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Elder Care

Smell dementia

Does Smell Loss Indicate Dementia?

Seniors who can identify smells like roses, turpentine, paint-thinner, and lemons, and have retained their senses of hearing, vision, and touch, may have half the risk of developing dementia as their peers with marked sensory decline.

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Coronavirus scams

Coronavirus Scams are Spreading Like the Virus

While residents in Cecil County and throughout the state are taking precautions to safeguard themselves against COVID-19, some people are stealing or attempting to steal money through coronavirus-based scams, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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SSI recipient

How Will New Legislation Update SSI?

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are looking to significantly increase that ceiling, with a bill introduced this month that would raise SSI’s asset limit to $10,000 for an individual and $20,000 for couples.

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Long-distance caretaker

What Do I Need to Know About Hospice Care?

Hospice care, which strives to relieve the symptoms and suffering caused by a terminal illness, becomes an option when a patient has been given six months or less to live. It means that choosing a hospice provider for yourself or a loved one is often a choice made under duress.

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