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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

We’ve had incredible content including educational pieces on the differences between nursing homes and assisted living communities and the brain boosting power of the Mediterranean Diet, as well as thoughtful articles on the need for dementia friendly communities and planning for end-of-life care . While we have published dozens of pieces in 2015, we definitely had a handful of standouts. In case you missed them, here is a list of AgeRight’s most shared posts for seniors and their families in 2015.

2015 Top AgeRight Posts for Seniors and Their Families

Posted on December 30, 2015 | Comments Off on 2015 Top AgeRight Posts for Seniors and Their Families

We’ve had incredible content including educational pieces on the differences between nursing homes and assisted living communities and the brain boosting power of the Mediterranean Diet, as well as thoughtful articles on the need for dementia friendly communities and planning for end-of-life care . While we have published dozens of pieces in 2015, we definitely had a handful of standouts. In case you missed them, here is a list of AgeRight’s most shared posts for seniors and their families in 2015.

Signs of Dementia: While dementia affects every individual differently, there are some common signs that can be recognized. Should you see someone exhibiting one or more of these symptoms, be patient, communicate clearly, and listen.

Recognizing the Signs of Dementia

Posted on November 30, 2015 | Comments Off on Recognizing the Signs of Dementia

Signs of Dementia: While dementia affects every individual differently, there are some common signs that can be recognized. Should you see someone exhibiting one or more of these symptoms, be patient, communicate clearly, and listen.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Some seniors and their families agonize over whether to move out of a beloved home to an assisted living community while others embrace the opportunity to set up a new […]

A Checklist for Families Considering Assisted Living

Posted on October 13, 2015 | Comments Off on A Checklist for Families Considering Assisted Living

Some seniors and their families agonize over whether to move out of a beloved home to an assisted living community while others embrace the opportunity to set up a new […]

What I have realized over the last four years as I have shepherded two kids through this process is how much the search for Assisted Living parallels the college search. In the end it really is all about the “right fit”.

5 Steps to Choosing a College or an Assisted Living Community

Posted on October 7, 2015 | Comments Off on 5 Steps to Choosing a College or an Assisted Living Community

What I have realized over the last four years as I have shepherded two kids through this process is how much the search for Assisted Living parallels the college search. In the end it really is all about the “right fit”.

You love your home but the thought of impending summer yardwork and another snowstorm-ridden New England winter has you itching to get out. In Massachusetts, Jack Conway, Realtor has a specialized Senior Services Program that connects you to a  Senior Specialist, a top member of the their sales team who is specifically trained to handle the concerns of senior homeowners.

I Think I Am Ready to Move, What’s Next?

Posted on July 21, 2015 | Comments Off on I Think I Am Ready to Move, What’s Next?

You love your home but the thought of impending summer yardwork and another snowstorm-ridden New England winter has you itching to get out. In Massachusetts, Jack Conway, Realtor has a specialized Senior Services Program that connects you to a Senior Specialist, a top member of the their sales team who is specifically trained to handle the concerns of senior homeowners.

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