Aggressive behavior and dementia

Q: Why do some people become aggressive when they have dementia? A: Dementia is a general term for memory loss and loss of other cognitive abilities that is severe enough to interfere with daily life. The most common form is Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for 60-80% of all cases of dementia. Unfortunately, it is not [...]

Does Medicare cover therapy services?

Q: Does Medicare cover therapy services? A: Medicare Part B does cover therapy services and other mental health outpatient services. Individual and group psychotherapy with approved licensed professionals is covered. In addition, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, family counseling (if important to help with your treatment), depression screening, and more are part of the Medicare Part [...]

Are there really secrets to healthy aging and longevity?

Q: What are the secrets to healthy aging and longevity? A: Perhaps the secrets to healthy aging and living a long life are not so secret! When I look this up online the main answers are what one would expect: staying engaged with friends and family, eating healthy, and exercising regularly.  Of course, sometimes there [...]

Eating with others can provide an emotional boost

One thing the past few years has taught us is the value of breaking bread with family and friends. Holiday meals, casual barbecues, Sunday suppers and milestone dinner celebrations were sorely missed during the height of the pandemic. My friend Nancy and I were talking recently about one of her family traditions, and it struck [...]

Trusting your “gut” is a large piece in making decisions

Q:  It feels like there is so much available information when I am trying to make decisions, from deciding if I should move, to what doctor to see, to even which restaurant to go to! How can I know if I am making the right decisions? A:  I think the availability of information nowadays on [...]

Senior Concerns and the Goebel Adult Community Center Presents Free Seminar on “The DMV, Seniors and Safety”

Senior Concerns, in partnership with the Goebel Adult Community Center, will present a free seminar titled “The DMV, Seniors and Safety” on Tuesday, August 2 at 11:00 a.m. This seminar will be held at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Seminar attendees will learn about driver license renewal requirements, testing [...]

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