The Dangerous Facts About Hypothermia and the Elderly

The cold hard facts about hypothermia is that our aging parents face this danger every winter. by Diane Berardi, Gerontologist  Older adults are especially vulnerable to hypothermia because their body's response to cold can be diminished by underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, some medicines including over-the-counter cold remedies, and aging itself. As [...]

The Dangerous Facts About Hypothermia and the Elderly2018-01-25T09:10:18-05:00

When is it time to consider taking away the car keys?

Here’s a little fun fact for children of aging parents… Seniors have the highest crash death rate per mile driven, even though they drive fewer miles than younger people. In almost every industrialized country in the world, people are healthier and living longer than ever before. As a consequence, our [...]

When is it time to consider taking away the car keys?2018-01-25T09:42:03-05:00

Disaster Planning Tips for Aging Adults and their Families- What you Absolutely Need To Know

Chances are, your aging parents have probably experienced more than one disaster in their lifetime. This kind of experience can be a real asset during a disaster. Having an actual, real-world frame of reference and life experience and the ability to call upon their prior know-how, wisdom and mental resilience to survive, can help them [...]

Disaster Planning Tips for Aging Adults and their Families- What you Absolutely Need To Know2018-01-25T09:44:44-05:00