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Manatee County Is Now a Dementia Care and Cure Initiative Community

Manatee County is now a Dementia Care and Cure Initiative community, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs announced in March. The Dementia Care and Cure Initiative is part of a statewide push to support those living with dementia as well as their families and caregivers. Manatee County is the 16th county to earn this designation…
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Avoid These 4 Scams That Target Seniors

From romance scams to COVID-19 vaccine scams, there seems to be no shortage of scams that target older adults nowadays. The details may vary, but the basic premise is to try and get personal information and/or money from an unsuspecting senior. Scams also may change over time to take advantage of the latest technology.  Here’s…
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What You Need to Know About Guardianship for Older Adults

The recently released Netflix movie “I Care A Lot” has sparked some real curiosity about what  guardianship is. In the movie, the lead character Marla Grayson manages to bilk her older adult clients out of money and assets once she is appointed as their guardian. If you care for an older adult or if you…
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5 Ways to Help Someone With Dementia Stay Physically Active

We’ve all heard about the benefits of staying physical active. Regular physical activity can improve mood, keep us physically fit, and reduce our chance of developing diseases like heart disease and diabetes. It also can help prevent cognitive decline. If someone you care for has a cognitive impairment such as dementia or Alzheimer’s, exercise is…
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Study: Money Management Problems Found Years Before Dementia Diagnosis

Researchers regularly look for early signs of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. One early sign that you don’t hear about as often is problems with money management. A February study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias were associated with adverse financial events years before clinical diagnosis. The study was the…
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How Do You Know When an Older Adult Needs Help With Their Mental Health?

Among those age 55 and older, about 20% have a mental health concern, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These include anxiety, mood disorders such as depression, and cognitive impairment.  It’s also no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic forced many older adults into isolation to stay safe. This may have helped them…
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