What you don’t know about Social Security can hurt you…

What you don’t know about Social Security can hurt you: Retirees may be leaving hundreds on the table monthly, a survey finds

Could your confusion or ignorance about the Social Security retirement benefit rules keep you from having a secure, comfortable retirement?

Richard Eisenberg, a blogger for Next Avenue, a PBS website devoted to seniors, looked in to […]

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UK doctor receives large grant to study diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease

The Alzheimer’s Association has awarded Florin Despa, associate professor at the University of Kentucky, a 2015 Investigator-Initiated Research Grant entitled Role of Vascular Metabolic Factors in the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia.

The grant is $250,000 over three years.

Despa, who has a Ph.D. in Molecular Physics from the Institute of Physics in Bucharest, […]

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Downsizing? Here’s Help…

For older adults, downsizing to a smaller home is particularly appealing as it allows for the realization of retirement goals, a simplified lifestyle, and to live closer to family. Downsizing offers homeowners a number of advantages, including less maintenance and significant savings on utilities, taxes, and insurance.

But the process can be intimidating.

Fortunately the Fayette […]

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Hospitals work to help the unbefriended, a trend that’s growing

The unconscious man in his 90s was brought to an emergency room where Dr. Douglas White was a critical care physician. The staff couldn’t find any relatives to make medical decisions on his behalf.

In a recent New York Times article, Paula Span writes about what experts are calling patients who are unbefriended.

“He had outlived all his […]

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Kentucky AARP celebrates caregivers

During this Thanksgiving season and National Caregiver’s Month, AARP Kentucky and Who’s Who Louisville want to thank all caregivers with a fun, free meet and greet to unwind before the holiday season.

The event will be held on the evening of Thursday, November 19th at Brendon’s Catch 23, 505 S 4th Street, Louisville. (Located in the former landmark Stewart’s Dry Goods […]

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AARP offers virtual help for caregivers

When caring for your elderly Mom and Pop, it can be difficult to find someone who could provide home care for them when you can’t. Everyone wants a person who is kind and caring, but also wanted who is licensed, bonded and insured, with no criminal record of fraud or abuse.

Millions of family caregivers […]

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Alzheimer’s disease is more than just memory loss

Dr. Gregory Anderson with KentuckyOne Health Neurology Associates, recently wrote this column for the Herald-Leader.  In it, he addresses specifics about Alzheimer’s, the neurodegenerative disorder.

 

“As baby boomers age, diseases commonly associated with old age, like forms of dementia, will increasingly burden the health care system. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s and other dementias […]

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Sunday Session – November 15, 2015

Have you had the conversation?

If you are diagnosed with a serious illness would those who are important to you know your values, preferences, and goals for medical care. Turner will discuss the importance of having conversations with your loved ones about medical care in the context of serious illness. His presentation will also include […]

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The Spiritual Senior

Aging people of faith who are connected to communities of faith show mental and physical benefits when compared to others

 

The Sixth International Conference on Aging and Spirituality  recently took place in Los Angeles. Its host, Nancy Gordon, has spent her career focusing on healthy aging.

Gordon, who holds a master’s of divinity degree and is the […]

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Glen Campbell’s doctor will address Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia

Glen Campbell’s doctor will address Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia

The Fifth Annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia will take place Nov. 20-21. This two-day program will offer sessions for the scientific and community audience.

Clinicians and researchers from the University of Kentucky and other institutions will come together to share current findings, trends and […]

By |November 4th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Glen Campbell’s doctor will address Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia