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~~~ THE ULTIMATE RETIREMENT GUIDE...by Dave D'Antoni. 43 chapters are included, in four sectiions: Pre-retirement Planning; The First Days of the Rest of Your Life; Golf: My Perxsonal Key to a Successful Retirement; Travel: The Other Reason to Retire. The last two sections can be substituted with tennis, fishing or whatever you choose. The book is a comprehensive collection of tips and strategies by the author who retired at 60 from his career as an engineer and corporate executive. 

ISBN 978-14910455626, 321 pages, 

~~~ SIGNS OF LIFE, LOVE AND OTHER MIRACLES,,,by Stephanie Kirz. It is a moving tale of lost love that is found in special moments throughout the world, stories of hope and inspiration, says the author. A travel writer and a widow after 30+ years of marriage, she wanders through Egypt, Thailand, Wales, Mexico and Italy to find solace in the traditions of ancient cultures that celebrate the life of someone that has passed away, not mourn their deaths. As the author comments, the book offers heart warming inspirational words to heal a grieving heart; it is a a love story about lost love and found love in most unusual places. That it is--BB
ISBN 9780974102764, 124 pages, $14.95, White Dog Press Ltd.


~~~ DOCTOR, SAY WHAT?...by Larry Altshuler, M.D. The first two parts of a series of guides for American health care consumers through the dysfunctions of the system and to navigate the health care delivery system in order to advocate for themselves or loved ones. It includes treatments for over 90 medical conditions. and is written in clear, unbiased and straight forward terms that are easily understood by laymen/women. It gives consumers empowerment to our health care system and your health.--
ISBN 978-1519269997, 655 pages, Available on Amazon.


~~~ RESTORING FLEXIBILITY--A Gentle Yoga-Based Practice to Increase Mobility at Any Age..This book features more than 200 step-by-step photos in two parts: The Possibilities and The Poses & Practice Sequences to help restore flexibility, mobility, and agility in 4 weeks with yoga with 25-minute, twice-weekly program that features gentle poses, practice sequences, and techniques to help you improve your posture, increase spinal flexibility, release tightness in your shoulders, relax the muscles in your torso, expand mobility in your hip joints, and reduce the chance of falling--ISBN: 978-1-61243-491-9, 135 pages of a larger size book, Ulysses Press, $15.95.


~~~ RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED...by Mitzi Mensch. The difference between living and dying is love. This book of fiction tackles regret and romance when you have more yesterdays than tomorrows'. The main character, Madeline, is a story of end-of-life decisions and how she handles it. The story provides a powerful and compelling backdrop to an often-overlooked area of contemporary literature and senior stories--Available in paperback and e-book formats via Amazon.  

~~~ A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO QUALITATIVE HEALTHCARE...by Jan Gabbidon. The book is dedicated to the many professionals and para professional health-care providers in nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living communities, adult homes, group homes and anyone considering employment in these fields who have chosen long-term care as their passion and strive every day to provide residents and their families with the highest quality care. The book was designed as an interpretation of the state and federal regulations in conjunction with many best practices to familiarize all healthcare professionals and para professionals of the state and federal regulations that affect health care delivery.
ISBN 9781-50335-7280-5, 206 pages, Xlibris (1-888-795-4274).


~~~HOSPICE: THE LAST RESPONDER, by Ellen Jane Windham.  This Hospice nurse and author offers patients and families a comprehensive guide to all things about hospice care. The author captures the true essence of hospice care and explains everything readers need and want to know about the process, putting loved ones at ease. The book, the author says, will help you turn the fear and pain of losing someone you love in a memorable and even joyous event for family and friends to cherish and pass to each generation that follows--ISBN: 978-1-5127-1858-4, $17.95, 187 pages. Available at Amazon and other book stores.

~~~ DAILY STRENGTHENING: 6 Keys to Balance Core Muscles for Optimal Health...by Alice Ann Dailey (with illustrations by Megan Dailey). Book is based on the author's educational teaching and practical experience. Provides three difference parts: Health Awareness, The Way It Works; Lesson Plans, and features 39 illustrations. It's a book for those who want to help themselves maintain a good and healthy life, and to empower people with knowledge and understanding of the body's systems and alignment. And that the author does. She also has illustrations for the lesson plans that make it all simple to do.
-- ISBN13: 978-1-61254-864-7, $22.95, 212 pages, Brown Books Publishing Group. 


~~~ THE CHAIR ROCKS--A Manifesto Against Ageism...by Ashton Applewhite.  Summed up, this book is about being proud of your age. The author's chapters (listed below), tell it like it is: The Problem with Ageism; Our Ages Ourselves-Identity; Forget Memory-the Older Brain; Health, Not Youth-the Older Body; No Expiration Date-Sex and Intimacy; Not Done Yet-the Workplace; Long Life is a Team Sport-the Independence Trap; The Bull Looks Different-the End of Life; Occupy Age! Beyond Ageism. It really is a call for our whole society--ISBN 978-0-9969347-D-1 51995. $19.95, 278 pages, Networked Books
.
~~~THE CAREGIVING TRAP-Solutions for Life's Unexpected Changes. by Pamela D. Wilson. Offers guidance for one of the most significant and misunderstood topics of our day: Caregiving. It combines her authentic life and professional experience supporting thousands of overwhelmed and frustrated older adults and family caregivers by this popular radio producer and host. Features 12 chapters of "Tale of The Caring Generation" or an "Insight"  at the end of each chapter--ISBN 978-1-63047-535-2, 52195 $21.95, Morgan James Publishing. 


