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Dr. Alexis Abramson

Specialty: 
Seniors, Baby Boomers and Caregivers
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. is the leading industry expert for those over 50.  She is an inspiring speaker, blogger, corporate consultant, successful author, and award-winning entrepreneur and journalist.  Her commitment to baby boomers and mature adults has been featured in many national publications, including TIME, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur and People.
 

Alexia Abramson

Dr. Abramson is an Emmy and Gracie award-winning journalist who has appeared frequently as an on-air expert gerontologist for NBC’s Today show, CNN, CBS, MSNBC and numerous other media outlets.  She is highly-sought after as a keynote speaker at industry conferences, bringing awareness of baby boomer and mature adult issues to corporations, consumers, government agencies, and non-profit groups.  As a proven industry consultant, she is also called upon to help make products and services accessible and user-friendly to baby boomers and mature adults.  In addition, she instructs employees on how to be more sensitive to the needs of this group.  Dr. Abramson has worked closely with many major organizations, including AARP, Duracell, the Arthritis Foundation, sanofi-aventis, Philips Electronics, Harris Private Bank, Siemens, American Automobile Association (AAA), Hearing Life, Century 21, Humana, Walmart and many more.
 
Dr. Abramson is the author of four highly-acclaimed books – The Caregivers Survival Handbook, a guide to help caregivers balance the responsibilities of caring for others and for themselves; Home Safety for Seniors, a room-by-room reference and idea book for making independent senior and home-bound living easier; The 55+ Fact Book, a collection of must- know facts, statistics, and interesting information about the 55+ demographic; and The Medicare Resource Guide, a comprehensive collection of resources and documents necessary for individuals caring for aging friends or family members.
 
Her dedication to baby boomers and mature adults has won Dr. Abramson a number of professional accolades, including Working Woman Magazine’s General Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, Atlanta Small Business’ Person of the Year Award, 40 Under 40 Award, American Society of Aging’s Outstanding Small Business Award, and many others.  Dr. Abramson received her Doctorate in Gerontology from the prestigious University of Southern California’s Davis School of Gerontology.

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Dr. Alexis Abramson's Expert Answers

Having a pet can offer a sense of well-being, encouragement and even a reason for living.  Being responsible for another life often gives new meaning to the lives of those who are living alone or who have experienced a loss.  Caring for and providing a loving home to an animal companion will also encourage your father to remain active and stay healthy.  However, I strongly suggest that you don’t surprise your father with a pet.  Instead, discuss the idea with him and see if he’s open to it, g

 Changes in sleeping patterns are a normal part of aging.  As people age they tend to have a harder time falling asleep and more trouble staying asleep than when they were younger.  Fortunately there are several sleep aids that can help ease your Dads leg and muscle aches and provide more comfort to help him sleep.  One of these products is called the Butterfly Leg Massage Pillow – you can get one for him online at www.target.com.  This ergonomic pillow w