Dr. Marion on the “Today Show”

Marion Somers, Ph.D., an experienced, nationally recognized geriatric care manager, appeared on NBC’s “Today Show” Friday to talk about the proliferation of Nintendo Wii gaming systems in retirement and elder care communities. Joined by two older gamers, Fred and Lynn, Dr. Marion discussed the benefits of seniors playing with the Wii. “The seniors love the […]

Budget Shortfalls Could Undermine Care

Economic forecasts are causing many to pinch pennies and tighten belts. Federal funding, state programs and non-profit organizations have all had to reign in spending and cut expenses, and elder care assistance resources are dwindling. Even after deciding what tasks to assign to a home caregiver or which local resources to utilize to find one, […]

Oscar Movie Portrays Alzheimer’s

Just in time for the Oscar’s – Feb 24th, the movie Away From Her offers a portrait of a woman slowly dissolving into Alzheimer’s. Her husband of over 40 years, Grant, watches as his wife, Fiona, puts frying pans into the freezer, instantly forgets what a bottle of wine is for, and covers the house […]