Is Alzheimer’s Care a Tax Deductible Expense?

Is Alzheimer’s care a tax deductible expense? Over the years I have been asked countless times by families “Are the costs associated with the care they receive at Dodge Park tax deductible?” While much of the tax code is subject to varied...

Family Meals Establish A Lifetime Of Nutritional Habits

Family Meals Establish A Lifetime of Nutritional Habits Eating together establishes good habits later in life, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota. In the study of more than 1,500 people, surveyed once during high school and then again when they...

Cognitive Training Sharpens Some Skills in Elders

Brandy R. Matthews, MD reviewing Rebok GW et al. J Am Geriatr Soc 2014 Jan. Self-reported daily activities were the most affected at 10-year follow-up. To examine the effects of cognitive training in elders, researchers randomized more than 2800 community-dwelling...

Treating GERD Successfully: Beyond Heartburn Relief

A short questionnaire helps identify whether patients on therapy for GERD are experiencing sleep disturbance and might benefit from an adjustment in therapy. Treating GERD Successfully Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and sleep disturbance are highly prevalent...

Changes to Social Security

The Social Security Administration has announced that beginning in February 2014, local Social Security offices no longer will provide Social Security number printouts or benefit verification letters. Changes to Social Security Verification Letters As a result, SSA is...

Life Care Funding

Life Care Funding converts a life insurance policy into a Benefit Plan to help a senior pay for their Long Term Care. A person who uses the Life Care Benefit will be able to remain private pay for as long as possible. Life Care Funding is a free service for Senior...

Winter Storm

DATE: 12.31.13        TIME: 12 PM       SUBJECT: Winter Storm (Snow and Coastal Flooding)  Situation The National Weather Service (NWS) is tracking a winter storm that will impact Massachusetts late Wednesday evening or early Thursday into Friday morning. Although the...

The Department of Veterans Affairs INCREASE

The Department of Veterans Affairs has INCREASED the Aid & Attendance Pension by 1.5%, effective December 1, 2013 (seen in Jan 2014 payment)  Surviving Spouse $1,130 Single Veteran $1,758 Married Veteran $2,085 Healthy Veteran  with Spouse needing care $1,380  ...