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July 12, 2016

Billions of Unverified Medicare Spending Revealed in Audit

Both doctors and hospitals have been paid billions of dollars by Medicare to make the transition from paper to electronic health records without verifying that the new systems meet required quality standards, as reported by a federal audit recently released. (Read more: Using ...

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July 12, 2016

Dementia Research Under Threat Over Lack of Funding

By Chris Berry Insufficient funding is threatening imperative research work into dementia. A number of projects are facing closure while arduous scientists may have to quit as a result of not being able to make a regular living wage. (Related: Obamacare’s Impact ...

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July 12, 2016

1 IN 3 SENIORS DIES WITH, NOT OF, DEMENTIA

A new report identifies that a shocking 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Dying with Alzheimer’s does not equate to dying from it. But even when dementia isn't the direct cause of death, it often ...

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July 12, 2016

13 Celebrities with Alzheimer’s Disease

First described in 1901, Alzheimer’s disease was a relatively unknown illness until the last quarter of the 20th century. Celebrities like Ronald Reagan and Charlton Heston have played integral roles increasing public awareness of the illness and efforts to find a cure. ...

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July 12, 2016

2015 Alzheimer’s Facts and Figures

Many of my clients are facing an Alzheimer's or dementia diagnosis.  The Alzheimer's Association, which I am involved in, just released updated facts and figures for 2015. Alzheimer's disrupts the lives of individuals, families and our communities, killing more than ...

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July 12, 2016

14-point Estate Planning Checklist to Secure Your Estate

An estate plan has to be well-thought-out to be effective and make for a seamless transition of assets to family members or charitable organizations of your choice. And to be well-thought-out means that it doesn’t just happen. You have to ...

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July 12, 2016

2014 Pension Rates

2014 Pension – Maximum Annual Pension Rates (MAPR) Date of Cost-of-Living Increase: 12-01-2013 Increase Factor: 1.5% Yearly Monthly Without Spouse or Child $12,652 $1,054 Medical Deduction $632 $53 With One Dependent $16,569 $1,381 Medical Deduction $828 $69 Housebound Without Dependents ...

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July 12, 2016

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer's or another dementia. Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or ...

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