Dear Baxter, I read that the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility (NOTICE) Act passed the US Senate earlier this week. Can you explain what observation care means, and what this new law would … [Read more...]
Dear Commander Bun Bun, In Mr. Farr’s recent article on the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA), he talked a lot about caregiving, but didn’t mention anything about veterans, in particular. Can you elaborate on anything … [Read more...]
Dear Commander Bun Bun, Every year, our neighborhood has a big July 4th celebration, with a fireworks display and a picnic. This year, my mother moved into our home and she has dementia. Do you have any recommendations for … [Read more...]
Critter Corner: What are some of the free preventative health services provided under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?
Dear Angel, I heard the good news about yesterday's ruling that the ACA is here to stay. Can you tell me about some of the preventative health services I am eligible for under the ACA? Thanks, Anita Call … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]