Talking Retirement with Your Loved Ones

Talking Retirement with Your Loved Ones
The fear of not being able to care for yourself is common, especially among the elderly. Facing that fear alone can lead to financial and emotional disaster in the future, which is why it’s important to engage your family and discuss your plans with them before retirement. Retirement Worries Merrill Lynch released a study that ...

Singing Show Tunes Boosts Brain Power in Dementia Patients

Singing Show Tunes Boosts Brain Power in Dementia Patients
The Society for Neuroscience 2013 conference this week in San Diego brought forth a multitude of new discoveries in the field. One in particular stood out to us, because it demonstrated an extremely simple way to help boost brain power of elderly patients with dementia. Music Programming Researchers at George Mason University evaluated the effect ...

Ombudsman Programs Help Long Term Care Residents

Ombudsman Programs Help Long Term Care Residents
When the time comes for someone to need long term care, it is typically because they are unable to perform some daily tasks on their own. Bathing, dressing, cooking, food preparation, and getting around with ease are some of the activities that people are likely to need help with when they are in a long ...

How to Protect Against the Risk of Long Term Care

How to Protect Against the Risk of Long Term Care
As long term care makes its way to the forefront of the mainstream news, largely in part because of the Congressional Commission on Long Term Care, more Americans are finally beginning to understand the implications of this type of care. Too Big to Ignore Long term care is something that the majority of people simply ...

Northwestern Mutual Study Shows Retirement Dynamics are Changing

Northwestern Mutual Study Shows Retirement Dynamics are Changing
More Americans are getting used to the idea that they won’t be retiring at 60, and not at 65, either. The average age of estimated retirement continues to climb, with many expecting to work until they are 70 or 80. Retiring Later A Northwestern Mutual study conducted in 2013 found that only 56% of Americans ...