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Sleep Disorders|Avoiding a Scam|Shouting Won't Help

Sleep Disorders

The quality of sleep has gone down for more than 100 million Americans. We often feel tired or worn out when we haven’t gotten enough shut-eye the night before. But lack of sleep isn’t the only kind of sleep disorder; we can also sleep too much.

Dr. Calvin Stafford, founder of Crozer Sleep Disorder Center, has been helping patients conquer sleep disorders for many years. He joins Suzanne to give us some advice on detecting sleep disorders and what to do if we have one.

Shouting Won’t Help

For 30 years, Katherine Bouton, author of Shouting Won’t Help, lived with secret hearing loss. It began suddenly one day when she picked up the phone and couldn’t hear the person on the other end. After visiting the doctor, it was confirmed that she had serious hearing loss, but the cause could not be determined.

When Bouton finally shared her secret with her family, friends and coworkers, she discovered that they already knew. And those who didn’t thought that Bouton was aloof or arrogant. Bouton says, “A lot of people don’t get hearing aids and don’t acknowledge hearing loss because they think it’s going to make them look old or stupid. Not acknowledging your hearing loss and treating it is what makes you look old and stupid.”

After coming to terms with her disability, Bouton, a former New York Times editor, started writing her book because she couldn’t find anything that discussed adult-onset hearing loss.

Avoiding a Scam

Have you or a friend ever been the victim of a scam? Though it's unfortunate, many older Americans are victimized by a variety of home scams designed to get their money or belongings. Watch today as Suzanne and her guest, Rosemary DiLacqua, a Detective Major of Crimes for the CARE Unit in Philadelphia, discuss some of the scams that are perpetrated on the elderly. You'll learn how to detect a scam and what to do about it.

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