Betty Berry’s Column2020-01-06T23:39:15+00:00

Betty Berry’s Column

Senior Concerns’ Senior Advocate Betty Berry’s column appears weekly in the Ventura County Star.

Can lifestyle affect memory?

QUESTION: I keep hearing that our lifestyle can affect our memory. Can diet and exercise really help our memory and prevent dementia? ANSWER: I wish I had the perfect answer that by changing your diet and exercising more you could prevent dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. Unfortunately, we still have no [...]

By |December 4th, 2019|Categories: Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Family caregiving needs are on the rise

QUESTION: I am reading and hearing more and more about family caregivers and family caregiving. Do you have any facts or figures about this subject? ANSWER: You are hearing more and more about family caregiving and family caregivers because the need for this type of care is growing every day. [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Navigating placement options

QUESTION: I am a caregiver for a family member and currently doing okay but I know in the future I will need to seek placement. What should I look for in selecting a facility? ANSWER: You are to be commended for looking into placement well in advance of when you [...]

By |November 6th, 2019|Categories: Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Navigating placement options

QUESTION: I am a caregiver for a family member and currently doing okay but I know in the future I will need to seek placement. What should I look for in selecting a facility? ANSWER: You are to be commended for looking into placement well in advance of when you [...]

By |November 6th, 2019|Categories: Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Walkers need to be alert at all times

QUESTION: I have been told walking will help my physical problems. While I think walking a great exercise I am concerned with traffic and potential accidents. Do you have any hints on ways to reduce a chance of an accident? ANSWER: Pedestrian safety is very important because it affects each [...]

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Medicare and the appeal process

Question: Medicare denied payment for services I recently had and indicated I could appeal their decision. How do I start this process? ANSWER: Denial of payment for services can occur for many reasons. Before starting the appeal process it would be wise to talk with provider’s office to see if [...]

By |September 4th, 2019|Categories: Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Protecting yourself from scammers

QUESTION: It seems that calls from marketers are growing and the scammers are getting more cleaver and believable. Do you have any hints on what we can do to protect ourselves? ANSWER: As the marketers and other fraudsters become more believable we must look at ourselves – what are our [...]

By |August 21st, 2019|Categories: Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments
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