~~~ LISTENING FOR WHAT MATTERS (Avoiding Contextual Errors in Health Care) ...by Saul J. Weiner and Alan Schwartz.  Covers ten years of empirical research based on hundreds of recorded doctor visits by patients and undercover actors alike, which revealed a widespread disregard of patients' individual circumstances and needs resulting in inappropriate care. These medical errors have been largely undocumented and unaddressed by the American health care system. The aim of this book is to open a dialog between patients, physicians, policy makers, and medical educators, about a serious quality problem--ISBN 978-0-19-022899-6, 213 pages, Oxford Univ Press.


~~~ THE RETIREMENT BOOM...by Catherine Allen, Nancy Bearg, Rita Foley, Jaye Smith. An all-inclusive guide to money, life, and health in your next chapter. The authors include tips, tricks and techniques to help you, including: Understand what's changing in the workplace and workforce today; Make your money last; Renegotiate life at home; Improve and keep your health; Build and leave a legacy; Simplify your life...and much more--ISBN 978-1-63265-016-0 253 pages, $16.99, Career Press.

~~~ IT'S NEVER TOO LATE (Getting Older, Wiser, and Worry-Free in Our Golden Years)...by Scott Page. Author gives easy (and even fun) ways to develop a workable plan for living out our lives with greater peace of mind and security regardless of our current age and station in life. Leave us wondering why we didn't do something about it sooner. Shows us how an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure in helping us live better in our older years.--ISBN 978-1-63047-623-, 147 pages, $14.95.
 
~~~ CASHING OUT OF YOUR BUSINESS (Your Last Great Deal)...by Kathleen Richardson-Mauro and Jane M. Johnson. You own a successful company, but have you planned for your future and the future of your business?  These two authors are experienced financial and planning experts who will guide you to determine your goals, calculate how much money you need for retirement, maximize the value of your business, understand your options, minimize taxes and fees, and execute the plan.--ISBN 978-1-937454-85-2, 74 pages, $17.95.


~~~ LET FOOD BE YOUR MEDICINE: DIETARY CHANGES PROVEN TO PREVENT AND REVERSE DISEASES...by Don Colbert, MD. Groundbreaking book that reveals how food can help reverse chronic diseases. Learn how through insight and actionable tools that will help readers learn how a well-known diet can beat common illnesses such as: Dementia and Alzheimer's, ADHD and Autism, Mental Illness, Arthritis and Autoimmune Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Fight Cancer--Worthy Publishing, ISBN 978-1-6179-5588-4, 272 pages, $21.99

~~~ A NEW MOURNING: Discovering the Gifts in Grief...by Georgena Eggleston. Some of the author's book endorsers point out that grief is powerful and universal, it lives in the body, and if you're in the grip of grief, read this book. Georgena writes that grief does not have to be constant and that although that's how you feel in this moment, she relates four unique, simple tools in her book to move beyond your grief: practical self-care strategies, listening touch, discovery and curiosity, and object permanence. These new strategies may help you during your period of grief--
Balboa Press & at most booksellers.
​ISBN 978-1-5043-3028-2

~~~ ORGANIZING YOUR FAMILY LEGACY...by Edward C. Meyers & Sharon K. Nick.  A practical action plan for those you leave behind.  Perhaps the best book I have ever seen on this subject. There are 257 pages broken down by these chapters: Personal Information; Financial Information; Insurance; Health & Medical Care; Government Benefits; Estate Planning; In the End; It's Your Funeral; Organizing the Family Information  and Documents; Safe Deposit Box; Your Legacy Organizer; Estate Review Checklist; Personal Matters; To the Next Generation; Your Pets; Remember Me; Identity Theft, and a very long 31-page Reference Guide at the end. This spiral-bound book should be used by every senior family head to help in transferring assets and information after passing away. --
ISBN 978-0-9911491-0-0 52495. Available with a special senior-news-watch.com discount of 20% off the list price of $24.95. Enter OYFL20 at check out; use  www.organizingyourfamilylegacy.com to order or contact apepress.com for more info--BB

NOTE: Also available in "Your Legacy Organizer" to ensure that your documents are stored safely. It has a secure buckle to keep everything inside and comes with a convenient "grab and go" handle. It accommodates 21 file pockets to secure all your documents. 


~~~ BILLS , QUILLS AND STILLS: An Annotated, Illustrated, and Illuminated History of the Bill of Rights...by Robert McWhirter. Author, an expert criminal and immigration attorney, writes on "What American Citizens Must Know About Their Rights". It is never too late to learn how this part of the Constitution was created by the framers of this remarkable document. It is a most outstanding analysis and is really divided into two parts (the story and how the author backed it up).  This reader was thoroughly engaged in both parts of the presentation; however, it will take a lot of patience to go through the second part which appears on each page under the story. This is material that they never taught when seniors went to school eons ago, and it's the juicy stuff missed in history classes--
website: billsofrightshistory.com 

~~~ AGING WISELY, Facing Emotional Challenges from 50 to 85+ Years of Age...by Viola Meeke, PhD, ABPP. Serves as a guide for navigating the emotionally challenging situations that come with growing older, and examines the myriad life changes that lead many older adults to feelings of dissatisfaction and unhappiness. "Aging offers a unique opportunity to know ourselves better. A different perspective on life comes as we become better acquainted with our inner self," Mecke says.

Great read...One of the best books I've read on Aging--BB

Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Xlibris.
ISBN 978-1-4931-142S-2


~~~ THE CON GAME A Failure of Trust...by T.S. Laham. Elder mistreatment--ranging from physical abuse and neglect to financial fraud--is a silent epidemic in the U.S. The author exposes it and shows you how to protect yourself, your property, and your loved ones. Here are  things she discusses: the trouble with conservatorships
and guardianships for elders who can no longer manage their own affairs; Act now to protect yourself later; What to do if an elderly loved one becomes a victim; Scam detection 101: How to recognize some of the most common scams against the elderly.
ISBN 978-1-4834-1723-3
Lulu Publishing Services,
rev, date: 10/29/14.
 
~~~ BRAHA: TALE OF INNOCENCE AND INTRIGUE...by Julie Mangano. Mouthwatering fruit of the Family Tree leads to an unforgettable tale of intrigue and passion.  A German peasant isolated in feudal Russia makes a risky connection with an army officer that leads to life on the run, pursued by the secret police. A century later, her great-great-granddaughter, Linden, discovers an old journal that hurtles her into danger, when layers of clues and secrets surface to expose the connection. It's a book that you won't put down until the end. Available from Amazon.com 1494943379.

~~~ EVEN MORE VIGNETTES OF YVETTE AT VI...by John Gurley
This is the 96-year-old author's fourth book about trying to keep fun alive for his dementia-stricken wife--Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book from Amazon, Barnes  Noble and Authorhouse.

