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Retirement and Wealth Solution of Nebraska.

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s RAISES OVER $163,000

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S®

Residents of Lincoln and surrounding areas joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease on September 17, 2017 at Holmes Lake in Lincoln. Over 1,400 participants raised more than $163,000 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs.

“Lincoln residents rallied together to show their dedication to ending Alzheimer’s disease at this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Erinn Drouin, Walk Director for the Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter. “Dedicated volunteers and businesses worked together to make this event special for all participants. The event was filled with poignant personal stories and energy to continue the fight to end this disease. This year, we welcomed a record number of participants and teams – we are so appreciative.”

Stanley Healthcare was the top fundraising team at this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raising over $11,000 to fund research and care and support services.

The event was generously sponsored by several local organizations and businesses, including Runza, Alpha Media, Channel 8 KLKN-TV, Carpetland, CountryHouse Residences, Legacy Retirement Communities – The Arbors, and Stanley Healthcare, among others. Free musical entertainment was provided by The Toons, and the event was emceed by Megan Conway of Channel 8 KLKN-TV. Lynne Fullerton, a local family caregiver, shared her personal story of how Alzheimer’s has impacted her and her family.

In Nebraska alone, there are more than 33,000 people living with the disease and 82,000 caregivers.  In the United States, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Donations are being collected through December 15, 2017 at alz.org/walk.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® – The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.  Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

Alzheimer’s Association® – The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support.  Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org® or call 800.272.3900.

Together, we can end Alzheimer’s. Donate here —>  Walk to End Alzheimer’s | Alzheimer’s Association

6 Moving Tips For Seniors | Tips and Updates – BabaMail

6 Moving Tips For Seniors

Whether you’re moving from one home to a similar-sized one or downsizing to a smaller one, there’s no doubt about it, it can be an extremely stressful time. However, there are some steps that you can take along the way that will help decrease this stress. In this video, you’ll find 6 great moving tips for seniors.

 

Source: 6 Moving Tips For Seniors | Tips and Updates – BabaMail

Older Americans Struggling With Drug Costs Don’t Ask for Help: MedlinePlus Health News

Older Americans Struggling With Drug Costs Don’t Ask for Help

Poll found roughly half didn’t, but 67 percent who did received assistance from their doctor

By Robert Preidt

Friday, June 30, 2017

HealthDay news imageFRIDAY, June 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Many older Americans who have difficulty paying for their medications don’t seek help in finding cheaper options, a new poll indicates.

“We already know that cost can keep patients from taking the drugs they need to maintain health or prevent complications, but these new data suggest that many older adults aren’t talking to their doctors or pharmacists about cost and less-expensive alternatives as often as they could,” said poll director Dr. Preeti Malani. She is a professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School.

“This represents an opportunity for patients, clinicians — as well as health systems, insurers and policymakers,” Malani added in a university news release.

The national poll of more than 2,100 adults aged 50 to 80 found that 27 percent said their prescription drug costs were a financial burden.

About 16 percent had six or more prescriptions and saw more than one doctor. These patients were the most likely to say they struggled with drug costs, the poll found.

Among the respondents who said their medication costs were a burden, 49 percent had not talked to their doctors about the issue. But doing so was effective, because 67 percent of those who talked to their doctor received a recommendation for a less expensive drug, as did 37 percent of those who talked to their pharmacists.

“Based on these findings, and other evidence, we encourage patients to speak up during their clinic visits, and when they’re at the pharmacy, and ask about ways to reduce the cost of their prescriptions,” Malani said.

“But equally, we see a need for health professionals to find ways to more routinely engage with patients about cost — especially through formal medication reviews such as the one that Medicare will cover,” she added.

SOURCE: University of Michigan, news release, June 30, 2017

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News stories are written and provided by HealthDay and do not reflect federal policy, the views of MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Source: Older Americans Struggling With Drug Costs Don’t Ask for Help: MedlinePlus Health News

Health Care Proposals

Health Care Proposals Are Deeply Unpopular
Among Nevada’s Largest Voting Block

Large Majorities of Older Voters Across Party Lines Oppose the Age Tax, Removal of Pre-existing Condition Protections, Medicare and Medicaid Cuts.

AARP Nevada has released new survey data highlighting the deep divide between Americans and Washington politicians over health care policies important to older Americans.

“Health care is a deeply personal issue that has a real and immediate impact on American families across the political spectrum. These survey findings are very clear – people don’t support legislation that would mean higher costs and less coverage for older Americans,” said Maria Dent, State Director of AARP Nevada. “AARP urges Senator Heller to oppose any bill that would raise premiums, price people with pre-existing conditions out of coverage, weaken Medicare and make cuts to Medicaid that would reduce services for those most in need.”

More details from the survey are below:

  • The Age Tax: 90% of Nevada voters age 50+ oppose charging older Americans five times more than others for their healthcare plan while just seven-percent support the drastic cost increase. The proportion of age 50+ voters who oppose the age tax includes 80% of Republicans, 90% of Independents, and 97% of Democrats.
  • Medicare Cuts: 85% of Silver State voters age 50+ oppose cutting funding for Medicare and increasing premiums for current and future seniors, while just 11% support the harmful cuts. The proportion of age 50+ voters who oppose Medicare cuts includes 70% of Republicans, 87% of Independents, and 97% of Democrats.
  • Removal of Pre-existing Condition Protections: 81% of Nevada voters age 50+ oppose charging people with preexisting conditions more for their coverage, while just 16% support doing so. The proportion of age 50+ voters who oppose removal of this protection includes 68% of Republicans, 79% of Independents, and 94% of Democrats.
  • Tax Breaks for Big Drug and Insurance Companies: 79% of Nevada voters age 50+ oppose providing tax breaks for insurance and drug companies, while just 14% support such breaks. The proportion of age 50+ voters who oppose tax breaks for big drug and insurance companies includes 72% of Republicans, 76% of Independents, and 86% of Democrats.
  • Medicaid Funding Cuts: 75% of Nevada voters age 50+ oppose cutting funding for Medicaid, while just 21% support the harmful cuts. The proportion of age 50+ voters who oppose Medicaid cuts includes 60% of Republicans, 77% of Independents, and 87% of Democrats.

Source: Health Care Proposals

Benefits of Moving into Assisted Living Early


Learn more about continuing and senior care options for seniors, and about the benefits of moving into assisted living early.

Source: Benefits of Moving into Assisted Living Early

4 Secrets to Slow Aging: Keeping Seniors Active

Source: 4 Secrets to Slow Aging: Keeping Seniors Active

1. Socialization is Key

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2. Let’s Stay Physical! Physical!

3. Keeping That Society Life.

4. Keeping It Real

Daily household chores and responsibilities can be a lot for anyone.

 

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