What Medicare Does—And Does Not—Cover

(4 Minute Read) Some people over the age of 65 think of Medicare as a life raft, keeping them afloat in their retirement. Others see it as a life raft, sure, but one that is taking on water. For those

The Benefits of a Life Settlement for a Senior

(3 minute Read) When you reach retirement age, you probably envision yourself having a lot of fun. Be it trips to the beach or traveling to the Grand Canyon, your retirement should be all about getting the most out of

The State of Social Security in 2018 and Beyond

(5 Minute Read) Some folks who are looking to retire soon might be worried about the future of social security. Fortunately, according to the most recent trustee report on Social Security, it seems that Social Security should remain solvent (with

Budget Tips for Medicare Recipients

(3 Minute Read) Medicare recipients can sometimes feel like their whole budget goes to insurance premiums and medical expenses. But with tips like these, individuals on a fixed income can make a budget that supports their retirement goals, encourages better

Helping Grandchildren Cope with a Grandparent’s Dementia Diagnosis

(3 Minute Read) With a dementia diagnosis, family life will likely be impacted. Children who are old enough to recognize the behavior changes in their loved ones with dementia will have questions and concerns but knowing how to address these

Stages of Dementia

(3 Minute Read) The stages of dementia are measured using the Global Deterioration Scale for Assessment of Primary Degenerative Dementia, more colloquially known as GDS or the Reisberg Scale. GDS breaks dementia down into seven distinct stages, each with its

A Caregiver’s Guide to Communicating with Dementia Patients

(3 Minute Read) Freedom is important for anyone, but for seniors with dementia, maintaining autonomy is difficult. However, a skilled and confident caregiver can make a big difference in helping seniors with dementia navigate the changes a diagnosis brings while

Five Tips for Financial Planning in the Wake of a Dementia Diagnosis

(5 Minute Read) Because dementia is progressive, there needs to be some consideration taken for what the future may hold. Medication and treatment can help to manage and even prevent later stages. However, one of the first and most important

Strategies to Help Senior Clients Check Off Their Bucket List

(3 Minute Read) When you’re going on the trip of a lifetime, there’s nothing worse than worrying about every nickel and dime you want to spend. In retirement, many seniors spend several decades living that way. Seniors are told they

Fight Dementia: Four Online Games to Keep Your Mind Sharp          

(4 Minute Read) As you or your loved ones grow older, it’s natural to think about combatting certain possibilities of aging like dementia. This affliction is devastating to individuals and families alike, even with the recent advances in modern medicine.