~~~ CON GAMES NOW BEING PLAYED ON AMERICA'S ELDERLY...by T.S. Laham
Ranges from physical abuse and neglect to financial fraud which has become a silent U.S. epidemic. One to two million of those 65+ who have been mistreated by someone they trust, experts say, and only one in 25 cases are reported to authorities. Discussed are "The Trouble wih conservatorships 
and guardianships for those
who can not conduct their own affairs. Act now to protect yourself later; what to do if an elderly, loved one becomes a victim; scam detection 101; how to recognize some of the most common scams against the elderly--
A paperback book written last year, 267 pages , $24.95, ISBN978-1-4834-1723-3A

~~~ MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES FOR SENIOR LIVING...by Kenneth D. Barrinager, PhD​. Retired clinical psychologist encourages seniors to look at choices that affect retirement. Provides readers guidance for making the average 20 years in retirement fulfilling.  
ISBN: 978-1499076622 at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Xlibris
     
~~~ OH MY GOD, I'M GETTING OLDER AND SO IS MY MOM...by Scott Greenberg (Senior Advocate & Radio Show Host)
Addresses topics as diverse as dealing with sibling rivalry, sex after sixty, funeral options, the value of volunteerism, along with other situations you never thought you would need to deal with as a senior...with some practical advice.
ISBN 978-1-884886-64-5

~~~ AGING, HEALTH CARE, AND YOU!...by Martin S. Finkelstein, MD (A practicing geriatric physician in a busy medical center environment). This one-of-a-kind book deals with aspects of health care that have been identified as being of concern to today's seniors and their families. It was inspired by what actually bothered and confused older patients regarding their health, their diseases, and their problems dealing with our health care system.
ISBN 8-978-1470061944




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THE PURPOSE IS PROFIT-The Truth About Starting and Building Your Own Business...by Ed "Skip" McLaughlin, Wyn Lydecker and Paul McLaughlin. Offers ambitious readers direct insight into the startup process, and how it really works by eliminating the mystery of becoming an entrepreneur. The authors, proven entrepreneurs,  distill step-by-step process to start, fund and grow the right business for readers. Includes "The StartUp Roadmap and The StartUp Funding Guide. Uses four sections; Prelaunch; Launch and Early Stage; Growth Stage; and Exit, to tell their story.
ISBN: 9781-62634-290-3 (print) , 301 pages, Published by Greenleaf Book Group Press (Austin, TX)

~~~ BEAT OSTEOPORIS WITH EXERCISE...by Dr. Karl Knopf.  This book provides the secrets to staying active as you age. It's a low-impact program for building strength, increasing basic density and improving posture. There are 100 step-by-step exercises with 300 photos, divided into detailed fitness plans, age appropriate. The author has worked with trainers dealing with older adults to help keep them physically fit because he feels that no matter what the person's age, the procedures for maintaining bone strength and density are about the same; the only difference is the intensity of strength training.
ISBN 1398612435558, $15.95, 144 (17-1/2 X 9-1/4" ) pages, Ulysess Press, Publishing. Distributed by Publishers Group West.


~~~ LIFE THROUGH LASAGNA EYES...by Samantha A. Kendall (Sam...The Lasagna Lady). The author uses the "recipes of life" as a journey of how she overcame adversities and tragedy in her personal life. She uses eight chapters (layers) to transmit a message; and also uses life's recipes as a set of instruction for preparing guidelines and a list of steps to help along the way. Her personal inscription to this reviewer, "Many Layers of Sauces for You," tells a short story of what she writes about...A special adoration to God)
ISBN 9780692599037, 05 pages, Piaott Publishing 

~~~ BODYWHEALTH (Journey to Abundance)...by Dr. Roddy Carter, MD. Explains the science of WHealth and outlines the road to attain it. Author draws on experience preparing athletes for peak performance at the Olympic Games. He gives readers seven powerful keys to unlock the best possible you based in evolutionary principles and scientific evidence. Broken down into four major sections.
ISBN 978-0-9969889-0-2, 251 pages. Aquila Life Science Press Edition.


~~~ JOEY VISITS GRANDPA...by Patricia Nichvolodoff (Illustrated by Shannen Marie Paradero). New children's book tells a humorous and heart-warming story about the special relationship between Joey and his grandfather. It's a story to be read by a grandchild with his/her grandparents. 
ISBN 978-1-4907-5910-4, 25 pages, A picture book, Trafford Publishing


~~~6 WEEK MONEY CHALLENGE OR YOUR PERSONAL FINANCES...by Steve Repak, CFP. Provides clear steps that help people understand their finances in accordance with their personal goals and beliefs. Author reveals what the Bible has to say about spending, saving, and giving as his simple, step-by-step program is founded on biblical principles, paired with a CFP's understanding of modern wealth-management strategies...ISBN 978-1-4245-5115-6, 159 pages, $14.99 (Hardcover),, Broadstreet Publishing Group, LLC.


~~~ PURPOSE PIE (Really Living in the Sweet Spot of Life),,,by Steve Douglas. Author discussed how to go from ego-lead fear to spirit-led faith in this new book that inspires individuals to find their true purpose in life. Individuals are given advice on how to discover their identity through personal stories from the author's past youth and adulthood, and he hopes that he can encompasses an inner peace for all his readers. Features 13 chapters written for all ages in hope that any person can grow into who they are meant to be.--ISBN 978-1-5127-094-8, 149 pages, $13.95. Available in softcover, hardcover and e-book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Westbow Press.


