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Your Top 8 Most-read Stories of 2016

Posted on December 30, 2016 | No Comments

While we cover a lot of topics here on our AgeRight Blog, we certainly had a few stand out pieces this year on a range of topics that covered senior […]

Scams, Spam and other Senior-Targeted Fraud

Posted on May 2, 2016 | No Comments

It has been a while since the deposed Prince of East Overshoe contacted me to help him get $20,000,000 out of the country, with of course a large cut to […]

When is it no longer safe for seniors to drive?

Posted on January 5, 2016 | Comments Off on When is it no longer safe for seniors to drive?

Driving by mature citizens is one of the most difficult issues we face as a society. Although we all agree that aging can impair certain functions required to drive, such as eyesight, we do not agree on when the impairment reaches the point that driving is not safe. Legally, in Massachusetts, the test for driving is applied on a case by case basis.

Helping Kids Cope When A Family Member Has Dementia

Posted on October 22, 2015 | Comments Off on Helping Kids Cope When A Family Member Has Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia can be especially confusing for a young child or even a teenager. They may feel hurt not to be remembered or scared by a grandparent’s change in behavior. Educate your child about the disease, prepare for visits, and talk often about feelings.

Simplify! Your Heirs Will Thank You

Posted on October 20, 2015 | Comments Off on Simplify! Your Heirs Will Thank You

In some cases, people pay more in legal fees to access assets that were left out of a trust than the assets are worth. I have taken to advising my clients to simplify by liquidating all their “little” assets. If you are not sure exactly what you own, here is what to do.

4 Important Facts: Tax Breaks & Assisted Living

Posted on February 3, 2015 | Comments Off on 4 Important Facts: Tax Breaks & Assisted Living

Questions often arise about the cost of assisted living and whether any of those costs are tax deductible. These four basic principles concerning tax deductibility of assisted living expenses can help you navigate through your filing questions.

Improving balance to prevent falls

Posted on June 7, 2013 | Comments Off on Improving balance to prevent falls

Muscle mass naturally deteriorates with the aging process. This includes the muscles that are crucial to balance, such as the abs, lower back, glutes, hip flexors and pelvic floor. Strengthening the muscles in these areas is important for mobility as well as preventing falls.

Six Stretches to De-stress Your Body and Refocus Your Mind

Posted on March 27, 2013 | Comments Off on Six Stretches to De-stress Your Body and Refocus Your Mind

De-stressing your body not only makes you feel better, but it can enhance your interactions with others. Caring for a loved one can be a major cause of stress, and learning to diffuse this tension can allow you to continue giving them the love and care they deserve. Try these stretches the next time stress gets the best of you.

June is National Home Safety Month which begs the question: Have you looked around your home recently to make sure it’s safe for your loved one with Alzheimer’s? Here are […]

Is Your Home Alzheimer’s Proof?

Posted on June 4, 2012 | Comments Off on Is Your Home Alzheimer’s Proof?

June is National Home Safety Month which begs the question: Have you looked around your home recently to make sure it’s safe for your loved one with Alzheimer’s? Here are […]

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