Women - More Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s?

Why do women make up two-thirds of Alzheimer’s cases? Studies are on-going during this month, National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.  At the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Richard Isaacson, neurologist, is determined to find answers to this question and is treating younger people at risk…

Graying of America is Costly

The graying of America is stretching local tax dollars. More often today, paramedics respond to emergency calls and find an older person who has fallen, broken a bone or suffered a heart attack. Another issue affecting elders is the increasing number of elder-abuse cases and…

Lower Cost of Hearing Aids

It may take two to three years for the Food and Drug Administration to establish safety, effectiveness and labeling standards, but the cost of hearing aids will eventually be much lower, around $300 or less per ear. This lowered cost is due to the F.D.A.…

Transitioning a Loved One

Significant emotions are involved when helping to accommodate a life change for a loved one. Some ways to ease the transition involve not only the person who will have a life changing event but most likely the entire family. Planning at the early stages of…

Increasing Long-Term Care Costs

Findings of a new report, the Genworth 2017 Cost of Care Survey, was just released by Genworth Financial. The findings: the median annual cost of a private room in a nursing home is $97,455 ($8,121/month); a semi-private room is $85,775 per year ($7,148/month); a home…

Increasing Long-Term Care Costs

Findings of a new report, the Genworth 2017 Cost of Care Survey, was just released by Genworth Financial. The findings: the median annual cost of a private room in a nursing home is $97,455 ($8,121/month); a semi-private room is $85,775 per year ($7,148/month); a home…

Top 4 Myths about POAs

We highly recommend that individuals complete a Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters (or a POA for short). This important document is priceless in the unfortunate event of incapacity and is relatively painless to put in place. Despite its usefulness, many are still wary…

Top 4 Myths about POAs

We highly recommend that individuals complete a Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters (or a POA for short). This important document is priceless in the unfortunate event of incapacity and is relatively painless to put in place. Despite its usefulness, many are still wary…