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Long term Care Insurance

What is long-term care insurance? Long-term care insurance is a type of insurance that covers care generally not covered by health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. It is designed to cover long-term services and supports, including personal and custodial care in […]

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Is it Depression or Dementia–knowing the difference

Dementia and depression are common in some older adults and the elderly. The two diagnosis share many similar symptoms such as thought and processing delays, excessive sleeping, and lack of motivation and poor personal hygiene. This can make it difficult […]

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Seniors and Independence

Most seniors would love to be independent as long as they can.  Below are four ways that family and friends can help encourage seniors and independence as much as possible. The old rule is in force here: use it or […]

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Meals on Wheels

The concept of home delivered meals started during the World War II in the United Kingdom when people lost their homes and had no place to prepare food. The Women’s Volunteer Service went out and brought food to the people. […]

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Travel by air and car with a Person with Dementia

Travel with a love one with dementia can be challenging, but not impossible. We have listed some suggestions to make the trip easier for both you and your loved one.  Ask the physician for any special precautions prior to traveling– […]

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Alzheimer’s and Weight Gain late in life

A new study found that mid-life weight gain not only boosts your risk of developing Alzheimer’s, but can also speed the onset of Alzheimer’s. This study was conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and recently published on […]

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Seniors and Scams

There are many scams going around nowadays that try to cheat people of their money. Most of these scams target vulnerable older adults, typically living alone. Here are some recent scams to be aware of:   Grandparent’s Scam – This […]

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Depression Alert

Depression during the Holidays   While the holidays are often a joyous time for most people, some older adults struggle during the holidays. The constant festivities may remind older adults of lost loved ones, shed light on new illnesses, and/or […]

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Should I get a flu shot?

Fall is here, flu season is just around the corner, and everyone is being asked to get their flu shot. Here are 4 reasons why senior citizens and disabled persons should get the flu shot. 1. It is cheaper: The […]

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10 Sources for Senior Discounts

The following is a list of select companies and businesses offering discounts to senior citizens. Clothing Stores. Kohl’s offer a 15 percent discount to those 55 and up every Wednesday. Ross offers 10 percent off to shoppers 55 and up […]

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