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Things to Know before Enrolling in Medicare?

Cleveland.com’s recent article entitled “6 things you should know about signing up for Medicare” gives us a few things you should know about Medicare: Who’s enrolled automatically? If you’re under the age of 65 and already receive Social Security benefits, you’ll be automatically enrolled in Original Medicare, which includes Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and…

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Can I Reduce Dementia Risk?

There are 6.2 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. alone, making it the fifth leading cause of death in the country. That’s roughly 1 in 9 people over age 65. That number is estimated to go up due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, these stats mean that many of us likely know someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s and may even have a family history of cognitive-related conditions.

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Elderly Financial Exploitation Is Increasing

The Texas Department of Adult Protective Services (APS) recommended Tuesday morning that community members, aged 65 and older, keep their private information, like social security numbers, passwords, maiden names and bank account information, in a locked drawer or somewhere safe.

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