9 Facts About Social Security


By Jason Furman, Jeffrey Zients August 14, 2015 as posted on WhiteHouse.gov Eighty years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act, changing the landscape of American society by ensuring a basic level of financial security for retired workers and their families. As President Obama stated on the Act’s 75th anniversary, Read More

Elder Abuse: “Yes, It Can Happen to You”

Lamorinda Weekly, December 3, 2014 “Hi Grandma, it’s me your favorite grandson. I was in an accident…I’m fine, but if I report it, I’ll lose my insurance and driver’s license. Can you wire me money?” Or, so the story goes. These scams are prevalent, and even those with sound minds and good hearing are being Read More

Q&A: How to Feel Closer to A Spouse with Alzheimer’s

When experts in the medical field are faced with a challenging question or complex issue, they often turn to trusted colleagues for professional input and support. Dr. Leslie Kernisan, a board-certified geriatrician and clinical instructor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Department of Medicine, tackles difficult topics on a regular basis – in Read More

Bracing for the Falls – Older Adults at Risk


According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of fatal injury among older adults – and that one-third of Americans aged 65+ are injured in falls each year. In “Bracing for the Falls of an Aging Nation”, New York Times writer Katie Hafner examines those frightening statistics Read More

NAPGCM Survey Finds a Growing and often Hidden Problem among the Elderly

Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 — Self-neglect among the elderly is a growing problem that commonly goes unreported, according to a new survey issued by the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM). Tragic cases like the ones in this article can be avoided. Having a loving, skilled caregiver take care of specific Read More