How to Revolutionize Your Retirement! with Dr. Dori Mintzer

With 50 years of clinical experience, Dr. Dorian (aka Dori) Mintzer is the co-author of the award-winning book, The Couples Retirement Puzzle: The 10 Must-Have Conversations for Creating an Amazing New Life Together. Today, Dr. Mintzer teaches us how to revolutionize our retirement. First, we chat about how retirement has significantly changed over the years. No longer is retirement the end of your life. Instead, retirement is just a new beginning. We talk about how to make that new beginning something meaningful. Plus, Dr. Mintzer reveals some of the must-have conversations for creating a new life together in retirement with your partner.  In This Episode: [04:25] How the notion of retirement really has been changing over the years.  [08:45] Retirement is a great time to consider what interests you have.   [11:50] Finances and health are the two most significant pieces of the retirement puzzle, and they impact everything else. [16:10] Examples of seniors who have revolutionized their retirement.   [21:50] The importance of using your wisdom for mentorship in retirement.  [25:05] About The 10 Must-Have Conversations for Creating an Amazing New Life Together.  Key Takeaways: Retirement is a transition in your life; think about what you want the next stage of your[…..]

What Patients Should Consider Before Getting A Knee or Hip Implant with Madris Kinard

Listen now as Madris Kinard talks about the safety of both hip and knee replacement implants. Meet Madris Kinard Device Events was founded by Madris Kinard in 2015 after she worked for the FDA. and discovered that safety information for medical devices was hard to come by for patients and physicians. Madris identified that patient safety and health outcomes were being critically impacted by the inaccessibility of information on adverse events caused by medical devices. That information is now easily accessible through clear, comprehensive, metrics, reports and signal alerts that healthcare professionals can use to improve health outcomes and patient safety while reducing risk for their organizations. Resources: Website: http://www.deviceevents.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/deviceeventsLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/madris/

Senior Health: Metal on Metal Hip Replacements and Metallosis with Madris Kinard

Why metallosis is so common with metal hip replacements? Madrid Kinard answers the frequently asked questions about Knee and Hip replacements in this episode! Meet Madris Kinard Device Events was founded by Madris Kinard in 2015 after she worked for the FDA. and discovered that safety information for medical devices was hard to come by for patients and physicians. Madris identified that patient safety and health outcomes were being critically impacted by the inaccessibility of information on adverse events caused by medical devices. That information is now easily accessible through clear, comprehensive, metrics, reports and signal alerts that healthcare professionals can use to improve health outcomes and patient safety while reducing risk for their organizations. Resources: Website: http://www.deviceevents.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/deviceeventsLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/madris/

Senior Health: Knee and Hip Replacement Device Complications with Madris Kinard

Knee and Hip Replacement — is it safe for seniors to undergo in this surgery? Join us in today’s episode with our guest Madris Kinard as she speaks about Knee and Hip Replacement.  Meet Madris Kinard Device Events was founded by Madris Kinard in 2015 after she worked for the FDA. and discovered that safety information for medical devices was hard to come by for patients and physicians. Madris identified that patient safety and health outcomes were being critically impacted by the inaccessibility of information on adverse events caused by medical devices. That information is now easily accessible through clear, comprehensive, metrics, reports and signal alerts that healthcare professionals can use to improve health outcomes and patient safety while reducing risk for their organizations. Links Mentioned: Website: http://www.deviceevents.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/deviceeventsLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/madris/

Senior Health: The Dangers of Knee and Hip Replacement Implants

This episode is all about the safety of both hip and knee replacement implants. Approximately 600,000 individuals in the United States receive a total knee replacement every year, and 450,000 get total hip replacements by surgeons. Sadly, at least 80,000 deaths have occurred since 2008 from medical devices in the United States. Madris Kinard of Device Events joins to explain why medical device adverse events have doubled over the past five years. Tune in as Madris reveals what you need to consider before getting a knee or hip implant and some common issues that may occur. In This Episode: [03:30] Sadly, medical device adverse events have doubled over the past five years. Madris explains why.  [08:10] Why metalosis is so common with metal hip replacements.  [13:30] What patients should consider before getting a knee or a hip implant. [18:15] The reason you may have to get your metal implants replaced multiple times.  [20:55] Advice from Madris about getting a knee or hip implant.   Key Takeaways: Medical device adverse events have doubled over the past five years because many patients are getting multiple devices simultaneously.  Typically, a senior’s hips will dislocate because of the patient’s anatomy or because the wrong device[…..]

