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Health & Wellness

A Guide to Estate Planning for Someone with Dementia

Did you know that, every 3 seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia? World Alzheimer’s Day, an international campaign to raise dementia awareness and challenge stigma, is September 21. Dementia is a collective name for progressive degenerative brain syndromes, including Alzheimer’s, which affect memory, thinking, behavior, and emotion.  It can be critical that [...]

September 2nd, 2020|

What to Do After Receiving a Positive Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

A positive Alzheimer’s Disease diagnosis is a life-changing event for patients and their loved ones. There is no known cure for Alzheimer’s and symptoms steadily progress from forgetfulness and confusion to an inability to have conversations and respond to surroundings. It is a painful process that impacts millions of seniors and their families, but mitigating [...]

June 2nd, 2020|

Doctors Growing Hopeful of Alzheimer’s Prevention Therapy

Researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University recently announced that pharmacological "chaperone therapy" can prevent Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in mice. Alzheimer’s is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that currently has no cure. Abnormal clumps (amyloid-beta plaques) and tangled fiber bundles (neurofibrillary or tau tangles) create brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and [...]

February 6th, 2020|

American Seniors Face High Debts

America experienced its worst financial crisis since the great depression between 2007 and 2010. Known as the subprime mortgage crisis, it happened because home prices fell in 2006, triggering loan defaults. Then the risk spread into pension funds, mutual funds, and corporations who owned the derivatives. It also spread into the global credit market resulting [...]

November 25th, 2019|

Hospice Providers Suffer from a Lack of Oversight

When a loved one enters hospice care, the whole point is to provide peace of mind and comfort to the patient and the family. And yet a lack of regulation, oversight, and available information means that isn't always the case. The HSS Inspector General has found that, between 2012 and 2016, health inspectors cited 87% [...]

October 24th, 2019|