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Elder Population Facts

I was reading through the AARP.org/Bulletin the other day and some of these facts and figures seemed astounding, so I wanted to pass them on. 1.  The ratio of women to men age 60+ is 100 to 83, meaning there are 66 million more woman…

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…

The Elderly Driver Could Use Your Help

A recent study of older drivers has found that errors increase significantly with age and are associated with selective attention, especially when attending to stimuli in the periphery of the visual field. Additionally, errors occur when task switching or in situations requiring visual discrimination.  Situations…

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…

2012 Changes in Medicare

The annual enrollment for Medicare will begin one month earlier than usual in 2012, from October 15th through December 7th. You will be paying less in the coverage gap in 2012 and a name change is proposed, from SecureHorizons to UnitedHealthcare. What will stay the…