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Elder Abuse… is in the house

This is a story of an elderly woman. She is a retired teacher. She kind of lives alone if it were not for the unemployed 60 year old man, an acquaintance from church and a woman acquaintance from church, also in her sixties, who moved in. Her thirty something unemployed grandson took it upon himself…

How To Stop Alzheimer’s Dead In It’s Tracks

At the conference, I took the opportunity to go to as many presentations on this topic as possible so that I could report back to you.  The good news is that while Alzheimer’s is an age related disease, it is not a fait de complet of aging.   The constant thread was that lifestyle choices…

Elder Abuse…It happens in the darndest places

In this family there are five daughters who lost their mother last year. Their father, 89, (Mr. “H”) has since taken up with a 33 year old woman here on a Matricula Consular ID Card. This is an identification card issued to Mexican foreign nationals residing in the United States. This card is slated to…

Wills and Trusts

If you are a parent, please have a will or trust done. This is the best gift you can give to your children. If something happens to you, you can ensure that no one, not a relative nor the courts will fight over who should care for them. If you are an older adult with…

War Time Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits

Even though local VA offices are not very forthcoming about this benefit, it is not surprising that I am getting a lot of calls regarding this whether or not a person can avail themselves of it. There are now over 25 million US veterans eligible for of VA benefits. Most believe they are only entitled…

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