~~~ GOD: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY: AS TOLD TO A PHILOSOPHER...by Dr. Jerry L. Martin. Author asks "God is Calling-Are You Ready to Answer?" He reveals God's presence in every culture, every religion, every world and a way to religious peace through a series of stunning revelations. Readers discover: God is present in all or our lives, communicating through multiple cultures and religions; how different religions can learn to get along; how he began a relationship with God with a love story why sin does not need to be forgiven; the reality of reincarnations, and the existence of an afterlife in heaven; and how anyone can become closer to God. Loved the relationship between his unseen God and himself through  a conversational technique.--ISBN 978-0-9967253-0-9, 362 pages, $TBA, Caladiumm Publishing Co., LLC. Available online as an E-
Book and as a hardbook. 


~~~ BECOMING A SAGE (Discovering Life's Lessons One Story at a Time)...by Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse...The author has helped countless people heal from their painful pasts and forge a better tomorrow for themselves, as well as her own life's journey. In nine chapters and 126 stories will help you become a "sage" that's courageous and confident; someone who has reached a time of inner wisdom and peace and yet wants more. It will help you realize your radiant vitality and worth in the world
ISBN-3:978-0-7573-1404-4, 294 pages, $15.94, heibooks.com.
 
~~~ THE ULTIMATE RETIREMENT GUIDE...by Dave D'Antoni.  Subtitled: How to Make the Most of the Next Third of Your Life, who states "I have always believed it was easier to learn from the mistakes of others. I only wish I could have been better at actually doing it." Uses 43 Chapters divided into four sections covering retirement is worth working hard for and when achieved, is too valuable to waste even a little of. The first two sections are very valuable, and the last two are options of what you like to do best in certain sports. Uses clean large modern type to make it easy to read.
ISBN 978-1491045626, 321 pages.

~~~HOSPICE: THE LAST RESPONDER, by Ellen Jane Windham.  This Hospice nurse and author offers patients and families a comprehensive guide to all things about hospice care. The author captures the true essence of hospice care and explains everything readers need and want to know about the process, putting loved ones at ease. The book, the author says, will help you turn the fear and pain of losing someone you love in a memorable and even joyous event for family and friends to cherish and pass to each generation that follows--ISBN: 978-1-5127-1858-4, $17.95, 187 pages. Available at Amazon and other book stores.

~~~ DAILY STRENGTHENING: 6 Keys to Balance Core Muscles for Optimal Health...by Alice Ann Dailey (with illustrations by Megan Dailey). Book is based on the author's educational teaching and practical experience. Provides three difference parts: Health Awareness, The Way It Works; Lesson Plans, and features 39 illustrations. It's a book for those who want to help themselves maintain a good and healthy life, and to empower people with knowledge and understanding of the body's systems and alignment. And that the author does. She also has illustrations for the lesson plans that make it all simple to do.
-- ISBN13: 978-1-61254-864-7, $22.95, 212 pages, Brown Books Publishing Group. 


~~~ THE CHAIR ROCKS--A Manifesto Against Ageism...by Ashton Applewhite.  Summed up, this book is about being proud of your age. The author's chapters (listed below), tell it like it is: The Problem with Ageism; Our Ages Ourselves-Identity; Forget Memory-the Older Brain; Health, Not Youth-the Older Body; No Expiration Date-Sex and Intimacy; Not Done Yet-the Workplace; Long Life is a Team Sport-the Independence Trap; The Bull Looks Different-the End of Life; Occupy Age! Beyond Ageism. It really is a call for our whole society--ISBN 978-0-9969347-D-1 51995. $19.95, 278 pages, Networked Books
.
~~~THE CAREGIVING TRAP-Solutions for Life's Unexpected Changes. by Pamela D. Wilson. Offers guidance for one of the most significant and misunderstood topics of our day: Caregiving. It combines her authentic life and professional experience supporting thousands of overwhelmed and frustrated older adults and family caregivers by this popular radio producer and host. Features 12 chapters of "Tale of The Caring Generation" or an "Insight"  at the end of each chapter--ISBN 978-1-63047-535-2, 52195 $21.95, Morgan James Publishing. 


~~~ LISTENING FOR WHAT MATTERS (Avoiding Contextual Errors in Health Care) ...by Saul J. Weiner and Alan Schwartz.  Covers ten years of empirical research based on hundreds of recorded doctor visits by patients and undercover actors alike, which revealed a widespread disregard of patients' individual circumstances and needs resulting in inappropriate care. These medical errors have been largely undocumented and unaddressed by the American health care system. The aim of this book is to open a dialog between patients, physicians, policy makers, and medical educators, about a serious quality problem--ISBN 978-0-19-022899-6, 213 pages, Oxford Univ Press.


~~~ THE RETIREMENT BOOM...by Catherine Allen, Nancy Bearg, Rita Foley, Jaye Smith. An all-inclusive guide to money, life, and health in your next chapter. The authors include tips, tricks and techniques to help you, including: Understand what's changing in the workplace and workforce today; Make your money last; Renegotiate life at home; Improve and keep your health; Build and leave a legacy; Simplify your life...and much more--ISBN 978-1-63265-016-0 253 pages, $16.99, Career Press.

~~~ IT'S NEVER TOO LATE (Getting Older, Wiser, and Worry-Free in Our Golden Years)...by Scott Page. Author gives easy (and even fun) ways to develop a workable plan for living out our lives with greater peace of mind and security regardless of our current age and station in life. Leave us wondering why we didn't do something about it sooner. Shows us how an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure in helping us live better in our older years.--ISBN 978-1-63047-623-, 147 pages, $14.95.
 
