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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

New Drug Therapy for Alzheimer’s Prevention

Researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University recently announced that pharmacological "chaperone therapy" can prevent Alzheimer’s disease in mice.
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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Fresh New Insights on Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes a progression of symptoms including body tremors, limb rigidity, Bradykinesia (slow movement), as well as balance and gait problems.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

All There is to Know About the Windfall Elimination Provision

If you receive a pension from your employment that did not pay social security payroll taxes, your SSA benefit might be reduced by the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP).
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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Which Wearable Medical Alert System is Right for You?

A medical alert system is a device that can connect the user with help when activated, either at the press of a button or if a fall is detected.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Watch Out for These Scams Related to the Year 2020

Welcome to the new decade, replete with new challenges to protect yourself against ever-inventive scam artists. 

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Addressing Resident Abuse in Senior Living Facilities

If you have an elderly family member or friend living in an assisted living or skilled nursing facility, it is imperative to stay attuned to the signs of abuse to your loved one.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Seniors Have New Tool for Paying Bills

If you are a senior or have a loved one who is struggling with the process of paying their household bills, Silver Bills can eliminate the task and alleviate the worry about proper handling of monthly bills.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Congress Updates Spousal Impoverishment Protections

Federal spousal impoverishment protections were set to lapse in March 2019. Two bills were proposed to deal with that issue. H.R. 1343 is still sitting in the House, but H.R. 3253 was enacted on August 6, 2019.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Keep These Topics in Mind When Caregiving for an Aging Parent

It is essential to bring up a parent's aging expectations and set goals together even though initial discussions may be uncomfortable.
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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Planning for the Longevity of Generation X

As Gen Xers enter into their 40s and 50s, it is time for them to become active in the creation and execution of their retirement planning.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Caring for Your Elderly Parent

Aging is something you cannot escape, and it affects all family systems. It can be challenging for adult children to imagine their parents as seniors and to understand and respond to the reality that each parent will age differently. Even if you are in the fortunate circumstance where your aging parents can go it alone for a long time there will come a day when assistance or long term care will be needed. There are things to consider as you help your parents live their best possible aging scenario. Managing their welfare takes time, research, and planning.

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