Six ways to stay financially safe with Alzheimer’s

Editor’s note: Today, Your Health Matters features a guest blog post from Lydia Chan, a writer who works for in Tacoma, WA.

When it comes to diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to prepare in advance. Studies indicate the cost of treatment for Alzheimer’s is widely variable. Treatment costs can depend on many factors, including family involvement, length of care, severity of illness, and other present health conditions that can complicate a diagnosis. Here are six ways to help you stay financially secure when dealing with Alzheimer’s disease.Read Article

Older adults contribute to their communities all the time

senior-volunteer.jpgOlder Americans Month, established in May 1963, is a time to acknowledge the contributions that past and current older people have made and continue to make to our country. Maybe it’s advocating for seniors. Maybe it’s working to redefine what “old” means. Or maybe it’s finding new ways to enjoy old passions. Every president since Kennedy has issued a presidential proclamation stressing the importance of acknowledging the efforts of older Americans.

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Nutrition is important for older adults

Fruit_Veggie.jpgAs we age, healthy eating can be key to a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced. Increased mental awareness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, faster recuperation times, and better management of chronic health problems are some of the ways you can benefit from a healthy diet.

No matter your age or your current eating habits,Read Article