Monthly Archives: November 2017

Recommended Reading for December 2017

November 28th, 2017 (No Comments)

50 Ways To Love Your Mother By Jane Monachelli Gift ideas for aging parents when all they need is love. This book is a resource for baby boomers whose aging parents are moving into or live in downsized living spaces. Complete with websites and 800 numbers to order the gifts. Click here to purchase

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Take Away the Keys, Not the Mobility

November 28th, 2017 (No Comments)

The average American woman will outlive her ability to drive by 10 years, and men, six years, according to a recent study by Consumer Reports. Oftentimes, it’s a family member who must broach the wrenching topic of ending a lifetime in the driver’s seat. Many seniors report that losing their driving privileges is a bigger blow […]

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Busting the Top Five Medicare Myths

November 28th, 2017 (No Comments)

Nearly everyone over the age of 65 depends on it, but myths and misconceptions around Medicare persist. The government-funded health insurance program for seniors will provide more cumulative lifetime benefits to average earners than Social Security by 2055, according to a study by the Urban Institute, but its complexities inspire a host of misconceptions. Myth 1: I can […]

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Tips for Caregivers During the Holidays

November 28th, 2017 (No Comments)

During this busy season, we can be tempted to increase unhealthy behavior — such as drinking more alcohol, eating more sweets, getting less sleep and exercising less. This, in turn, lowers our defenses and makes every experience, both positive and negative, seem magnified. Here are some tips to help you come through the holiday season […]

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Recommended Reading for November 2017

November 5th, 2017 (No Comments)

30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans by Karl Pillemer Ph.D. After a chance encounter with a remarkable ninety-year-old woman, renowned gerontologist Karl Pillemer decided to find out what older people know about life that the rest of us don’t. Click here to purchase

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Don’t Let Health Care Providers Use the Improvement Standard to Deny Medicare Coverage

November 5th, 2017 (No Comments)

Have you or a loved one been denied Medicare-covered services because you’re “not improving”? Many healthcare providers are still not aware that Medicare is required to cover skilled nursing and home care even if a patient is not showing improvement. If you are denied coverage based on this outdated standard, you have the right to […]

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Keep Your Pets Close: How Animals Help Dementia

November 5th, 2017 (No Comments)

When someone is diagnosed with dementia, it is often assumed that keeping their beloved pet is impossible. This is not necessarily the case. Studies have shown that pets have actually been known to increase the health of those with dementia while providing them with a friend to spend their time with. Owning a cute and […]

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Proven Best Ways to Decrease Your Risk for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

November 5th, 2017 (No Comments)

Strong evidence that anything prevents Alzheimer’s disease is lacking, but a few changes can likely delay memory loss, according to a 2017 review by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Specific memory training, consistent exercise and controlling high blood pressure offer the best hope, the committee concluded. Members examined the best research on ways to […]

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