~~~ CASHING OUT OF YOUR BUSINESS (Your Last Great Deal)...by Kathleen Richardson-Mauro and Jane M. Johnson. You own a successful company, but have you planned for your future and the future of your business?  These two authors are experienced financial and planning experts who will guide you to determine your goals, calculate how much money you need for retirement, maximize the value of your business, understand your options, minimize taxes and fees, and execute the plan.--ISBN 978-1-937454-85-2, 74 pages, $17.95.


~~~ LET FOOD BE YOUR MEDICINE: DIETARY CHANGES PROVEN TO PREVENT AND REVERSE DISEASES...by Don Colbert, MD. Groundbreaking book that reveals how food can help reverse chronic diseases. Learn how through insight and actionable tools that will help readers learn how a well-known diet can beat common illnesses such as: Dementia and Alzheimer's, ADHD and Autism, Mental Illness, Arthritis and Autoimmune Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Fight Cancer--Worthy Publishing, ISBN 978-1-6179-5588-4, 272 pages, $21.99

~~~ A NEW MOURNING: Discovering the Gifts in Grief...by Georgena Eggleston. Some of the author's book endorsers point out that grief is powerful and universal, it lives in the body, and if you're in the grip of grief, read this book. Georgena writes that grief does not have to be constant and that although that's how you feel in this moment, she relates four unique, simple tools in her book to move beyond your grief: practical self-care strategies, listening touch, discovery and curiosity, and object permanence. These new strategies may help you during your period of grief--
Balboa Press & at most booksellers.
​ISBN 978-1-5043-3028-2

~~~ ORGANIZING YOUR FAMILY LEGACY...by Edward C. Meyers & Sharon K. Nick.  A practical action plan for those you leave behind.  Perhaps the best book I have ever seen on this subject. There are 257 pages broken down by these chapters: Personal Information; Financial Information; Insurance; Health & Medical Care; Government Benefits; Estate Planning; In the End; It's Your Funeral; Organizing the Family Information  and Documents; Safe Deposit Box; Your Legacy Organizer; Estate Review Checklist; Personal Matters; To the Next Generation; Your Pets; Remember Me; Identity Theft, and a very long 31-page Reference Guide at the end. This spiral-bound book should be used by every senior family head to help in transferring assets and information after passing away. --
ISBN 978-0-9911491-0-0 52495. Available with a special senior-news-watch.com discount of 20% off the list price of $24.95. Enter OYFL20 at check out; use  www.organizingyourfamilylegacy.com to order or contact apepress.com for more info--BB

NOTE: Also available in "Your Legacy Organizer" to ensure that your documents are stored safely. It has a secure buckle to keep everything inside and comes with a convenient "grab and go" handle. It accommodates 21 file pockets to secure all your documents. 


~~~ BILLS , QUILLS AND STILLS: An Annotated, Illustrated, and Illuminated History of the Bill of Rights...by Robert McWhirter. Author, an expert criminal and immigration attorney, writes on "What American Citizens Must Know About Their Rights". It is never too late to learn how this part of the Constitution was created by the framers of this remarkable document. It is a most outstanding analysis and is really divided into two parts (the story and how the author backed it up).  This reader was thoroughly engaged in both parts of the presentation; however, it will take a lot of patience to go through the second part which appears on each page under the story. This is material that they never taught when seniors went to school eons ago, and it's the juicy stuff missed in history classes--
website: billsofrightshistory.com 


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MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016

~~~ Seniors Losing Sleep Over Retirement...Study by Ramsey Solutions shows 56% face concerns over retirement despite their savings. Additional findings: seven in ten feel confident about their future, know who to ask with retirement questions--daveramsey.com/research/stress-anxiety, or call 615 663-8660.


~~~ NIH-Funded Study Supports Surgery As Treatment for Myasthenia Graves...Disease causes muscle weakness and fatigue and recommend removal of the thymus--ninds.nih.gov/disorders/myasthenia.


~~~ CMS Blog Delivering on the Promise of Better Care for Older Adults
...Blog by Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, says CMS's next chapter in implementing the Affordable Care Act is to make sure that we are delivering patient-centered care to all consumers at critical stages of their lives--blog.com.gov/ 8.11.16.


~~~ Dangers of Caregiver Denial...It is normal human emotion, especially with symptoms as heartbreaking as dementia or Alzheimer's as no one wants to confront the disease for which there is currently no cure. However, there are risks to caregivers denial--aplaceformom/blog.


~~~ Check Out New Mobile Devices...Upgrade your mobile device so that you can experience changes in device speed, internet data, rates and overall performance--shopping.usonlinesshopnow8.com/amazontest/0-42.


~~~ Four Tips for Aging Teeth...Expect change; Know financial options; Chose the right dentist and communicate clearly to him/her; Fine tune your oral hygiene routine--aged.org, or call 312-558-1770.


~~~ Book & App for Alzheimer's Caregivers "Confidence to Care"...A handbook to becoming more confident in your ability to understand, manage and even help alleviate dementia-related behavioral symptoms that your loved one may be prone to exhibit--Buy the Book from Amazon.


~~~ Social Security Programs Are As Diverse As Those It Serves...From women & children to the elderly and disabled, Social Security has you covered. Read this story to find out all aspects of the program--blog.socialsecurity.gov/+ headline/1608.


~~~ NIH Health Info...Covers Diarrhea FAQs; Sense of Smell and Your Health; Structure of Rhinovirus C revealed; Community Immunity; Vaccines Protect Us All; Scoliosis Traced to Problems in Spinal Fluid Flow--nih.gov/health-information.
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016

~~~ Online Banking Tips for Seniors...Technology is changing the way customers bank; online bank is an efficient, convenient, and secure way to keep in track of your money, but sometimes confusing. This video helps--ncoa.org/economic-security/money-management.


~~~ Part D Rx Plans to Change in 2017...Center for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) has released info for next year's plans--See this useful article: Medicare and more, Issue 291, published by DukeRichard.com, 8.8.16.


~~~ Most Dangerous States for 65+ Senior Drivers...Highest overall rates of traffic facilities. The main contributor of seniors is the susceptibility  to injury and medical complications when involved in an accident. Here are the top eight: 1) Rhode Island; 2) Minnesota; 3) New York; 4) Maine; 5) Idaho; 6) New Jersey; 7) Hawaii; 8) Utah. Surprisingly, Florida is listed seventh from the bottom at 42--National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as of 2014.

~~~   CBD Products Now Available Nationally...Company has launched a new lineup of hemp-derived products to order including states where medical cannabis has not been legalized. Three CBD products available: relief cream; hydrating lotion, and sports gel--Scott Ledinham, call
613-806-7135.


