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The elderly who provide their birth dates and Social Security numbers potentially open up their entire financial histories to thieves.

Top Five Senior Scams

The top five senior scams and how they work, according to The National Association of Triads, Inc. and Home Instead Senior Care.

Senior scams can cost older adults everything from their life savings, to their homes, even their lives.

Senior Con Games

Stakes are high when criminals target older adults.

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Technology Helps Reduce Senior Depression, Keeps Families Connected

Seniors are sometimes fearful of the latest technology. But Internet services like Skype and email can keep them connected to family and friends, which could lift their spirits and help prevent loneliness and depression.

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Keep crucial medical information handy in case of emergency

With the CARE Medical History Bracelet, your complete personal health history will always be within arm's reach. In the form of a USB flash drive compatible with any computer, the wristband makes essential medical information readily available to medical staff in the event of an emergency. Simply use the wristband's preloaded software to enter or update your health data on a computer and then download that data to the band.

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Chart family medical history to assess potential health risks

Talking with your health care worker about your family health history can help you stay healthy! Use My Family Health Portrait to record pertinent health information about each of your relatives and generate a chart of health records or a family tree diagram. Organizing your information will help you or your doctor better visualize and assess potential health risks based on genetics and family history.

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Automated reminders reduce missed medications

Whether you or someone you care keep for forget to take your medication, you're struggling to order your medication refills on time, or you need to monitor medicines for multiple family members, the Personal Caregiver app can help keep track of all those things, as well as manage medication reminders, so you never have to miss a dose or refill again.

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Geo tracking technology keeps dementia sufferers safe and independent

Tell My Geo provides a perfect solution for family caregivers to keep track of their aging parents with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, while still allowing those loved ones to maintain their independence. The app creates a tether between two phones so adult children can monitor the location of their parents, and so their parents can easily call for help or find their way home if they've become confused or lost.

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Connect and organize to manage complex health conditions

iBiomed is a health social network and organizer for anyone or any caregiver managing a multi-symptom health condition. The mobile or web-based application arms users with easy, efficient, portable and reliable record keeping tools to simplify health management and facilitate communication with health care providers or other people like you.

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Navigate elder care situations with less stress

Life is busy. Add in caring for an aging loved one and life becomes overwhelming. ConnectAde's step-by-step process helps families navigate elder care situations and manage the responsibilities involved more easily. Know what to do, when to do it, who can help, and how to keep everyone organized.

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Information at caregiver's fingertips help respond to medical emergencies

If you are helping take care of an elderly relative, you will undoubtedly face new challenges as your loved one ages. The Elder 411 app will arm you with expert information to best manage your loved one's care. In the event of a medical emergency, you'll want the Elder 911 app immediately at your fingertips to know what to anticipate, what to do and how to react.

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