More than 40,000 Americans every year are diagnosed with oral cancer, with men and women over the age of 50 most at risk (with men twice as likely as women to get the disease). April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month,...
Thinking about funding retirement years? Seniors need to understand their resources and options. See additional information from the Social Security Administration regarding benefits, your eligible age, and your ability to be patient... ****************************************************************** You may start receiving Social Security benefits as...
Re-posting information from Social Security. It is worth noting...full retirement age is on a gradual increase due to laws enacted 30 years ago. See below... Every worker’s dream is having a secure retirement to enjoy the fruits of their labor....
Re-post from Social Security newsletter... Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will see a slight increase in 2017. Some other adjustments that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in average wages. Based...
Some people with depression may not recognize that they're depressed. Explain to them that the condition can get progressively worse, even become chronic, if not treated early. People with depression can't simply rest and sleep it off. And family providing...
I was recently informed that a college classmate just lost his wife. She committed suicide, and the cause was depression. He never saw this coming... I am re-posting pertinent information, sourced from health.com, concerning depression and awareness. Am hoping this...
Came across this post recently...an interesting issue for seniors. Does the body metabolize prescribed meds? According to the Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 200,000 older adults are hospitalized annually due to "adverse drug reactions". And 55 percent of...
Timely re-post from the Social Security Administration as we approach Memorial Day... "Traditionally, on Memorial Day we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. The unexpected loss of a service member is a difficult experience for the...
Re-posting a recent home care industry blog... For years now, home care has been a more affordable option than any other type of senior care. Compared to the services available in nursing homes and assisted living residences, the cost for...
Continuation from last week's blog entry...there are many healthy lifestyle habits which can assist our aging parents both physically and mentally. -- Get enough sleep. Sophisticated brain imagery is helping experts understand how important sleep is for warding off dementia....