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Hospice and Palliative Care are Essentially the Same Thing—Why is Hospice Covered While Palliative Care Is Not?

Q. I recently read about hospice and palliative care and now I’m thoroughly confused. They sound like exactly the same thing, but offered at different times. Why is hospice covered by Medicare and Medicaid, when palliative care is … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Do Veterans Benefits Cover Hospice and Palliative Care?

Dear Oakley, My uncle, who is a U.S. Navy veteran, has a chronic illness. His family is considering hospice or palliative care. I am wondering if either of these are covered by the VA. Thanks for your help! Pali … [Read more...]

Keto Diet for Alzheimer’s? Critics Disagree on Whether it’s Healthy and Effective

For the past year, similar to many of us, Meredith has stayed in her home and worked in her home office. She spent little time outdoors or doing the active things she used to love, such as swimming, because the pools at the rec … [Read more...]

Is a Parkinson’s Epidemic on the Horizon?

Q. We just found out that my mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. I don’t know much about Parkinson’s, except that it is a progressive neurological disease with no cure and that it affects movement. The doctor said that … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Could the COVID-19 Vaccine Negatively Affect Someone with Parkinson’s or Dementia?

Dear Angel, Q1. My father is hesitant about getting the COVID-19 vaccine because he has Parkinson’s. My friend is experiencing the same hesitancy with her mother, who is in the early stages of dementia. Have you heard anything … [Read more...]

How the Recent Stimulus Check Works if Your Loved One is in a Nursing Home

Maria’s mother, Annie, lives in a nursing home and is on Medicaid. Annie recently received a stimulus check as part of the third round of Economic Impact Payments that were sent to eligible Americans last month. For most of us, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Tips for Seniors for Financial Literacy Month

Dear Hayek, I am a caregiver for my 82-year-old mother. Sometimes she could use help with making financial decisions. What tips can you offer to me as a caregiver and to her as someone who still handles her own finances? Also, … [Read more...]

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