Social Support Activities Lead to Better Quality of Life As One Ages

How important is social support as a person ages? This may seem like an easy question to answer. Most people would not choose isolation and loneliness versus spending time with companions. However, can lack of social support … [Read more...]

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Seniors: Gnashing Your Teeth Over the Cost of Dental Health?

Many adults know they need a living trust – not a will – to allow loved ones to skip the dreaded probate process after they are gone.  But a lesser-known reality is that proper Medicaid planning may be necessary to ensure the … [Read more...]

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Are you feeling HOT, HOT, HOT?

As I’m sure you’ve heard (and felt!) this week has already shown record-breaking temperatures across the country, and this heat wave is only expected to move further east through the end of this week. Temperatures are expected to … [Read more...]

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Give the Gift of ‘Peace of Mind’ this Mother’s Day

You could forget your mother’s birthday and she would probably let it slide – you might even evade scorn if you forgot her anniversary.  But good luck, my friend, if you forget Mother’s Day! In this special post, you will … [Read more...]

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Top 3 Advancements to Help Seniors Stay at Home: “No Thank You, Nursing Home”

"Getting old is not for sissies" goes the quote. Perhaps one of the biggest challenges people face as they age is a seemingly inevitable and impending change to their living situation, whether it be due to health concerns, … [Read more...]

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3 Tips on Speaking to Parents About Long Term Care Options

Today's  women are decision makers.  For some couples, the woman is THE decision maker, and there’s nothing wrong with that.  For example, in nearly 8 out of 10 cases where married couples purchase a vehicle, it is the woman who … [Read more...]

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New Hope for Diagnosing Alzheimer’s: Plus, Unlikely Team of Players Unite to Battle Disease

While it's no secret that Alzheimer's Disease can cause confusion in the estimated 5.1 million Americans directly affected by the disease, both researchers and the general public have spent years perplexed by the disease as well.  … [Read more...]

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A Mixed Bag in Virginia: Federal Law Prohibits 2011 Social Security Increases, but Federal Agency Grants Millions to Disadvantaged Groups

As Halloween approaches this year, I can't help but draw an analogy between the nights I spent meandering my neighborhood as a kid looking for handouts, and our current economic times.  I recall my grade-school friends and I … [Read more...]

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New Medical Conditions — Including Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease — Now Qualify for Automatic Disability Benefits

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are paid to individuals who, after having worked for many years, develop a disabling condition, prior to their normal retirement age, that is so severe that they are no longer able to … [Read more...]

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How to Make the Best Nursing Home Placement for Your Loved One

Most nursing home admissions happen under extremely stressful circumstances. If you are faced with the overwhelming task of finding the best nursing home placement for a loved one, where do you begin? Although this is a job that … [Read more...]

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