A Great New Alzheimer’s Resource

I have found a great resource for people living with or caring for someone with dementia.   It is the Alzheimer’s Reading Room (www.alzheimersreadingroom.com).  This resource is an online community full of information and stories from families and professionals.  Technically, the Alzheimer’s Reading Room is a…

Congress to Raise the Medicare Eligibility Age?

I just caught wind of this discussion, and I’m afraid this could become a reality. The CBO just released its “research” that supports raising the Medicare and SS eligibility age: www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/125xx/doc12531/01-10-2012-Medicare_SS_EligibilityAgesBrief.pdf The report indicates that more people will have to work longer–did they realize it’s…

October is LBD Awareness Month

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is an umbrella term for a form of dementia that has three common presentations. • Some individuals will start out with a memory or cognitive disorder that may resemble Alzheimer’s disease, but over time two or more distinctive features become apparent leading to the diagnosis…

Cost Conscious Funerals

Kelley recently received a flyer in the mail from a cremation society.  A complete cremation can cost as little as $1095.  Is it okay to think of our final resting place in terms of what is cheapest?  Maybe it’s a little off-putting to see advertisements…