Aging Population: How To Screen For Elder Financial Exploitation With Dr. Peter Lichtenberg

In this episode, Dr. Peter shares how seniors can avoid financial exploitation and what happens after your loved one falls prey to a scam. Meet Dr. Peter Lichtenberg Peter A. Lichtenberg, Ph.D., ABPP is the Director of The Institute of Gerontology and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute. He is also a Professor of Psychology at Wayne State University. He received his bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and his master’s and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University.  After his internship he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in geriatric neuropsychology at the University of Virginia Medical School where he also became a faculty member. A clinician and researcher throughout his career Dr. Lichtenberg, one of the first board certified Clinical Geropsychologists in the nation, has made contributions to the practice of psychology across a variety of areas including in Alzheimer’s disease, medical rehabilitation and with those suffering from late life depression.  He is particularly interested in the area of intersection between financial capacity and financial exploitation; finding ways to balance autonomy and protection for older adults. His work in this area led him to be a contributor to the 2008 Assessment of Diminished Capacity of Older Adults: A Handbook[…..]

Aging Population: What is Elder Financial Abuse Exploitation with Dr. Peter Lichtenberg

Financial exploitation is considered a form of elder mistreatment; the person abuses the trust of the senior and abuses or misleads the older adult into a scam. Listen to our newest episode as Dr. Peter explains what financial exploitation is for seniors. Meet Dr. Peter Lichtenberg Peter A. Lichtenberg, Ph.D., ABPP is the Director of The Institute of Gerontology and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute. He is also a Professor of Psychology at Wayne State University. He received his bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and his master’s and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University.  After his internship he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in geriatric neuropsychology at the University of Virginia Medical School where he also became a faculty member. A clinician and researcher throughout his career Dr. Lichtenberg, one of the first board certified Clinical Geropsychologists in the nation, has made contributions to the practice of psychology across a variety of areas including in Alzheimer’s disease, medical rehabilitation and with those suffering from late life depression.  He is particularly interested in the area of intersection between financial capacity and financial exploitation; finding ways to balance autonomy and protection for older adults. His work in this area[…..]

Aging Population: Financial Exploitation Is A Form of Elder Abuse with Dr. Peter Lichtenberg

There is nothing more despicable than the exploitation of the aging population. Elder abuse occurs in many forms, including financial exploitation. That’s why I have Peter A. Lichtenberg, Ph.D., ABPP, join the show. He is the Director of The Institute of Gerontology and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute. In this episode, we discuss the financial exploitation of seniors and the elderly. Tune in as Dr. Peter reveals the risk factors for elder financial exploitation. Plus, we speak about how seniors can avoid financial exploitation and what happens after your loved one falls prey to a scam.   In This Episode: [03:00] Meet Dr. Peter A. Lichtenberg. Dr. Peter explains what financial exploitation is for seniors. [07:00] Risk factors for elder financial exploitation. [16:00] How Dr. Peter helps seniors avoid financial exploitation. [21:55] About the financial exploitation survey – find out if you are at enhanced vulnerability. [26:35] How to intervene when financial exploitation is taking place. [30:40] Why you need to have a difficult conversation with your loved ones.   Key Takeaways: Financial abuse and exploitation account for thirty-six billion dollars in losses to seniors. Financial exploitation is considered a form of elder mistreatment; the person abuses the trust of the[…..]

Senior Health: Why Seniors Are At Higher Risk for Diabetes with Martha Kelso

Martha says that increasing age drive up the risk of diabetes if you’ve had poor exercise and poor nutrition throughout your lifespan. The more years you combine poor habits, the greater, the likelihood that you will develop diabetes. Meet Martha Kelso Martha Kelso is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wound Care Plus, LLC, the largest mobile wound care provider in the Midwest.  With over 20 years’ experience in advanced wound care, Kelso is a visionary and entrepreneur in the field of mobile medicine. “We identified a pressing need for access to high-quality wound management across the entire continuum of care.” This is what motivated her to establish Wound Care Plus. Their skilled and caring wound specialists use innovative products and cutting-edge technology to treat individuals with wound or skin issues at almost any site of care. They pride themselves on bringing advanced wound care and clinical excellence, supported by evidence-based medicine, to clients and caregivers alike.  And they don’t stop at wound prevention and treatment. Kelso and her team have a relentless passion for education as a vehicle to elevate the art and science of wound healing. They have educated thousands of health care professionals and caregivers, not[…..]

Senior Health: Glycemic Control Can Halt Diabetes with Martha Kelso

Managing blood sugars is amazing because it helps ward off issues; however, it still doesn’t protect you from the long-term devastating effects of diabetes. Listen to our newest episode as Martha explains how glycemic control can halt diabetes. Meet Martha Kelso Martha Kelso is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wound Care Plus, LLC, the largest mobile wound care provider in the Midwest.  With over 20 years’ experience in advanced wound care, Kelso is a visionary and entrepreneur in the field of mobile medicine. “We identified a pressing need for access to high-quality wound management across the entire continuum of care.” This is what motivated her to establish Wound Care Plus. Their skilled and caring wound specialists use innovative products and cutting-edge technology to treat individuals with wound or skin issues at almost any site of care. They pride themselves on bringing advanced wound care and clinical excellence, supported by evidence-based medicine, to clients and caregivers alike.  And they don’t stop at wound prevention and treatment. Kelso and her team have a relentless passion for education as a vehicle to elevate the art and science of wound healing. They have educated thousands of health care professionals and caregivers, not[…..]

