Critter Corner: Is there a Link Between Alzheimer’s and Down Syndrome?

Dear Oakley, My neighbor has Down Syndrome. I read somewhere that there is a link between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s. Is this true and if so, what research is being done? Thanks! Khan Nexion --- Dear … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Navigating the New Social Norms After Getting Vaccinated

Dear Oakley, I am fully vaccinated and am trying to follow the new norms and get used to not wearing a mask or physically distancing myself. I disliked wearing a mask the past year because my glasses would always fog up, so I’m … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Wise Tips for Retirement from a 98-Year-Old

Dear Angel, I am thinking about retirement. I would love tips from someone who has “been there” for a while. Do you have any wisdom you can share from the people that you meet? I’d also like some practical tips when it comes to … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Tips for Decluttering and Downsizing When You Don’t Want to Get Rid of Stuff

Dear Hayek, When my sister and I were over for Easter, my mom asked us if we wanted anything. She has a lot of “treasures” that she’d love for my sister and I to claim. These aren’t the valuables I’m talking about ... they are … [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...]

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...]

Critter Corner: FEMA will Offer Funeral Assistance for People Who Have Died of COVID-19

Dear Oakley, My friend’s dad recently died of COVID-19. Funerals are so expensive. Does the government provide any relief to help pay for them? Burr Yinghim --- Dear Burr, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: What Should I keep in Mind When it Comes to Incapacity Planning?

Dear Hayek, I am planning on doing my incapacity planning soon.  I always like to plan ahead for everything. What are the varied medical issues and methods of intervention that a person should keep in mind in order to be … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How Can Seniors Best Adjust to Daylight Savings Time?

Dear Oakley, This Sunday is Pi Day. It’s also daylight savings day, where we move the clocks forward an hour. Every year, I have the hardest time adjusting,and as I’m getting older, it’s gotten more difficult. Do you have any … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Celebrating Senior Nutrition Month – Eating Healthy on a Budget

Dear Angel, I just read somewhere that March is National Senior Nutrition Month. I have gained 15 lbs during the COVID-19 pandemic from sitting in my house and doing way too much eating. I want to get healthy, but I don’t know … [Read more...]