Articles by Ashly Luckose
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and panic, a different sort of infestation thrives. And it is not the kind that lives off your blood or glucose — this kind of pest is attracted to goodwill and trust and wants your social security number along with your mother’s maiden name, ideally. We are talking scammers, the COVID-19 […]
I’d argue the least helpful sort of sight is hindsight. In support of this argument, I call my first witness, William Mulock, who once said the following: “I am not in the habit of looking back – I leave that till I get old.” On its own, this quote is fine. But like most things, […]
It catches you by surprise. Your dad just grabbed your arm and yelled in your face. This isn’t him – he is kind, soft-spoken, and gentle – but it has been happening more and more ever since he was diagnosed with dementia. This change in behavior may be due to something known as Sundowning, which […]
Queen sang about it. Your favorite windbreaker is named after it. It’s what every athlete and competitor strives to be — champion. But what is a champion? The way it’s used today, it typically means being the best in a sport or competition. And when we think of the word, we usually think of names […]
“Do not hang up, this is an urgent call.” How many times have you have heard some version of this phone greeting in the last year alone? More importantly, how many of those came in a pre-recorded, robocall? In recent years, robocalls –those pre-recorded messages delivered by a computerized auto-dialer – have been front and […]
Things go missing. It’s just what things do, especially your things. In fact, as you are reading this, you’re realizing you’ve definitely left something somewhere – you’re just not sure what thing or where just yet. Outside of breathing, eating, and sleeping, hunting for missing items is probably the most common pastime in the history […]
Beware of free vacations, unless you’re prepared for the possibility of an extended stay in a Peruvian prison for unintentionally smuggling 14.5 pounds of cocaine hidden in children’s Bibles. Though it sounds like something out of a film (like Clint Eastwood’s The Mule), it actually happened to two elderly British men last August. It’s one […]
As people age, they may start presenting certain physical and mental limitations and impairments. And the more apparent the limitations, the more likely they’re noticed and addressed –e.g., mobility issues can be solved with a walker, wheelchair, or mobility scooter; hearing and seeing issues are treated using hearing aids and eyeglasses. But there’s a kind […]
Aging is a swinging door. If in comes strength, stamina, memories and insight then out goes strength, stamina, memories and eyesight. While these changes cannot be stopped, they can and often are ignored when it comes to everyday activities such as driving. In 2016 alone over four thousand elderly drivers died in fatal car crashes, […]
There is a scam out there that has stolen over 42 million dollars in the last year alone! Have you heard about the grandparent scam?
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