Senior Health: Why Diabetes Slows the Healing of Wounds with Martha Kelso

In this episode, Martha Kelso, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wound Care Plus, LLC, explains to us how diabetes can affect wounds. Meet Martha Kelso Martha Kelso is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wound Care Plus, LLC, the largest mobile wound care provider in the Midwest.   With over 20 years’ experience in advanced wound care, Kelso is a visionary and entrepreneur in the field of mobile medicine. “We identified a pressing need for access to high-quality wound management across the entire continuum of care.” This is what motivated her to establish Wound Care Plus. Their skilled and caring wound specialists use innovative products and cutting-edge technology to treat individuals with wound or skin issues at almost any site of care. They pride themselves on bringing advanced wound care and clinical excellence, supported by evidence-based medicine, to clients and caregivers alike.   And they don’t stop at wound prevention and treatment. Kelso and her team have a relentless passion for education as a vehicle to elevate the art and science of wound healing. They have educated thousands of health care professionals and caregivers, not just on the practicalities of wound care, but also on federal regulations and[…..]

Senior Health: Diabetes and Wound Healing with Martha Kelso

34.2 million Americans have diabetes, and 88 million people in the United States have prediabetes. Diabetes often goes unrecognized, and people can live and have diabetes with little to no symptoms. When someone’s vision or kidneys fail, that’s when people finally understand that they have the condition. Martha Kelso, founder and CEO of Wound Care Plus, LLC., jumps into how diabetes can affect wounds. Amputation is fifteen to forty times greater for people with diabetes. Plus, people who have diabetes often end up with strokes, heart attacks, and other significant issues. Tune in as we talk about the importance of glycemic control, the foods to avoid, and different ways seniors can positively adjust their lifestyles. In This Episode: [03:30] Meet Martha Kelso. Martha explains why diabetes is such a killer. [07:00] How diabetes can affect wounds. [10:35] About glycemic control and the foods that you should avoid. [16:30] Why seniors may be at risk for developing diabetes. [21:30] The correlation between poor glycemic control and cognition. [23:55] The types of exercise to do Key Takeaways: The symptoms of diabetes are easily brushed off as something else; that’s why it goes undiagnosed for so long. Unmanaged diabetes will negatively impact the[…..]

Senior Health: Legionnaire’s Often Found in Residential Water Systems with Dr. Janet Stout

According to Dr. Janet Stout, an infectious disease microbiologist, twenty percent of people who get the Legionnaire’s disease will die from it. Legionella bacteria are found in warm water. The most significant contributions come from cooling towers, hot tubs, decorative water features, faucets, and showers. Fifty percent of buildings have Legionella bacteria in them. Visit SpecialPathogensLab.com and Special Pathogens Lab on Facebook. Meet Dr. Janet E. Stout Dr. Janet E. Stout is president and director of Special Pathogens Laboratory, and research associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. An infectious disease microbiologist, Dr. Stout is recognized worldwide for seminal discoveries and pioneering research in Legionella. Her expertise includes prevention and control strategies for Legionnaires’ disease in building water systems. Dr. Stout’s more than 30 years of research is published in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals. She also has authored textbook chapters on Legionella and Legionnaires’ disease, including the Legionella chapter in the APIC Text. An advocate for prevention, Dr. Stout assisted in developing the first Legionella prevention guideline (1993) in the United States, which continues to serve as a model for national and global health agencies and organizations.[…..]

Senior Health: Hospitals Putting Aging Population At Risk for Legionnaire’s Disease with Dr. Janet Stout

Senior folks are at a greater risk for getting Legionnaires’ disease; treatment is effective if started early, so make sure to advocate for yourself. Meet Dr. Janet E. Stout Dr. Janet E. Stout is president and director of Special Pathogens Laboratory, and research associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. An infectious disease microbiologist, Dr. Stout is recognized worldwide for seminal discoveries and pioneering research in Legionella. Her expertise includes prevention and control strategies for Legionnaires’ disease in building water systems. Dr. Stout’s more than 30 years of research is published in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals. She also has authored textbook chapters on Legionella and Legionnaires’ disease, including the Legionella chapter in the APIC Text. An advocate for prevention, Dr. Stout assisted in developing the first Legionella prevention guideline (1993) in the United States, which continues to serve as a model for national and global health agencies and organizations. Additionally, she serves on the ASHRAE Legionella standard committee for Legionella Guideline 12 and the SPC 188 committee for ANSI / ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems, the first U. S. standard for Legionella[…..]

Senior Health: What is Legionnaire’s Disease with Dr. Janet Stout Mini

Dr. Janet E. Stout is an infectious disease microbiologist; Dr. Stout is recognized worldwide for seminal discoveries and pioneering research in Legionella. Discover what is Legionnaire’s Disease on our latest episode! Meet Dr. Janet E. Stout Dr. Janet E. Stout is president and director of Special Pathogens Laboratory and a research associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. An infectious disease microbiologist, Dr. Stout is recognized worldwide for seminal discoveries and pioneering research in Legionella. Her expertise includes prevention and control strategies for Legionnaires’ disease in building water systems. Dr. Stout’s more than 30 years of research is published in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals. She also has authored textbook chapters on Legionella and Legionnaires’ disease, including the Legionella chapter in the APIC Text. An advocate for prevention, Dr. Stout assisted in developing the first Legionella prevention guideline (1993) in the United States, which continues to serve as a model for national and global health agencies and organizations. Additionally, she serves on the ASHRAE Legionella standard committee for Legionella Guideline 12 and the SPC 188 committee for ANSI / ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water[…..]