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Critter Corner: Want to lower your risk for Alzheimer’s? Babysit your grandkids!

Dear Commander Bun Bun,I take care of my 3 year old grandson, Jake, every day, and boy does he keep me moving. I read somewhere that spending time with grandchildren can help stave off Alzheimer's. Have you heard anything … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Are There Monetary Benefits for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Dear Commander Bun Bun,I write to you because I too was a Commander (in the U.S. Navy). I suffer from PTSD, and often have severe nightmares and flashbacks. I have been going to therapy for years, and even tried biofeedback, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Protecting My Mother from Scams

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Dear Angel,I recently visited my 80-year old mother, who is in the early stages of dementia. I noticed boxes of items that were mailed to her, including tons of magazines about body building and deep sea fishing (both of which … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What Happens When Seniors Can No Longer Care for Their Pets?

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Dear Angel,My miniature poodle, Moose, and my cat, Scooter, have been my constant companions since my husband died six years ago. They are the only warm blooded creatures that really depend on me. My dog and I usually take a … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Local High School Student Invents App to Identify Signs of Parkinson’s

Dear Baxter,My mother was taking pictures at my daughter's birthday party, and felt shaky holding the camera. This has happened in other instances, also. Recently, she's complained that her muscles are stiff, and her balance … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Alzheimer’s Accountability Act Signed Into Law

Dear Ernie and Jannette,I heard that the Alzheimer's Accountability Act was signed into law recently as part of a federal funding bill. Does this mean more money for Alzheimer's research?Thanks!Nida … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Pooled Special Needs Trusts

Dear Commander Bun Bun,I am considering a pooled special needs trust (managed by a non-profit organization) for my daughter, Shannon, who is intellectually disabled. What are some of the benefits and … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What is Partnership Qualified Long-Term Care Insurance?

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Dear Saki and Alley,I heard about Virginia's Partnership Qualified Long-Term Care Insurance. Can you tell me more about it as part of a Medicaid Asset Protection Plan? Thanks! L.T. Cayre ----- Dear L.T., Virginia’s Long-Term Care … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Meditation has Many Benefits for Seniors

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Dear Commander Bun Bun,My neighbor, Shirley, meditates every day. She says it helps with several aspects of her health, including retaining memories. Do you know anything about this?Anita Relax---Dear … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Can You Claim a Pet as a Dependent?

Dear Baxter,My dog, Rover, is like a child to me.  He is cute, loveable, and playful, and like a human child, relies on me for support. Vet bills, food, cleanup, and repairs caused by damage, have cost a lot of money this past … [Read more...]

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