Burial and Memorial Benefits 
from the VA

If you are a Veteran of one of the U.S. Armed Forces or if you have a loved one who is, it’s important to be aware that burial and memorial benefits might be available to you from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (more often referred to as the VA). Read on to learn to find out if you are eligible, what the benefits are, and how loved ones can gain support after a Veteran’s death. . . . READ THE REST

Beyond Alzheimer’s: Other Types of Dementia That Plague Older Adults

While dementia is more common amongst older adults, it is by no means a normal part of aging. That said, it is believed that more than half of people who are 85 years of age or older have some form of dementia. Therefore, if you are caring for an older adult, dementia might very well touch your life. But what exactly is dementia? And while we hear regularly about Alzheimer’s, is Alzheimer’s the only form of the disease? . . . READ THE REST

So You Want to Be a Professional Caregiver

Working as a professional caregiver is a very rewarding role, but it’s important to be aware of the interpersonal and professional skills needed to succeed. Let's look at eight key areas that will have an impact on your career as a professional caregiver. . . . READ THE REST

10 Easy Easter Desserts

Easter is such a lovely time of year. As well as being a holiday celebration — filled with delicious treats and decorated with cute bunnies, chicks, and brightly colored eggs — it also signals the start of spring. To help you plan your Easter celebration, we have gathered together some delicious Easter desserts, some as recipe links and others in video format, so you can choose what works best for you. . . . READ THE REST

Advice from the IRS for Seniors Preparing to File Taxes for 2020

Let’s be honest— very few people enjoy that time of year when tax returns are due. And, when it comes to seniors, there are specific areas that need close attention. The good news is that the IRS publishes advice online to help make the process smoother and easier for older adults. . . . READ THE REST

Is 24/7 Live-In Care a Better Option for Your Loved One?

If you are considering care options for an older adult, you might look at residential care initially, thinking it’s the only option for your loved one. However, the good news is there is an important alternative to consider: Live-in home care — having a caregiver provide assistance in the home 24 hours a day, seven days a week— is an option you'll want to explore. In this article, we are going to examine its advantages. . . . READ THE REST

To Stay or to Leave

Longtime crooner Tony Bennett has been battling Alzheimer’s for years now. His story has a compelling twist that just about every senior can identify with. . . . READ THE REST

Organizations that Help the Elderly

If you care for an older adult, it can sometimes seem difficult to access the information or practical help you require. Maybe you need advice about a housing issue, you might have a finance question, or you might need support around a particular healthcare need. Luckily, there are many organizations that specialize in helping the elderly — and by default, those who care for them as well. . . . READ THE REST

Protecting Older Adults from COVID-19 Vaccination Scams

Sadly, there will always be scammers and fraudsters who are looking to take advantage of vulnerable people, such as the elderly. The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception, and alerts are already being raised about vaccination scams. . . . READ THE REST

COVID-19 Vaccines: What Older Adults Need to Know

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for everyone. However, there is now hope on the horizon with the arrival of the vaccination program. The older a person is when they contract the COVID-19 virus, the greater the risk of serious illness and death, with those over the age of 70 most seriously affected. Because of this most countries, including the USA, are starting their vaccination program with older adults, as the protection offered by the vaccinations will most benefit seniors. . . . READ THE REST