~~~ Color Blindness No Longer Needs to Inhibit Life...Uses the Oxy-Iso color color correction glasses by C2Amp which has a new patented technology--Jamie Anderson, call 949-502-6200 x210,  8.10.16.


~~~ New Daily Oral Rinse for Seniors...Called "CloSYS Silver", is designed especially for the changing needs of sensitive aging mouths. Features patented Clorastan to gently kill germs and promote overall health--closy.com, or call 480-225-7148 (melanie,pr)


~~~ A New Way to Message Our President...For the first time ever, you will be able to send a message to President Obama at the White House on Facebook--facebookcom/Whitehouse. More info: contact TheWhitehouse@goldman.4., 8.10.16.

~~~ This App Disrupting the Gift Industry...Lets you send gifts on-demand without needing recipient's physical address. Uses an e-mail address or phone number--Contact brittany@giftagram.com.

~~~ Something Rotten in Care of the Elderly...Discussion on: Do hospital mismanage support for vulnerable older adults?; Meaning-reversed headlines consider dementia abuse?; The readmission penalty is not preventing readmission of the elderly; Seeing tech when they may not be a possibility or missing possibilities--aginginplacetechnical watch.com, 8.10.16. 

NOTE: Also see news item about CMS's new inclusion about rating Five Star Quality Nursing Homes in our "What's Up in the Senior Industry" in the right column.
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016


~~~ Social Security Benefits Citizens Outside the U.S....Over half a millionlive outside the States and continue to receive S/S benefits, including retired and disabled workers, spouses (widows and widowers)--blog.socialsecurity.gov.


~~~Caring for the Paralyzed...In 2009 the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reported 1 in 50 Americans are living with some degree of paralysis. Here's an article that can help caregivers in their work with them--caregiver.com, Issue 941, 8.9.16.


~~~ Medicare Projects Stable Drug Premium Costs in 2017...CMS predicts average basic premium for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan is projected to remain relatively stable at an estimated $34 per month--cms.gov/newsroom7.29.16.


~~~ Tapping Experienced Older Talent for New Service...Called "Reservists", it is an organization that pairs nonprofits with public agencies with older professionals and pays them $10-an-hour stipend. First start is with dementia-care coaching--See this article in The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 1 edition by Erin E. Arvedlund.

~~~ Majority of Older Americans Oppose Government Interference with Healthcare Services...Four out of five seniors 65+ do not approve a Medicare policy requiring a government contractor to approve claims for physicans-prescribed home healthcare sources--prnewswire.com/news/300310463html/8.9.16.


~~~ It's Time to Move Aging/Longevity to the Political Main Stage...An age wave is coming that could make or break our nation. This article asks if our presidential candidates are addressing the force. The answer is "no" and asks questions why not--businesswire.com/2015088005194/en/ 8.8.16.

~~~ Turning Old Smartphones Into Other Devices...Such as video monitoring devices says organizer of the growing gadget industry in many areas of waste--See article in 2016guardiannewspapers.co.uk/8.7.16

~~~ New Robotic Dining Companion...One has been invented as a feeding companion designed to give back independent control and dignity to people with impairments that prevent self-feeding. Has four section plate, two spoons and charging cable--healthinsider.com/ 8.9.16.

~~~ Insurance Helps You Cover Out-of-Pocket Health Expenses...Find out what's new and costs--new.medicarealist.com/ 8.9.16.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016


~~~ Passive Monitors Help Seniors Age in Place...Developed by U of Missouri, seniors can have independence longer with passive sensor systems that can help detect subtle changes with water-filled tubes and devices that measure differences in pressure--healthtechinsider.com/1439303855 / 7.22.16.


~~~ New Technology Converges on Personalized, Preventive Health...
Use of technology for health purposes with 1/4 million downloads of mobile health apps every day, and 53% of people with a smartphone use it to gather health-related info--ph360.me/shae / 8.5.16.

~~~ Zinc in the Brain Can Increase Seizures...New research at Texas
A & M published in the Journal of Neuroscience. Study demonstrated that zinc blocks key inhibitory receptors in the brain, leading to inhibition opposite excitation and therefore seizures--vitairecord.tahmhsc,edu/zinc-might-increase-risk-seizures-new-research-says / 8.15.16, or call 979-36-0611 (Lauren Thompson). 


~~~ Older Adults Need Vaccines, Too...Certain vaccines are recommended based on age, occupation or health conditions such as asthma, pulmonary disease, diabetes or heart disease--cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/rec-vac/index.html.


~~~ New Tool Shows How Social Security Benefits All...Highlights the valuable economic stimulus impact of S/S in every state and in communities nationwide. Helpful for advocates in their daily work as it provides detailed data about beneficiaries by state, county, congressional district, age, race/entity and gender, and more--socialsecurityspotlight.org, 8.4.16.


~~~ New Treatment Option for Patients With Upper Limb Spasticity...
New treatment, XeominA (Iincobotulinumtoxin) was approved by the FDA--Dr. Bruce Robin, cyoden@evoliaMED.comA.


~~~ When The Time Comes, Will You Be Prepared?...After the passing of a loved one, the emotional, financial and legal tasks can be overwhelming. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association offer a free brochure, "When the Time Comes" which will help organize your affairs...American Heart Association.com.


~~~ CMS Extends, Expands Fraud-Fighting Proper Enrollment Moratorium...Takes place in these states: NJ, PA, TX, FL, IL for six more months--CMS.gov.


~~~ NCOA Launches a New Blog...It coves how to find free help for seniors struggling to make ends meet and with debt. Programs found on BenefitCheckup can help pay for medications, food, utilities, legal services, healthcare, housing in-home service, taxes, transportation, employment training, and much more--ncoa.org/blog/how-to-find-free-help-low-income-seniors/
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2016


~~~ How Does Living Alone Affect Your Health...Study reported that living alone wasn't superior in every way to people over 65, according to an article in Journal of Applied Gerontology--See story in Medicare and more, Issue #290,, 8.2.16, dukerichard.com publisher, or call 954-297-4501.


