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: 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[…..]