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Ignoring Hearing Loss Can Dramatically Increase Likelihood of Dementia

Q. I am convinced that my mom is experiencing hearing loss. I find myself repeating things I say and shouting just so she'll hear me. She also turns the TV up so loud that I can hear it on the other side of the house! I think she … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Driving Safely with Hearing Loss

Dear Ribbit, My father has hearing loss and I fear that it's affecting his driving. He gave me a ride to the airport yesterday, and we almost got into two accidents. Are their things that can be done to help someone with … [Read more...]

Muddy Waters’ Family Still Singing the Blues: An Estate Plan Still Not Settled After 35 Years

Dan just turned 65 and is beginning to tackle the items on his bucket list. Recently, he was able to check off an item that was near the top—a trip to New Orleans to experience Mardi Gras, see the French Quarter, eat a beignet at … [Read more...]

How to Stay Safe on Facebook

Q. I recently went to my 50th high school reunion, and it seemed like many of the people there still knew each other -- even those who lived on different sides of the country and hadn't seen each other in years. I was excited to … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Last Minute Tech Gifts for Mother’s Day

Dear Magic, It's Mother's Day on Sunday, and I want to get something extra special for my mother. She is pretty tech savvy and enjoys the newest technology. I really don't know what the newest technology is for seniors who … [Read more...]

Can a Senior Put Himself Up for Adoption?

Hank is one of 11 million Americans who lives alone, without family or friends nearby. He lost his wife, is estranged from his daughter, and lives more than 1,000 miles away from his son. He is lonely and scared of dying alone, so … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Can I Use a Health Savings Account to Pay for Long-Term-Care Insurance or a Hybrid Life Insurance Policy?

Dear Angel, I have a Health Savings Account through my work. Can I withdraw money tax-free from my health savings account to pay my long-term-care insurance premiums? If I can, is there a limit to the amount I can use? Does it … [Read more...]