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Scams of elders are common during the holidays, when companies prey on people’s loneliness and longing to help their families. Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock.com

Why the holidays are a prime time for elder abuse, and what you can do to thwart it

People often associate the holidays with children, leaving older adults out of mind, but there's reason to pay attention to them at this time of year. They are a prime target for financial scammers.
Elder abuse is far more common than many believe, making an already challenging time of life harder for those who are victims of it. SpeedKingz/Shutterstock.com

Elder abuse increasing, without increased awareness

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15; were you aware? Not many people are, yet abuse is growing. Two experts explain the trend and offer possible solutions.
Most people are fine with a drink, but when one becomes several, there may be a problem. Zachary Byer/Shutterstock.com

Are your grandparents getting tipsy at the holiday party?

Drinking among older adults is up. And while overdrinking may not pose an immediate threat of overdose, it is not healthy for seniors, many of whom take several medications and are at risk for falls.
Daily tasks such as cooking and cleaning are out of the reach of many seniors. Nancy Beijersbergen/Shutterstock.com

Most caregivers of people with dementia are family members, and they need help

November is National Family Caregivers Month; did they get your attention? If not, you are not alone. Family caregivers are overlooked by the health care system, and they are burning out. Here's why.
Healthy aging is a new norm, researchers say, with older adults having a new name and attitude. By YAKOBCHUK VIACHESLAV/Shutterstock.com

As life expectancies rise, so are expectations for healthy aging

The age of the US is increasing, and with it, new expectations of health and happiness. Is the US prepared for the wave of baby boomers who will live long and want to be as healthy as they do?

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