Recommended Reading for November 2017

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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


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

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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 If you are denied coverage based on this outdated standard, you have the right to […]


Keep Your Pets Close: How Animals Help Dementia

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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 […]


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

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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 […]


Recommended Reading | October 2017

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Caring for Your Parents: The Complete Family Guide (AARP®) By:  by Hugh Delehanty  (Author), Elinor Ginzler (Author), Mary Pipher (Foreword)   Drawing on AARP’s deep wellspring of expertise in the topic, AARP’s Caring for Your Parents offers both sensitive counsel and a practical road map through the complex emotional terrain many of us face as our parents’ age. This eye-opening book […]


6 Things to Consider Getting Rid of Before They Become a Burden for Your Kids

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  After my mother died, it took me nearly two years to clean out her house. Deciding what to let go of was a tedious, sometimes tearful, process. Her Depression-era childhood, nostalgia, and love of pretty things fueled her hoarding and collecting. I experienced a mild sense of guilt about not keeping some items and a […]