Elderly Sexual Abuse in Residential Care Settings with Dr. Pamela Teaster

Listen now as Dr. Teaster speaks about the problem of sexual abuse in residential care settings. Meet Pamela Teaster Pamela Teaster is a professor of human development and family science at Virginia Tech and director of the Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology. Teaster has a long history of serving the public interest in ensuring that older Americans receive protection from exploitation and abuse by those in positions of power or trust. Her ongoing research focuses on the mistreatment of elders and vulnerable adults, public and private guardianship, end-of-life issues and decision-making, ethical treatment and human rights issues of vulnerable adults, and public affairs and policy. She is the coauthor or coeditor of four books and more than a hundred peer-reviewed articles, reports, and book chapters. In addition to her scholarship, Teaster is on the editorial board of the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. She is a fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. She is an active board member and former president of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. She also serves as secretary on the Board of Trustees for the Center for Guardianship Certification and secretary[…..]

Problems Associated with Public Guardianship with Dr. Pamela Teaster

Public Guardianship is made for an incapacitated person who have no willing or qualified family members or friends and who do not have adequate income or assets for the compensation of a private guardian. Dr. Pamela Teaster gives some helpful insights on the problems associated with public guardianship in this episode. Meet Pamela Teaster Pamela Teaster is a professor of human development and family science at Virginia Tech and director of the Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology. Teaster has a long history of serving the public interest in ensuring that older Americans receive protection from exploitation and abuse by those in positions of power or trust. Her ongoing research focuses on the mistreatment of elders and vulnerable adults, public and private guardianship, end-of-life issues and decision-making, ethical treatment and human rights issues of vulnerable adults, and public affairs and policy. She is the coauthor or coeditor of four books and more than a hundred peer-reviewed articles, reports, and book chapters. In addition to her scholarship, Teaster is on the editorial board of the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. She is a fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. She is[…..]

What are Public Guardianships? with Dr. Pamela Teaster

Public Guardianship — Is it made with the best interest of incapacitated people in mind? Join us in today’s episode with our guest Dr. Pamela Teaster as she talks about Public Guardianship.  Meet Pamela Teaster Pamela Teaster is a professor of human development and family science at Virginia Tech and director of the Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology. Teaster has a long history of serving the public interest in ensuring that older Americans receive protection from exploitation and abuse by those in positions of power or trust. Her ongoing research focuses on the mistreatment of elders and vulnerable adults, public and private guardianship, end-of-life issues and decision-making, ethical treatment and human rights issues of vulnerable adults, and public affairs and policy. She is the coauthor or coeditor of four books and more than a hundred peer-reviewed articles, reports, and book chapters. In addition to her scholarship, Teaster is on the editorial board of the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. She is a fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. She is an active board member and former president of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. She also[…..]

Do Public Guardianships Help the Elderly?

To get some help today, we have Dr. Pamela Teaster with us to talk about public guardianships and whether it is in the best interest of incapacitated people. Dr. Teaster is a human development and family science professor at Virginia Tech and director of the Virginia Tech Center for Gerontology. First, Dr. Teaster explains what public guardianship means. When a person is deemed to lack capacity and has no responsible person to make decisions on their behalf, the state will then appoint a public guardian. Sadly, not many people know about this unconstitutional process called public guardianship. Tune in as Dr. Teaster explains why we should be concerned about public guardianship and what seniors need to know about sexual abuse in residential care settings. In This Episode: [02:55] What exactly public guardianship means, and why older adults are appointed guardians more often than younger adults.    [07:20] The history behind public guardianship.   [10:00] Why seniors should be concerned about public guardianship.  [14:15] With public guardianship, the guardian becomes the state – it’s a critical distinction to understand.  [18:00] Dr. Teaster speaks about the problem of sexual abuse in residential care settings.   Key Takeaways: Your civil rights are under fire because of[…..]

Why the Elderly Should Avoid Visits to Banks, Brokerages and Credit Unions with Dr. Sam Sugar

Tune in as Dr. Sugar explains the importance of joint tenancy and the reason why seniors should not be making visits to banks, credit unions, and/or brokerages. Meet Dr. Sam Sugar Sam J. Sugar, MD, is a Board-Certified Specialist in Internal Medicine and Founder and President of Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship (AAAPG), a 501c3 organization designed to help expose the systematic corruption of this nation’s guardianship systems. Dr. Sugar received his MD from the Abraham Lincoln College of Medicine at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He achieved certification as a specialist in Internal Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine and is distinguished as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Sugar’s book, released in 2018, “Guardianships and the Elderly-The Perfect Crime” — an Amazon #1 New Release —sheds light on this complex, opaque system, which all too often enables those in-the-know to commit “the perfect crime.”. Dr. Sugar writes frequently at http://www.aaapg.net and is a Certified Florida Probate Court Examiner. A native Chicagoan, Dr. Sugar now lives in Hollywood, Florida, with his wife, Judy. Resources: Website: http://www.aaapg.net Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AAAPG.net/