Things to Know About Diabetes

Things to Know About Diabetes It’s estimated that more than 30 million Americans currently suffer from diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes. While this potentially life-threatening condition ranks as a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, new cases of adult blindness, and non-injury-related leg and foot amputations, the myths and misconceptions surrounding diabetes often prevent victims from receiving the … Continue reading “Things to Know About Diabetes”

Lower Your Blood Pressure

Lower Your Blood Pressure More than 100 million adults—or almost half of all adults in the United States—have high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. Adults of all ages can suffer from high blood pressure, also known as “hypertension,” but the condition is more prevalent in adults over 60 years old. A person … Continue reading “Lower Your Blood Pressure”

A Promising Alzheimer’s Treatment Isn’t in A Pill

A Promising Alzheimer’s Treatment Isn’t in A Pill Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most dreaded diagnoses of old age. Alzheimer’s, this for-now incurable disease ravages the mind, robs the memory, and kills an estimated 1/3 of U.S seniors – more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. While deaths attributed to the nation’s top … Continue reading “A Promising Alzheimer’s Treatment Isn’t in A Pill”

How Can The Elderly Avoid Alzheimer’s Disease? Ensuring a Healthy Lifestyle Might Help!

Want Your Elderly Loved One Avoid Alzheimer’s Disease? Ensuring a Healthy Lifestyle Might Help. Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating diagnosis, for victims and families alike. Although scientists around the world are working feverishly, a cure is likely years – if not decades – away. However, two recent studies suggest there is hope for preventing Alzheimer’s … Continue reading “How Can The Elderly Avoid Alzheimer’s Disease? Ensuring a Healthy Lifestyle Might Help!”

Starving Seniors | The State of Senior Hunger in America

Starving Seniors | The State of Senior Hunger in America Seniors are waiting in line to get food. Hundreds of seniors across the United States wait in long lines each month. They are not waiting to buy tickets to a popular Broadway show nor are they waiting to buy the latest smartphone. More and more … Continue reading “Starving Seniors | The State of Senior Hunger in America”

Seniors Losing Thousands to Flawed Social Security COLA Calculation

Seniors Losing Thousands to Flawed Social Security COLA Calculation Millions of seniors can expect a raise next year, now that the Social Security Administration has announced its intention to boost monthly benefit checks by 1.6% starting in January 2020. For the average retiree collecting Social Security, that means an extra $24 per month or $288 … Continue reading “Seniors Losing Thousands to Flawed Social Security COLA Calculation”

Elder Fraud | Part Two: Should You Trust That Trusted Advisor?

Fraud on the Elderly Alert: Should You Trust That Trusted Advisor? When most people think about elder fraud, they imagine internet phishing swindles, telemarketing scams, and other rip-offs coordinated by invisible strangers likely hundreds of miles away. But more and more, seniors are being victimized much closer to home, often at the hands of financial … Continue reading “Elder Fraud | Part Two: Should You Trust That Trusted Advisor?”

Pets alleviate depression, loneliness, and social isolation in seniors while encouraging more physical activity

Pets alleviate depression, loneliness, and social isolation in seniors while encouraging more physical activity If seniors were asked to list the most important problems that they face, loneliness and social isolation would probably be at the top. Some older adults, however, are overcoming these challenges by taking care of pets. Studies have shown that pets—whether … Continue reading “Pets alleviate depression, loneliness, and social isolation in seniors while encouraging more physical activity”

Medicare-for-All, What Is It?

Breaking Down Medicare-For-All If some politicians and health care reform advocates have their way, Medicare, a federal health insurance program for older adults, would expand to cover people of all ages. The proposed “Medicare-for-All” plan would be run by the federal government and pay health care providers at a set rate for services. The new … Continue reading “Medicare-for-All, What Is It?”

Prospect Dim for Medicare Prescription Drug Bill, as White House Calls Democrats Proposal Unworkable

Trump Administration Says Democrats Proposal Unworkable Dimming Hopes For A Medicare Prescription Drug Bill The White House won’t support Nancy Pelosi’s plan to lower prescription drug prices for seniors, dimming hopes that the bill could become law this year. What Pelosi’s Prescription Drug Plan Would Do The legislation, which is expected to come up for … Continue reading “Prospect Dim for Medicare Prescription Drug Bill, as White House Calls Democrats Proposal Unworkable”