprised to know that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half of Americans living with HIV in 2016 were aged 50 and older. HIV is newly diagnosed in thousands of older adults every year.  Although HIV risk factors are the […]

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  • Winter Weather Warnings

    Winter Weather Warnings

    In multi-generational households, arguments over the thermostat are common. Some people seem to always run warm, while others need an extra blanket. For many of us, the temperature can be the source of lighthearted banter as people argue about who’s hot and who’s cold in a home or office. However for seniors, the cold can […]

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  • January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

    January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

    Early Testing & Diagnosis Help Seniors Retain Their Eyesight More than 2.2 million Americans, and over 60 million people worldwide, have glaucoma, and experts estimate that half of the people who have glaucoma don’t even know they’re afflicted. The Glaucoma Research Foundation reports that glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. While glaucoma can impact […]

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  • Healthy Weight Week Set for Jan. 24-30

    Healthy Weight Week Set for Jan. 24-30

    Seniors Should Assess Weight Risks & Plan Changes for Year Ahead While across the U.S. millions of young Americans will begin diet and exercise programs as the New Year rolls in, assessing weight risk in seniors is just as important. By meeting with your physician, older adults can chart a course for a healthier lifestyle […]

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  • NATIONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION WEEK SET FOR DEC. 6-12

    NATIONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION WEEK SET FOR DEC. 6-12

    Mark Your Calendar for this Important Protection Although COVID-19 has dominated the headlines for months, we can’t forget about the annual risk of the seasonal flu. The CDC will observe National Flu Vaccination Week from Dec. 6-12, reminding people across the US that it’s not too late for seniors to protect themselves from the dangers […]

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  • Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly can Cause Surprising Symptoms

    Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly can Cause Surprising Symptoms

    Tips to Prevent an ER Visit This Busy Holiday Season Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in seniors are a very common reason for a trip to the ER and can cause serious health problems. If left untreated, a UTI can lead to acute or chronic kidney infections, which could permanently damage these vital organs and even […]

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  • Long Winter Nights May Affect Seniors

    Long Winter Nights May Affect Seniors

    Alzheimer’s & Dementia Symptoms May Increase Due to Less Sunlight While caring for or living with someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you may notice marked changes in behavior in the late afternoon or early evening. The medical community refers to it as “sundowning,” or sundown syndrome. When someone is sundowning, they may be anxious, […]

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