Normal and Abnormal Memory Loss

Q: Some time ago you wrote a column about “senior moments” and what was normal versus abnormal. Could you print that again? A: A number of years ago I attended a seminar on this topic given by the Alzheimer’s Association. At the end of the session, all attendees received a list of normal versus abnormal [...]

By |December 31st, 2013|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Adjustment Can Be Tough After Long Time Partner Dies

Q: My parents were married for more than 50 years, and now mom is gone. Dad insists on living alone but seems unable to manage his household. I’m sure this is common but wonder whether there is a way to plan for living alone? A: It is fairly common. Women generally find they know too [...]

By |December 24th, 2013|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Take careful look at privacy notices before tossing them as junk mail

Q: When I receive bills and statements I always throw all the inserts away. After talking with a neighbor I realize some of those inserts may have been privacy notices on which I should have taken action. Is there anything I can do? A: Even if you threw away the notices, you can act at [...]

By |December 18th, 2013|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

A fond farewell to the incandescent light bulb

I’ve had bad memories of the incandescent light bulb ever since third grade, so the recent news that the 40- and 75-watt versions of the bulb will be phased out in 2014 didn’t upset me in the least. It all began with my science fair that year. I was at a loss for a project [...]

By |December 18th, 2013|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments

Senior Concerns expands leadership team

Nonprofit adds licensed counselor, dietician Senior Concerns has announced the addition of two new members to its leadership team. The expansion is part of an effort to meet the growing needs of seniors and their family caregivers throughout eastern Ventura County. Registered dietician Lisa Weaver has been named the director of nutrition services. Weaver will [...]

By |December 13th, 2013|In the News|0 Comments

Turkey basters: an endangered species

This November, for the first time in 25 years, my husband and I traveled back east for Thanksgiving. It’s not that we don’t visit family a few times a year, but it always seemed that traveling from Los Angeles to Boston on one of the most heavily traveled weekends of the year was a recipe [...]

By |December 4th, 2013|The Other Side of 50|0 Comments