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How to Live on a Fixed Disability Income

The income potential of a disabled person can be maximized even though they are limited by a fixed income. Depending on your medical condition, you may face additional costs to meet your unique needs. And your expenses are always higher than…

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Becoming a Successful Family Caregiver

Approximately 17 percent of the U.S. population is a family caregiver, and most are losing sleep, worrying, losing income, and struggling with caregiving tasks while balancing their workload and other family responsibilities. 53 million Americans provide care for older relatives…

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Does Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Affect You?

You may feel like you are experiencing early dementia, but it may be something else altogether. Of the 5.3 million Americans with Alzheimer’s Disease, approximately 200,000 are under the age of 65. Known as Early-Onset Alzheimer’s, the disease typically strikes people…

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The Process of Qualifying for SSDI and SSI

The US government may offer free health insurance and benefits to disabled workers whose medical conditions prevent them from working. About twenty million disabled Americans currently receive assistance from the Social Security Administration (SSA) for disability through SSI and SSDI.…

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Here Are Some Tips for Understanding Medicare

Knowing how to apply for Medicare can sometimes seem like a double-edged sword for those who are interested in the benefits. On the one hand, Medicare is obviously a good resource because it provides medical benefits to seniors who are…

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Caregiving From a Distance

Long-distance caregiving is defined by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) as providing care for someone who lives an hour or more away. This type of caregiving takes many forms – from arranging for in-home care, money management, bill paying,…

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Long-Term Care Crisis in America

There is a crisis facing Americans requiring long-term care (LTC) coverage. Industry-driven, massively underpriced policies are playing fiscal catch up with hefty premium rate increases. This price increase is forcing some aging Americans to abandon their policy while others struggle…

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How Diet and Exercise Affect Alzheimer’s Disease

Symptoms such as memory issues should never be dismissed.  There are many resources available through a simple internet search, and professional associations that provide education and guidance through a maze of questions you may have regarding how to approach someone…

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