~~~ Understanding Myopia...Blurring distant vision is the main symptom. Condition that affects about a third of Americans. It is commonly called nearsightedness and develops slowly--newsinhealth.nih.gov.


~~~ Nature's Secret Sleep Aid...It's a topical magnesium spray that is said to be a more beneficial product compared to oral consumption because it is instantly absorbed into the blood stream--tharrington@5WPR.com


~~~ Improved Wartime Pension for Vets...Available as assistance to vets with unreimbursed medical expenses can be provided with payments of up to $2,020 per month to a married vet or $1094 to a surviving spouse of a vet--Article by Michael D. Fowler, J.D., LL.M, caregiver.com, Issue 940, 8.4.16.


~~~ New Online Security for Social Security...Has added an extra layer when you contact the aging online. Now mysocialsecurity account holders are required to use their cell phone in addition to their username and password. Extra security is called "MULTIFACTOR AUTHORIZATION"-- blog.socialsecurity.gov, 8.3.16.


~~~ Bio-marker Signatures of Prostate Cancer--A recent study revealed bio-marker combination on urine that are unique to prostate cancer and two of its stages. Findings suggested a non-invasive approved to its diagnosis and assessing tumor progression--nih.gov/news/Research Matters, 7.12.16.


~~~  The Attack of the Shower Chair...An interesting story by a caregiver's wife and her husband; somewhat funny, but could have become a menace.--caregiver.com/Issue 939, by Susan Leck, 8..16.


~~~ Common Delusion Can Wreck Your Lifestyle in Retirement...Eight in ten boomers have some kind of debt with a median amount a little over $70,100, which might put a crimp into the free-wheeling traveling in their retirement lifestyle--Story by Robert Powell, marketwatch.com columnist, 7.21.16.


~~~ Personality Change May Be Early Sign of Dementia...Experts asked these questions: Does the person become agitated, aggressive, irritable, or tempremental?; Does she/he have unrealistic beliefs about powers, wealth or skills?; Do they no longer care about anything? One answer of "yes" to these questions could be an early sign--nytimes.com/2016/07/26/health/alzheimers-checklist-mild-behavioral-impairment,html?_r=0.
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​​WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2916

~~~ Where Do Presidential Candidates Stand On Senior Issues?...Topics: Long-Term Care; Funding Senior Programs; Medicare; Low-income protection; Senior hunger; Social Security--ncoa.org/publicpolicy/advocacy/072016AWU.


~~~ Top 50 Life & Health Insurance Companies of 2016...Measured up against four key metrics: net premiums written; total enrollment; policy holder surplus, and net investment income--LfeHealthProWeekender.com, 7/31/16.


~~~ Value of Massage for Caregivers...Has become a vital part of health care practices worldwide. It is a holistic therapy that has shown positive effects on physical and mental health, in addition to enhancing medical treatments--By Kristine Dwyer, Caregiver.com (Today's Caregiver magazine), issue 938, 7.28.16.


~~~ Be Ready For This Journey & The Next...Besides vacation planning, are your ducks in a row for retirement? See what tools are available from Social Security--socialsecurity.gov, and one tool-Retirement Estimator).


~~~ What Your Nose Knows...Sense of smell has to do with your health. An interesting article about this nose fact plus more--newsinhealth.nih.gov/8.1.16.


~~~ A New Social Necessary Site for Medical Professionals...Called "MEDPROSMEET", it was started by a retired U.S. Army veteran who served 21 years, with 10 years in the Medical Corp. See how medical pros can use this site--MedProsMeet.com.


~~~ U.S. Country Facts...Recent survey done by The World Bank, CIA World Facebook and the UN Project, found these facts concerning the United States: Population, 221 million in this Federal Republic; GDP per capita, $55,837, and growth rate of 1.63%; Unemployment, 6.2%; Life Expectancy, 79 years--country-facts.findthedata.com.


~~~ The Problem With Medicare Advantage Plans...Seniors can choose between them and traditional fee-for-service. Before you renew, read the advantages and pitfalls--time.com/money/4396394/medicine-advantage-enroll-health-care/8.2.16.

~~~  Headlines Distort Information About Aging and Health...Wall St. Journal: This brain exercise puts off dementia. Journal of Applied Gerentology: Seniors who live alone are likeliest to rate their health highly. Pew Research: Baby boomers take to digital healthcare--aginginplacetechnologywatch.com. 
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FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016

~~~ New Unique Service for Seniors Launched...Called "Uplift Seniors" it offers social engagement as a service to help improve the social and emotional well-being of senior citizens. Fee involved--visit for full story: upliftseniorcitizens.com


~~~ Tips for Aging Well...You will be a bit surprised on the 21 shown, many you forgot about--Medicare and more, Issue #289, published by DukeRichaard.com, or call 954-297-4501.


~~~ Innovation Technology Makes It Easy, Convenient and Accessible to All...Built on technology and complex algorithms, and ten years in development, by ph350 Company, it is said to identify a person's unique epirgenetic makeup and understand their specific bodily needs in the form of a virtual help on a daily habits, including diet to ward off health issues--ph360.me/shae.


~~~ Finding Supports Healthy Aging Centers...The Administration for Community Living has funded NCOA to continue leading two programs: The National Falls Prevention Resource Center and the National Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Center--ncoa.org/news/7.21.16.


~~~ So You've Lost Your Social Security Card...You'll want to consider whether you really need the card as long as you know the card's number since you'll need it when it when you get a new job.--Check out this site, socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber before visiting a S/S office.


~~~ Senior Employment Resources...JobSource is a website that can help find training classes that you may be interested in and work opportunities: There are three sections that can help: Define your skills; Get training; Get a Job Offers tips--ncoao/source.org (economiccheckjup.org).


~~~ Art for Alzheimer's Patients...It has found to give back the ability to communicate. For caregivers this is a welcomed and enriching way to improve loved ones quality of life; museums are tailoring events to help. Alzheimer's Association endorses these programs and lists many on its web site--Read article in caregiver.com (Today's Caregiver) Issue #937, 7.16.16.


