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Early Detection Matters: 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s

Blog, KC Blog / By JCA / March 22, 2024

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by BriAnn Hill for NCOA There’s no one test that can be used to definitively diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. Instead, doctors use a combination of medical history, neurological exams, brain imaging, and other diagnostic tools to make a diagnosis with as much accuracy as possible. The approval of new therapies makes early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s even more …

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March ’24 Senior Resources Guide: Aging Gracefully, Positively, and Healthily

Blog / By JCA / March 7, 2024

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by Suzanne Pollak, senior writer for JCA, for the Washington Jewish Week Upgrades in modern medicine, housing and technology really are making life easier for older adults. There are more effective ways to deal with pain as well as improved methods to treat prostate cancer screen more effectively test for breast cancer. Realizing it is …

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Improve Your Personal Cyber Security

Blog / By JCA / March 6, 2024

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from NCOA Avoiding Scams and Fraud for Older Adults: How Older Adults Can Improve Their Personal Cyber Security The web can be a rich source of information, connection, and community for older adults—something that became even clearer during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as with any public space, you need to be aware of your surroundings. …

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Hearing Loss and Anxiety: Why It Happens and How to Cope

Blog / By JCA / February 29, 2024

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by Lauren Sherman, MS for NCOA Hearing loss can make communication and social interactions more challenging, which can potentially impact your overall well-being. Difficulty understanding conversations, feelings of isolation, concerns about missing important information, and the constant strain to compensate for hearing loss can contribute to heightened anxiety levels. Anxiety can affect hearing Somewhat unknown …

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What Exercises Can Help You Prevent a Fall?

Blog / By JCA / February 23, 2024

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by Tiffany Shubert and Rebecca Elmitt for National Council on Aging Anyone of any age or ability can get stronger and improve their balance. And staying strong and having good balance are especially important for older adults. Why? Because staying strong and practicing balance skills are critical to managing your fall risk. The stronger your …

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Jewish Funerals and End-of-Life Traditions

Blog / By JCA / February 20, 2024

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From our partner, Buried in Work This guide is also linked on our Resources page. Overview of Jewish End of Life Traditions Jewish end-of-life traditions are deeply rooted in history, religious texts, and cultural practices, reflecting a profound respect for life, the dignity of the deceased, and the process of grieving. These traditions offer comfort …

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The ‘UnRetiree’ Movement

Blog / By JCA / February 15, 2024

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by Wendy Helfenbaum for reworked Remember “quiet quitting”? Well, it’s shifted into a “quiet return,” according to a recent Pew study. A growing number of older workers have been heading back to the office since the pandemic, in some cases in search of bridge jobs to combat the effects of high inflation, while others are being …

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Ask for a Cognitive Evaluation at Your Next Annual Visit

Blog, KC Blog / By JCA / February 13, 2024

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by Cassidy Doyle and Britney Veal for NCOA Are you interested in having your cognition assessed? You are not alone—AARP found that over half of US adults have indicated wanting a baseline cognitive screening, but many have never requested one. Below are some resources to help you get started on requesting a cognitive screening at your …

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Medicare: What’s New in 2024?

Blog / By JCA / February 5, 2024

Newspaper headline: Changes Coming in 2024

by Shea Corti for the SHIP Blog Your Medicare coverage and costs can change each year, so it’s important to understand and review your benefits. Here’s an overview of what’s new in 2024. Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital services, skilled nursing facility services, home health care, and hospice. Most people don’t owe a premium for …

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Convert Your Physical Stock Certificates to a Digital Record

Blog / By JCA / January 30, 2024

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5 Reasons To Convert Your Physical Stock Certificates to a Digital Record (and how to do it). by Adam Zuckerman for Buried in Work In today’s digital age, where everything is becoming more streamlined and accessible, it’s time to consider converting your physical stock certificates to a digital record. Not only will this save you …

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