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Recommended Reading for October 2019

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Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old By John Leland An extraordinary look at what it means to grow old and a heartening guide to well-being, Happiness Is a Choice You Make weaves together the stories and wisdom of six New Yorkers who number among the “oldest old”― […]

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Aging and Your Eyes

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Are you holding the newspaper farther away from your eyes than you used to? Join the crowd—age can bring changes that affect your eyesight. Some changes are more serious than others, but for many problems, there are things you can do to protect your vision. The key is to have regular eye exams so you […]

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When is a Person Unfit To Make a Will?

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Testamentary capacity refers to a person’s ability to understand and execute a will. As a general rule, most people who are over the age of eighteen are thought to be competent to make and sign the will. They must be able to understand that they are signing the will, they must understand the nature of […]

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5 WAYS TECHNOLOGY HELPS FAMILY CAREGIVERS

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Family caregivers give emotional and physical care to older adults whether at home or in a residential community. Technology can find solutions to daily problems that family caregivers might face. Here are some ways Technology has provided assistance: 1. TRACKING With the use of technology, caregivers are able to keep track of what those they […]

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Do you know the Difference Between a Stockbroker and an Investment Advisor?

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Few people understand the difference between an investment advisor and a stockbroker. The difference is substantial. An investment advisor is a fiduciary; this means they have a legal and ethical duty of primary loyalty to their clients. The interests of their clients are paramount. Investment advisors receive a fee based on a percentage of the […]

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Medicare for All, Explained

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What are Medicare for All and Medicare for America, and how would these concepts change health care? As the 2020 presidential race heats up, voters are hearing more and more about Medicare for All. Yet, many of us aren’t sure exactly what that means. While Americans may fear letting go of the health care they […]

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The Effects of Gifts on Medicaid Planning

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Medicaid is a healthcare program designed to help individuals with limited income and assets afford needed medical care. Importantly, Medicaid covers long-term healthcare services such as nursing home costs and costs for at-home personal healthcare. Because Medicaid is intended to benefit those with limited income and assets, there are strict eligibility requirements based on income […]

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Recommended Reading for July 2019

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How to Say it To Seniors: Closing the Communication Gap with Our Elders  By David Solie   In How to Say It to Seniors, geriatric psychology expert David Solie offers help in removing the typical communication blocks many experiences with the elderly. By sharing his insights into the later stages of life, Solie helps in understanding the unique […]

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As We Age, Healthy Sleep Without Prescription Drugs

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Numerous surprising new products help restore and improve slumber for older adults who don’t want to resort to drug therapy. Many seniors have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep. As we age, insomnia increases due to various factors, including the use of caffeine, tobacco and alcohol; poor sleep habits; medications; and disease. Particularly as […]

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Expensive Prescription Drugs are a Problem For Us All

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In this era of intense partisanship, there is one issue on which politicians agree: Something must be done about the out-of-control increase in prices for prescription drugs. Older Americans have seen their prescription drug prices soar. Even if you do not take prescription drugs frequently or at all, you see the result of rising prices […]

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