Clinton’s Plan to End Alzheimer’s by 2025
Dec24

Clinton’s Plan to End Alzheimer’s by 2025

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton says she has a plan that could mean a cure for Alzheimer’s by 2025 — just a decade from now. More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. African Americans get Alzheimer’s at twice the rate of white Americans.  “There’s so much we already know,” Dr. Virginia Lee of the University of Pennsylvania said on the...

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Giving Thanks
Nov25

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving — and other major holidays when you are surrounded by extended family– is a great time to take an assessment of the elders in your life,  After you’ve gotten in your hugs and settled in for the weekend, take a look around. Is the house in good order? Is there anything off about the food. Sure, grandma’s famous cornpones may not be as light as they once were, but are they really off the mark from...

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Do You Need a Senior Advisor?
Nov01

Do You Need a Senior Advisor?

When I’m around my contemporary friends or colleagues, the conversation often turns to elder care. We are that age when parents and grandparents need extra help with every day living. A friend recently recounted on Facebook how devastated she was when she learned her elderly mother was the victim of multiple scams. Another friend told about the struggle the family had trying to make decisions for her father-in-law when he was battling...

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10 Questions For Elderly Loved Ones
Sep21

10 Questions For Elderly Loved Ones

If you had to suddenly step in to help an aging parent after a stroke or heart attack that might leave her unable to speak or think clearly, would you know what to do to help? What if he were in a coma? What would you do first? Would you know her end-of-life wishes or where he keeps the deed to the house? Many grown children – whether out of respect or fear — haven’t raised those issues with their elderly parents and that not...

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Spotlight: Elder Abuse
Jul26

Spotlight: Elder Abuse

Do you suspect that your parents or grandparents are being taken advantage off? Maybe it’s a contractor who has been pestering them to make expensive repairs. Or a distant cousin who suddenly shows up with promises to help with household, including financial, duties. Or, you notice that your mom or dad has bruises or bedsores at the facility that is supposed to be taking care of them. The US Justice Department has an Elder Justice...

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Hey Retiree, It’s Your Student Debt Calling
Jul07

Hey Retiree, It’s Your Student Debt Calling

Can you imagine being 65 or 70 and still being on the hook for student loans? And your Social Security check being garnished to pay it back? Nightmare, right? In 2013, the federal government garnished more than $150 million in Social Security benefits from Americans who still owed Uncle Sam for student loans borrowed during their working years, according to Government Accountability Office. A report on MarketWatch.com said between...

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