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...The main decision most beneficiaries will have to make is whether they should enroll in Medicare Advantage or stay in Original Medicare and purchase gap coverage (i.e., a Medicare Supplement or ‘Medigap’) plan when it comes to their hospital and medical costs. There are two advantages and two disadvantages of Medicare Advantage plans, compared to Medicare Supplement plans... Read more →


...The main decision most beneficiaries will have to make is whether they should enroll in Medicare Advantage or stay in Original Medicare and purchase gap coverage (i.e., a Medicare Supplement or ‘Medigap’) plan when it comes to their hospital and medical costs. There are two advantages and two disadvantages of Medicare Advantage plans, compared to Medicare Supplement plans... Read more →


Dear PG: While mild cognitive impairment (MCI) doesn’t always progress to Alzheimer’s, it frequently does. With your husband’s family history as well as his relatively young age it would seem that his risk of progression... Read more →


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Dementia aside, a significant amount of research has shown that having a supportive social network is associated with positive health outcomes, both psychological and physical while lacking such support can be harmful. Previous studies have also suggested... Read more →


However, humans are human and what is easy enough to write in a list can be difficult to put into practice. The result? incontinence does affect many of those living with diabetes... Read more →


Dear MJ: I’m sorry that it’s such a struggle for you to do what most people would consider the right thing. Though you are far from alone when it comes to marital friction caused by parent care, the fragility of your marriage makes your situation more worrisome. Your foresight into this complicated situation Read more →


One day years ago, my son was coming out of a severe asthma attack and resting in his room when my mother’s medical alert system went off. The dispatcher called to have me go to her apartment to check on her, and I was immediately faced with a difficult decision. “Can I leave Adam?” ... Read more →


...If the person you are caring for is on Medicaid, you might qualify for a certain number of paid hours depending on their needs. There are also Medicare waivers that can help as well as other government programs... Read more →


Dear TK: One of Egosan’s missions is to help bring awareness to the need for accommodations that would help people with all types of challenges and disabilities and that includes incontinence. Your letter is helping us do that. Read more →