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Alzheimer’s Study Focuses on Black Seniors

KC Blog, News, Uncategorized / By JCA / February 2, 2023

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Researchers Seek to Prevent Alzheimer’s from The Beacon by Margaret Foster While some scientists are working on medications to treat memory loss, other researchers are looking for ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease entirely. Now a global study is under way to track the brains of healthy older adults who don’t yet have memory loss. Called …

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Dementia Care and Caregiving Research Summit

KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / January 30, 2023

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Identifying Research Gaps and Opportunities to Improve the Care, Services, and Support of Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers The 2023 Dementia Care and Caregiving Research Summit will build on progress of the previous Summits to review research progress, highlight innovative and promising research, and identify remaining unmet research needs with input from the research …

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Roadmap for Heirs – Gathering Financial Documentation

Blog, KC Blog, News / By JCA / January 24, 2023

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by Sally Pessin, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor The Most Important Thing You Can Do in the New Year that Doesn’t Involve Physical Exercise A little over a year ago, my 88-year old father took a very bad fall, and spent two months being shuttled back and forth between the hospital and rehab before he passed …

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Little-Known AirPods Feature Can Help Those with Impaired Hearing

Blog, KC Blog, News / By JCA / January 12, 2023

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In 2018, Apple made Live Listen, a feature of iOS that lets iPhones and iPads transmit audio from their microphones directly to compatible hearing aids, work with regular AirPods. Could Live Listen help someone with severe hearing loss? A young man was pleased to learn that yes, AirPods were very successful in facilitating conversation with his …

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A New Year’s Resolution With Lasting Impact – Complete Your Will

Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / January 9, 2023

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Many New Year’s resolutions are made only to be broken after a short time. There is one thing you can do that will have a lasting impact⁠—make (or complete) your will. You may find it uncomfortable to think about, but we all will leave this world at some point. Leaving a will is a gift …

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Seminar: Medicare Fraud and Abuse

KC Blog, News / By JCA / January 4, 2023

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Medicare Fraud and Abuse January 25, 2023 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Medicare Fraud and Abuse Join us at Ring House for an in-person seminar. Enjoy coffee, snacks and an engaging conversation featuring Rafael Espinoza, State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Director. Espinoza served in the healthcare industry for 30 years. He specialized in Medicare and …

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You’ve Just Learned Mom Needs Help. What Do You Do Now?

Blog, News / By JCA / December 30, 2022

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by Howard Gleckman, JCA Immediate Past President This is the time of year when many of us visit family. And often, we realize that mom or dad needs more help getting through the day than we imagined. Maybe help cooking or cleaning. Maybe much more. But realizing they need support is just the beginning of …

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Building Your Circle of Care – Webinar for Caregivers

KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / December 28, 2022

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Surviving dementia care is harder than outsiders realize. Your loved one will receive care, but what about the time before care is required? Preparing for and building your circle of support and assistance are critical for your health. During this webinar, we will discuss how to build that circle for yourself or others. Featuring Guest …

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See Me at the Smithsonian this Winter

KC Blog, News / By Beri Kravitz / December 28, 2022

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See Me at the Smithsonian is pleased to announce the following dementia-friendly program dates in January and February: Wednesday, January 4th at 2:00p ET with Access Smithsonian Wednesday, January 18th at 2:00p ET with the National Museum of American History Wednesday, February 1st at 2:00p ET with the National Portrait Gallery Wednesday, February 15th at 2:00p …

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What to Know About Working After Age 65

Blog, News / By JCA / December 12, 2022

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Published by the Beacon, By Kate Ashford Continuing to work past the traditional retirement age gives many the opportunity to add more money to their nest egg — and to delay Social Security, which will bump up their eventual benefits check. In May, 21.9% of Americans ages 65 and older were working, compared with 19.5% …

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