Reporting Elder Abuse

Reporting Elder Abuse

It is essential to report the information to adult protective services when you see elder abuse. Adult protective services organizations exist in all 50 states and on tribal lands across America. They provide a range of elder abuse prevention, intervention, and...
Dementia Caregiver Support Resources

Dementia Caregiver Support Resources

People don’t like to talk about the mental decline of the elderly because it reminds them that such issues could affect them in the future. While Alzheimer’s is the major scare, common dementia is more likely to impact older relatives. Taking care of...
The Power of Music

The Power of Music

Original post date: 11/20/2015 Can something usually intended for leisure be combined for therapy? Music is proving to be extremely helpful in medicine by providing behavioral and emotional support for various patients, improving their disposition and quality of life....
The Cost of Being an Elder

The Cost of Being an Elder

Original post date: 12/10/2015. Revised 4/15/2021 In a time when American pharmaceutical companies are buying the rights to old medications such as morphine, colchicine (for gout- renamed Colcrys and charging $7 for a pill instead of 50 cents*), or doxycycline and...
Your Brain on Gratitude

Your Brain on Gratitude

It’s been a year. We’ve all had terrible things to face. It might be financial distress as our industry shuts down because of the pandemic. It might be the loss of a loved one to COVID-19. The missed holidays. The take-no-prisoners politics. The social...