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Senior advocacy

Four types of fraud frequently perpetrated on older people

Jan 28, 2016


An estimated 1 million seniors lose about $2.6 billion annually through fraud, according to the MetLife Mature Market Institute.

 

In addition to online scams and investment fraud,...

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Well-being

Diabetes can impact your brain, not just your blood

Jan 20, 2016


The statistics are alarming. Twenty-five percent of people over age 60 have diabetes.

 

Many people think of diabetes as a disease that primarily affects the blood, but studies have shown...

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Well-being

Understanding glaucoma

Jan 13, 2016


Are you dealing with changes in your vision? It's likely the natural progression of aging. But if you're also experiencing a loss of peripheral vision, you could be developing glaucoma.

 

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Memory care

Is it dementia or depression?

Jan 11, 2016


It’s possible to confuse depression with dementia, since depression is often misdiagnosed and both have similar symptoms. A person who has been diagnosed with dementia, such as Alzheimer’s...

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Senior care & services

Hospice: In this journey, one need not walk alone

Jan 08, 2016


At the end of a life, one’s personal story is more important than the diagnosis. It’s about caring for the whole person instead of just treating a disease.

 

Care at the end of life may...

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Senior care & services

How do I pay for this?

Jan 07, 2016


Whether it’s because of a health problem or just getting older, you know you need some extra care.

 

After you’ve figured out what level of service is right for you, your next question is...

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