Seeking Support: A Light Shines On The Late-Life Option Of Hospice
March 1, 2023
The announcement that 98-year-old Jimmy Carter has made the decision to forego additional curative treatments and instead enter hospice care at his home in Plains, Georgia was, for many, a reminder (or even an introduction) to what hospice care is and what it can offer. Remaining in the only home…
Rules And Relationships: Which Siblings Should Care For Aging Parents?
February 22, 2023
Rosalyn Carter, wife of former President Jimmy Carter, has spent decades advocating on behalf of family caregivers. She is credited with stating one of the essential truths about caregiving today: “There are only four kinds of people in the world. Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers….
Busy Minds For Better Brain Health: An Interview With Kristina Lubofsky, Founder of The Busy Minds Box
February 22, 2023
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 6 million Americans currently have Alzheimer’s Disease, with that number projected to rise to nearly 13 million by 2050. For people with Alzheimer’s or other types of cognitive impairment, and for those who care for them, the challenge is to stay active and…
Scams Abound: Have You Been The Subject Of A Swindle?
February 8, 2023
No one wants to think of themselves as vulnerable to being scammed or swindled, but the reality is, if you’re an older adult, you likely have a target on your back. We’ve already published many posts on scams and frauds perpetrated against those aged 60 and beyond, but despite the…
Who Cares: Family Caregivers – Celebrated But Not Supported
November 9, 2022
To all who celebrate, congratulations: November is National Family Caregivers Month. In fact, there’s even a White House proclamation recognizing the harsh reality of family caregiving: “The truth is, at some point in our lives, each of us will likely need to be a family caregiver.” The proclamation also recognizes…
The Door Is Open: Medicare Open Enrollment For 2023
October 19, 2022
Along with Halloween and the changing color of leaves, Fall is the established time for Medicare Open Enrollment, which started on October 15th and runs through December 7th. While this period repeats every year (and we review it each year on agebuzz), your own situation may change from year to…