Category Archives: News
Do the patriotic thing
Do the patriotic thing—get vaccinated against covid—and fears. :- Doug.
Get beyond tired with being tired
We need somehow to get beyond being tired with being tired; perhaps immerse ourselves in this pandemic moment. What do you think? :- Doug.
Too old for organ donation? Think again
Here is an article from a medical journal saying that kidney donations from those in their 80s “and older” function as well as from a 50-year old. http://www.physiciansbriefing.com/Article.asp?AID=717883 Think about this: could you help? :- Doug.
Here is a report of a small study showing personalized programs have reversed the effects of Alzheimer’s: http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/06/16/Personalized-treatment-may-reverse-Alzheimers-memory-loss/6921466083695/ “[T]he researchers designed a personalized 36-point program involving changes to diet, brain stimulation, exercise, optimization of sleep, specific pharmaceuticals and vitamins and … Continue reading
How to live a long healthy happy life
Here is a good Tedx video about a 75 year study: http://www.ted.com/talks/robert_waldinger_what_makes_a_good_life_lessons_from_the_longest_study_on_happiness#t-6827 Worth looking into! :- Doug.
5 easy ways to spot IRS scams
The IRS has just issued an information release to give 5 ways to spot the telephone tax scams sweeping the nation just now. You don’t have to be a victim: “The IRS will never: “1. Call you about taxes you … Continue reading
Telemedicine to keep you at home
Friends– Here’s an article from CNBC about a non-profit in Pennsylvania trying out telemedicine: essentially it looks to be a monitoring device that allows nurses and doctors to be alerted if you fall or have other needs. Thus, for some … Continue reading
11 business startups to help with aging
Friends– Maybe business will figure out that we Boomers might be a good market. Here are 11 startups Aging 2.0 thinks might be good: http://www.geripal.org/2013/11/innovation-and-aging-11-generator-startups.html :- Doug.
CMS erases Medicare “Improvement Standard”
Friends– Nursing homes and others have for years cut off people from Medicare payments (and therefore therapy) when they were no longer “improving” or had “plateaued.” These words should be red flags for you. If you hear them, it is … Continue reading
7 trends in retirement
Friends– US News reports on trends found in a study by the University of Michigan Retirement Research Center: semi-retirement, long part-time careers, and more. 7 Retirement Trends Article :- Doug.
How likely are you to need Long-term Care?
Take a look at the AP-NORC study just out about how far off we are from reality: http://www.apnorc.org/projects/Pages/long-term-care-perceptions-experiences-and-attitudes-among-americans-40-or-older.aspx :- Doug.
Self Help Packet: Medicare “Improvement” standard
Friends– If you or a loved one are told you no longer qualify for Medicare paid therapy and your 100 days is more like 25 because you have “plateaued,” here is a Self Help Packet from Center for Medicare Advocacy: … Continue reading