Worried About Alzheimer’s? Look for These Signs

  Alzheimer’s Disease is an insidious disease that can hurt not just the person afflicted but also friends and family who are impacted as the disease progresses.  Although there is not yet a cure for Alzheimer’s, it is still possible

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How Seniors Can Most Benefit from Their Annual Doctor Visit

In 2011, as part of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare Part B recipients were guaranteed a physical exam every year.  The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is meant to help senior citizens maintain their quality of life and look at

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The Benefits of Becoming a Lifelong Learner

  Many people believe that once they leave school with a degree or diploma, they are finished with learning.  But many people, however, are realizing that this just isn’t realistic. Even if you don’t take into account learning about all of

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Scam Alert! Medicare Card Telemarketing Dangers

  Identity theft has been a significant concern for some time, particularly among senior citizens who may not be technologically savvy enough to protect themselves from cybercriminals.  To help prevent this identity theft problem the U.S. government is about to

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The Keys to Aging with Grace and Dignity

  Comedian George Carlin once famously said that he wasn’t getting old, but instead, he was getting “older” because it sounded like it lasted longer.  But getting older isn’t something that you have to fear.  In fact, by taking the

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Is Your Home Secure? A Checklist for Seniors

There’s an old adage that a person’s home is their castle.  Well, we only wish that our homes today were as secure as some of those medieval buildings. No, we aren’t suggesting you install giant walls or motes to keep out

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How To Budget For Retirement

  As people get closer to retirement, they tend to get very nervous about the prospect of trying to survive on a lower income.  It doesn’t have to be that way: retirement should be a celebration of the golden years

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The Difference Between Downsizing and Rightsizing

  In the world of business, the term “downsizing” is often a scary euphemism for “cut-backs” and “lay-offs.” Similarly, when older folks are asked to consider “downsizing” their homes, the term may take on a negative connotation. When dealing with seniors,

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Looking Into Assisted Living? Weighing the Options.

  Speaking with a loved one about moving into an assisted living home is a significant decision that confronts many Americans with elderly parents. Seniors may view this change of life as a loss of independence and a downturn in

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Should Your Senior Be Driving?

One of the things about getting older that many people dread is the loss of independence that comes with it.  Part of this independence is the ability to drive yourself around be it on out-of-town trips, to doctor’s appointments, or

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