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Talking To Families About Dementia

Dementia is one of the most common health conditions among adults over the age of 65. While many people have heard of the disease and the negative impacts it may have on seniors, few people know how it may affect families, the warning signs of onset dementia or the most effective forms of treatment.

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The Guide To Medicare Coverage For Seniors

As seniors approach retirement age, they become eligible for health care coverage under Medicare, a national program for which older adults can apply to help pay portions of certain medical services and bills. While many seniors understand what the program is and when they can apply, few know about its intricacies and how to take full advantage of its features.

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Why You Can Trust A Financial Adviser

Financially planning for retirement living can be difficult for some, especially if they have to complete tasks on their own. Developing a budget, speaking with different senior communities about cost and trying to balance income after retirement takes a great deal of time and patience. Seniors who may require assistance from a professional when examining their financial options should consider working with a financial adviser.

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When To Seek Help From Elder Law Attorneys

With the right planning, transitioning to a retirement community can be a simple, positive experience. But without the proper preparations, the choice to move, as well as any number of other aging-related decisions, can come abruptly and cause stress for older people and their families. One way to keep retirement plans from becoming overwhelming or being made in haste is to enlist the aid of an elder law attorney.

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NIH Toolkit Preps Seniors For Doc Visits

As people age, the need to pay close attention to their health grows. Conditions that are easily manageable may become more severe in later years and many health problems tend to grow more common with age. While that makes it more important to receive regular checkups, it also means that going to the doctor becomes a more daunting task for many as they approach old age.

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CPAs Can Shoulder Elders' Financial Burdens

As a person gets older, the number of important financial decisions that he or she has to make increases. Older adults usually have higher medical bills than younger people, and even a healthy life carries with it more opportunities to make and to lose money as people accumulate both debts and assets. Managing the complex world of personal finance can be difficult for anyone, no matter their age or health status, but for a number of reasons financial planning becomes more complicated with age.

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Tech Tutors Turn Seniors Into Silver Surfers

Technology continues to revolutionize retirement living, from the way caregivers provide services to the way older adults stay entertained at their retirement community. While many seniors are well-versed with certain devices, others have little to no experience interacting with the various technologies at their disposal.

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New Study: Much Work To Be Done In Long-Term Care

No matter where they live, most people will have to take advantage of senior care as they age. However, the state they call home may have a big impact on what kind of care those seniors receive, according to a study from the AARP, the SCAN Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund.

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