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Seniors, Their Pets, And Heat-Related Illness

As seniors becoming increasingly more ill and disabled, it becomes more difficult for them to care for their elderly pets.  Their elderly pets require greater care needs with the development of chronic illness, pain, incontinence, and difficulty getting around. 

Non-medical agencies like AA Care Services can assist the senior citizen to meet the basic care needs of their pets,

When Should Seniors Stop Driving?

As a Geriatric Care Manager I often get asked “when should I take away the keys to my Mom or Dad’s car?  The answer is, there is no clear answer as we all age differently. There are however, some factors you should consider in your decision which I have outlined below.

You should consider the following to help you decide:

  • Has there been an increase in the number of fender benders?

Why Has The Shingles Vaccine Not Caught On?

To close out our series on shingles, we address the question “Why has the availability of the vaccine not caught on?”

 

The shingles vaccine, Zostavax, was approved by the FDA in the spring of 2006.  
The clinical trials of the vaccine halved the risk of getting shingles and decreased by two thirds the risk of developing postherpetic neuralgia,

Protecting Your Identity on Facebook

In March, I attended the Long Term Care Conference in Dallas and had the opportunity to listen to our keynote speaker, Frank Abagnale (who you may remember from “Catch Me If You Can”, the movie biography that revealed his early life of crime.)

“Mr. Abagnale believes that because punishment for fraud and recovery of stolen funds is so rare,