Insurance is insurance… At least, that’s what I thought before I was unexpectedly thrust into the world of Medicare when my mother-in-law suddenly and unexpectedly fell ill and was hospitalized. I was in my mid 40’s, and it had never occurred to me that I needed to understand how Medicare worked. But, as the family
In the United States and throughout the world, we have more centenarians (people who are one hundred or more years old) than ever before. There are a host of factors that have led to this trend including the largest aging population the world has ever known in combination with improved hygiene, healthcare, and food resources.
If you’re over 65 and living in the US, chances are you are NOT retiring any time soon. Either by choice or necessity, we keep working. And with the number of available positions at an all-time high, you have choices. Many of us who’ve been working most of our lives have perceptions about the workplace
Americans live with osteoporosis, and 44 million more Americans are at increased risk. Osteoporosis is a devastating disease, in part, because it’s a silent killer. “You cannot feel your bones getting weaker,” the National Osteoporosis Foundation explains on its website. “You may not even know you have osteoporosis until after you break a bone.” Roughly
Losing your keys doesn’t necessarily mean you’re losing your mind. Some forgetfulness is just a symptom of being distracted, not a sign of serious cognitive decline. Deterring Dementia It’s natural to worry about memory loss and cognitive decline as you age. But getting older isn’t all doom and gloom. “While many of us worry that
As I walked Yoda, my nine year old Shih Tzu, in the park a few days ago, I came upon an extended family sitting on and around a bench in the shade. There were two young boys, their parents, their grandmother, and an elderly great grandmother. The young boys ask to pet my dog. As