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Boomers Today

  • Handling a Life-Altering Diagnosis

    3 MAG 2024 · Mark and Mary Kay Liston went to the ER to treat Mark's nasty cough. Several hours later the ER doctor told them that Mark had lung cancer, with a ping-pong sized mass in his lung and he needed to get to an oncologist immediately only to learn 40 days later that he did not have cancer. Mark and Mary Kay Liston are co-authors of the book “Diagnosed - Inspirational Stories After an Alarming Diagnosis.” Their goal was to write a book for others who received a similar diagnosis and describe the thoughts, doctor appointments, hospital visits and emotions one will go through.
    29 min. 54 sec.
  • Avoid Senior Frauds and Scams

    26 APR 2024 · Steve Benton helps older adults avoid the dangers of financial uncertainty and exploitation as an Elder Financial Safety Center Financial Coach and Counselor at The Senior Source. He specializes in complex cases, including fraud, scams and elder financial abuse. Steve has been active in the financial services industry for over forty years, including participation on industry boards, business conduct committees, and as a securities industry Arbitrator. Sponsor:
    29 min. 22 sec.
  • Benefits of non-Emergency Travel Companions

    12 APR 2024 · Bob Bacheler is the owner and managing director of Flying Angels, Inc. based out of Philadelphia, PA where he manages a team of medical escorts comprised of highly skilled nurses and doctors. In addition to being a Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), Bob is a Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN), a Transport Practitioner Advanced Trauma Provider (TPATC), has is certification in Travel Health (CTH) from the International Society of Travel Medicine and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP). For several years, Bob had the privilege to serve on the board of directors for Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA), where he had the opportunity to directly impact issues relating to the transportation of patients through the means of helicopters, fixed wing planes, and medical escorts. Sponsor:
    28 min. 47 sec.
  • Understanding Lewy Body Dementia

    5 APR 2024 · Mary Lou Falcone is an internationally known classical music publicist/strategist who for five decades has helped guide the careers of many prominent artists and institutions. Combining her communication skills with her background as a performer and educator, she now adds another layer: being an advocate for Lewy Body dementia (LBD) awareness. Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Zann, who died of LBD in 2020, was the inspiration for this book. A popular 1950s rock ’n’ roll musician who became a world-renowned cartoonist, illustrator, and painter, his work has been credited with being the inspiration for Roy Lichtenstein. Mary Lou and Nicky were a couple for 37 years. Sponsor:
    32 min. 17 sec.
  • The Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease is Closer

    29 MAR 2024 · Dr. Andrew Budson is Chief of Cognitive Behavioral Neurology at the VA Boston Healthcare System, Associate Director of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Professor of Neurology at Boston University, and Lecturer in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He has written 9 books, including Six Steps to Managing Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, Why We Forget and How to Remember Better, and his latest, Seven Steps to Managing Your Aging Memory—now in its 2nd edition—which explains how to distinguish changes in memory due to Alzheimer's versus normal aging, what medications, diets, and exercise regimes can help, and the best habits, strategies, and memory aids to keep your memory strong. Sponsor:
    33 min. 17 sec.
  • Working on Mental Health and Self-Care

    22 MAR 2024 · Gregory Scott Brown, M.D., is a psychiatrist, a mental health writer and the author of The Self-Healing Mind: An Essential Five-Step Practice for Overcoming Anxiety and Depression, and Revitalizing Your Life. He also co-hosts Friday Sessions, a popular Instagram Live series about mental health. Dr. Brown is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association where he serves on the Council on Communications. His commentary has been featured in The New York Times, Men's Health, and The Washington Post, as well as on The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Mark, and the PBS News Hour. Sponsor:
    27 min. 21 sec.
  • Long-Term Care Benefits for Veterans and Surviving Spouses

    15 MAR 2024 · Dr. Glenn Osborne is the Managing Director for Elder Veterans Legal Aid Group. He is a gerontologist with many years of experience in the senior living industry, and during that time Dr. Osborne learned most people either did not know about VA benefits or there was no easy way to file for them. Therefore, he decided to create a solution. Today, Glenn will explain VA benefits available to veterans and surviving spouses to help pay for needed care and how you can be an advocate and resource for, not only your clients, but your family and friends as well. Education is key in helping as many people as possible. He will also explain the services offered by Elder Veterans Legal Aid Group. Sponsor:
    37 min. 7 sec.
  • Preparing Seniors for Emergencies and Disasters

    9 MAR 2024 · Indigo Perry is the program director for Emergency Prep Help, a nonprofit that helps seniors prepare for emergencies and natural disasters. She has 30 years of experience in emergency preparedness and was burned out in a devastating wildfire in 2015. She returned to the area 18 months later and became a disaster case manager to help my community recover. That's where she saw the anxiety that seniors were experiencing, wondering when the next disaster would hit, and how they should prepare. Sponsor:
    32 min. 22 sec.
  • Other Health Risks Due To Hearing Loss

    1 MAR 2024 · Katy Crisp a board certified (mobile) audiologist licensed to practice in NC and SC. She has been pursuing audiology since she was 16. Katy graduated with a Bachelor Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders and later graduated with her doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.). Sponsor:
    29 min. 1 sec.
  • Difficulty Sleeping? How to Fix The Problem

    27 FEB 2024 · Dr. Michael Grandner is Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine in the School of Medicine, Associate Professor of Psychology in the School of Sciences, Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Associate Professor of Clinical Translational Science. He is also Director of the Arizona Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner--University Medical Center in Tucson, which oversees the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders using non-medication approaches.
    36 min. 7 sec.
Boomers Today is a talk show where experts are interviewed on many of the issues facing boomers and an aging population.

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