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: 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: How to Make Siblings Feel Equal in Estate Planning

Dear Angel, Our adult children don’t get along very well. When we do estate planning, we want them to feel like they are equal, so more unnecessary strife does not occur when we are no longer around. What can we do to make them … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Am I Financially Liable If I Sign a Nursing Home Agreement for Someone Else?

Dear Oakley, When a loved one enters a nursing home, who is the person who signs the legal documents? Would it be the individual themselves, the spouse, or the children? Does signing the papers make the person who signed … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How to Live Comfortably Off Just a Social Security Check During Inflation

Dear Angel, My mother is considering whether to take Social Security or to delay doing so, and if she does, she hopes to be able to live comfortably off it during inflation. Is this even possible and if so, how? Thanks for your … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Travel Can Be a Form of Therapy for People with Dementia

Dear Hayek, I read that people with dementia have a hard time with change of location and routine. But I have also heard that travel can be a good form of therapy for someone with dementia. How can both of these things be … [Read more...]

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