The Death of Long-Term Care Insurance?

Maureen’s husband is retiring within the next few years, and her family is now planning in advance for long-term care, in case the need should arise in the future. Recently, in doing some research on long-term care insurance, … [Read more...]

An Alternative Way to Alleviate Chronic Pain

Q. My mother, Grace, suffers from chronic back pain and arthritis. Sometimes, she is so stiff that she cannot move without wincing in pain, and has to stay in bed all day. She has tried everything, including visiting doctors and … [Read more...]

A Must-Have Document for Family Caregivers

Kayla’s father, Bob, is in the early stages of dementia. She has hired paid caregivers who have come and gone because Bob has tendencies towards anger and violent outbursts. Kayla has decided that the time has come to quit her job … [Read more...]

Brain Training to Keep Seniors on the Road Longer

Q. When I was growing up, my father used to always be the one to drive our family everywhere. We would never fly, because it was “too expensive,” and I think it was also because dad loved driving. To this day, he and my mother … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Driver Cessation and the Advance Driving Directive

Dear Angel, My mother has had Parkinson’s for 5 years and is a little shaky, but her doctor says she can still drive for the time being. Unfortunately, when the time comes for her to give up the car keys, I see it being a very … [Read more...]

Intergenerational Living with a Purpose

Mary Steele, 82, spends her days giving rides to children who may have missed the school bus, or teens who need a ride to the mall. She plays trucks with a 5-year-old boy whose mother is at work, and talks to neighbors about their … [Read more...]

Election 2016 Roundup- Five Major Issues Affecting Seniors

In just a week from today, we’ll be casting our votes for the person who will lead this country for the next four years. If you’re still undecided because you are not entirely thrilled with any of the candidates this year, you can … [Read more...]

Planning Your Own “Unique” Funeral — a Scary Undertaking?

Renato Bialetti's family placed his ashes in a replica coffee pot urn. Q. I recently read about a funeral for 50-year-old Renato Garcia, where his body was on display at his own wake, wearing a Green Lantern costume. When asked … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Medicaid and Prepaid Funerals

Dear Angel, We are considering whether to prepay for my husband’s funeral to lock in prices, to relieve the burden of family members during what will surely be a stressful time, and to ensure his personal wishes are carried … [Read more...]

Our Top 10 Scariest Articles of 2016 (If You Dare)

With Halloween upon us, now is the time when we present you with this year’s scariest stories. From one typo costing you your computer to loved ones with Alzheimer's owning guns, we uncovered some scary ground. To celebrate … [Read more...]