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How Alexa Together Helps Seniors
Caregiving

How Alexa Together Helps Seniors

Amazon has added a “custom alert” to Alexa Together care service, which will allow pings to up to 10 caregivers when there’s particular smart home activity.

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Retroactive Disability Benefits for Veteran
Disability

Retroactive Disability Benefits for Veteran

The Supreme Court listened to arguments Tuesday in a case to determine whether veterans with disabilities can collect decades’ worth of retroactive benefits from the Veterans Administration.

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Does Mediterranean Diet Reduce Dementia Risk?
Alzheimer’s Disease

Does Mediterranean Diet Reduce Dementia Risk?

Following a well-balanced diet that’s rich in fruits and vegetables and low in sugar can have many benefits to your health, including reducing a person’s risk of dementia. However, a popular and well-recommended meal plan known as the Mediterranean diet may not lower the odds of developing dementia as previous research had suggested.

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How Is the Government Monitoring Medicare Ads?
Estate Planning

How Is the Government Monitoring Medicare Ads?

After reviewing thousands of complaints about “confusing, misleading, and/or inaccurate” Medicare Advantage ads, and using “secret shoppers” to document deceptive telephone sales pitches, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it is putting its foot down on Thursday.

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Does the Early Bird Really Catch the Worm?
Estate Planning

Does the Early Bird Really Catch the Worm?

If you tend to be a night owl, you may want to take some notes. That’s because a recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry found people who consistently get up early and remain active throughout the day tend to be happier and mentally stronger, especially in older age, when compared to people with irregular daily activity patterns.

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PACT Act Benefits
Elder Law

PACT Act Benefits

Veterans Affairs officials have already received nearly 113,000 new disability claims related to the sweeping toxic exposure legislation signed into law less than three months ago, an indication of the potential impact of the measure and the work ahead for the department.

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Links Between Depression And Dementia Risk
Dementia

Links Between Depression And Dementia Risk

Depression has long been associated with an increased risk of dementia. A new study now provides evidence that timely treatment of depression could lower the risk of dementia in specific groups of patients.

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PACT Act Benefits
Aid & Attendance

The Size of the COLA for Vets This Year

Veterans and retirees will see an 8.7% cost-of-living increase in their Social Security benefits starting in December, the largest increase in 42 years, federal officials announced on Thursday.

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How Alexa Together Helps Seniors
Alzheimer’s Disease

A Promising New Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease?

One biopharmaceutical company has finished clinical trials for its new transdermal patch for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, and the results show similarities to the widely used oral version of the drug.

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When Is A Guardianship Necessary?
Alzheimer’s Disease

How Social Behavior May Impact Dementia Risk

According to the CDC, the strongest risk factor for dementia is age, as the majority of cases affect people who are over 65. But more obscure risk factors have been explored as of late—including not brushing your teeth and snoring at night. Now, researchers have identified a significant link between dementia risk and the way people behave in social situations.

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