Critter Corner: A Urine Test for Alzheimer’s?

Dear Angel, I heard somewhere that there is a urine test for Alzheimer’s that is being tested? What do you know about this? Thanks for your help! Pete Tesst --- Dear Pete, It’s true. There is a urine test being … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: It’s International Fraud Awareness Week— Things to Know!

Dear Oakley, Senior fraud seems to be on the rise. I have had several friends who have been affected by it, unfortunately. I understand that it is International Fraud Awareness Week. What are some common types of fraud I should … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Veteran Caregiver Assistance Programs You Might Not Know About

Dear Raider, Welcome to the Critter Corner team! My father is a Vietnam Veteran, and my husband and I care for him in our home. I am wondering what caregiver assistance programs are available to help with caring for my dad and … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: It’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Month — Get a Free Virtual Screening!

Dear Hayek, I often experience memory loss. I am not sure if it’s just old age or other health issues, such as perhaps vitamin deficiency or lack of sleep. Are there any free virtual screenings that you know of that screen for … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How Does Medicare Advantage Compare to Traditional Medicare?

Dear Oakley, It is Medicare Open Enrollment season, and I’m deciding whether I need a Medicare Advantage plan or if I want to stick with Traditional Medicare. Do you have any research you can share on the subject to help me … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: New Research Shows How Having Pets Helps Promote Healthy Aging and Prevent Cognitive Decline

Dear Angel, I’ve been living alone for the past five years and I’m thinking of getting a pet to keep me company. I’ve heard about benefits of having a pet, but didn’t realize that there were cognitive benefits as well. What are … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Self-Management Education Programs for Chronic Conditions in Virginia, DC, and Maryland

Dear Hayek, I heard that there is such a thing as self-management for chronic conditions. I want to keep my chronic conditions under control and improve my quality of life and health outcomes, but I don’t know where to begin. … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: It’s Long-Term Care Planning Month!

Dear Angel, I heard somewhere that October is Long-Term Care Planning Month. My husband and I are nowhere near the need for long-term care services, as far as we know. Yet, I heard it’s never too early to plan. How and when do … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, According to Experts

Dear Oakley, I often forget people’s names or what I’m doing even while I’m doing it, it seems. I’m worried I could be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Is there any new information available about the early warning signs of … [Read more...]

Critter Corner Medicare Planning: Why You Should Review Your Medicare Plan Every Year

Dear Hayek, I understand that Medicare Fall Open Enrollment is starting next month. I think I’m happy with my plan, but my husband keeps saying that we should still review it every year. What are the benefits of reviewing our … [Read more...]

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