~~~ Mistakes You Must Avoid When Writing an E-mail...The wrong recipient; Forgetting the attachment; Botched design; Neglecting to save; No signature; E-mail the wrong time...wix.com, 7.10.16.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016

~~~ Lending a Helping Hand & You Can Make a Difference...An article by Doug Walker, Social Security Deputy Commissioner, Communications, said S/S provider services and safety net help. Check out the article--socialsecurity.gov + headline with dash between words/1512.


~~~ Ancient Secrets for Creating a Happy Life...Feeling good is a part of happiness, Aristotle's concept, called eudaimonia, offered a recipe for it; Character strengths and virtues. He also taught his students to use patience, courage, temperance, friendships--Article by Derrick Carpenter--verywell.com/1717554.


~~~ Most Senior Falls Occur in the Home Bathroom...According to AARP's Home Fit Guide that's where they happen. To be safe here are some tips: Let there be light; Easy access to doors; windows; dementia seniors; Assist with mobility; Make it easy for call for help; Use at-home safety devices plus more--aplaceformom/blog/6.28.16.


~~~ Foods That Improve Your Poop...Why your body needs fiber found in plants. Article tells 14 ways: Fruit, whole oranges,skin of apples and pears, potato skins, 100% whole gain breads, vegetables to canned soup, brown rice, nuts, berries in yogurt, steel cut oatmeal, salads, beans or side dish of lentils...verywell.com/2505934?utm_content=7197915.


~~~ Warning: PokA(C)mon Is Not For Seniors...This latest craze is a lot different than Candy Crush which was usually played at home or other safe places. This new craze is out on the streets as players search for deamons through outdoor locations--aginginplacewatch.com.


~~~ Health Test Insider Headlines...Bionic Eye Implant; Smart Sutures; Printed Touch-Sensors; Magnetic Headband to alter your moods; Bold nanoparticles Printed Touch Sensors--centerringmedia.com website/7.22.16.


~~~ Most Common Symptoms of Depression...Depressed mood; Decreased interest or pleasure; Weight changes; Sleep disturbance; Psychomotor agitation or retardation; Fatigue; Feeling of worthlessness or guilt; Brain fog; Thoughts of death--verywell.com/1066910.


~~~ What Happens When Your Long-Term Care Insurance Runs Out?...A trending "partnership" system offers a fix. This private long-term care is to simply ease eligibility for Medicaid for those with little or no means. State sponsored...More info: acsiapartners.com.


~~~ The Benefits of Cultivating Gratitude for Stress ?Relief...Gratitude: a habit worth maintaining; Make gentle reminders; Keep a gratitude journal--verywell.com/3144867.
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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016

~~~ Scams & Frauds Top Consumer Complaints Rising...Survey released from Consumer Federation of America & the North American Consumers Protection Investigators. While ranked 10th by frequency, they come in first when agencies surveyed were asked about the fastest growing and worst type of complaints---Medicare and more, Issue #288 (dukerichard.com) or call  954-297-4501.


~~~ Caregivers: Communication-The Essentials...Must be an effective communicator, especially with the medical team. Here are other qualities that help: First steps;  Communicate basics; Barriers to communicator; Accurate and complete and clear communications with medical professional; Observe and reporting--caregiver.com/articles/7.14.16, 4934.


~~~ Social Security Headlines...Application denied? You can appeal online; You know what we mean; Come see their faces and learn the facts; Your S/S statement is now available at your fingertips...and more
--socialsecurity.gov/my account.


~~~ Open Medicare Enrollment Just Around the Corner...Will occur October 15 through December 7 to change your coverage if you wish; see guides--mymedicarematters@ncoa.org.


~~~ How to Keep Your Chocolate Habit Healthy...Eat only a little; choose less-processed cocoa; Look for fewer additives; savor it--verywell.com/2223580.


~~~ LGBT Developments in Medicare & Medicaid...Three new fact sheets: changes for Transgender Older Adults; What same-sex couples need to know; Info access for Medicare benefits--info@justiceinaging.com/7.21.16.


~~~ Only Old People Get Alzheimer's Myths...Dental fillings causes the disease; Aluminum pans causes it; Flu shots cause it; It's just mean to tell someone they have dementia; Only old people get it...and ten more myths--verywell.com or Alzheimersdiseasemyths.


~~~ What Happens to Your Online Accounts When You Die...Has become a problem with social networks. Facebook has two options; Google or Gmail has options; Twitter has process as does Instagram and Yahoo. Also info on planning ahead--webtrends.about.com/721366&utm.


~~~ Best Ways to Relax Before You Sleep...Ease insomnia and transition to sleep with these activities: Have a routine; Have these activities: reading, prayer or meditation, watch TV or a movie; take a bath or shower; stretching or low impact exercise--verywell.com/3014977.
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FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016

~~~ Age is Not A Condom...Older sex does not mean it's safe sex. Sexual Transmitted Diseases for older people can suffer from it, too, and actually may be a danger. Story covers: The size of the problem; HIV; Cervical cancer; Pap smears, and more...verywell.com/313189?utm_content=7154825&utm.

~~~ How to Cut the Cost of a Hospital Stay...Work with the doctor; Talk to your insurance company; Research the hospital; Document your stay: Review your bill carefully; Negotiate your bill... frugalliving.about.com/7187448&utm.


~~~ How to Stay Stress Free in Stroke Prevention Habits...Unwind; Know enough when it comes to achievement; Don't allow yourself to consume your energy; Allow yourself to have fun; Winning isn't everything; Count the good things...verywell.com/3145915.


~~~ Top Dermatologist Shares Multi-Taskers...Here's her choices: Wash away redness (Donnell Cream Wash); One step Complexion perfector (SenteDermal Repair Complex SPF30); Before bedtime apply a Retinol; Fatigue Fights (NeoCurtis Lumierre Eye Cream--rachel@kelz for Dr. Rebecca Klein, FAAD Associate Director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologist Laser Surgery, Chevy Chase, Md.


~~~ Balance-Fall Prevention...What does it mean and what can be done about it?; Muscle groups that can affect function; Physical action and thought assist in balance--Story by Lori Peppi Michiel, Today's Caregiver, issue 935, 7/1916.


~~~ Can You Live on Just $32,000 a Year-As most do?...Many retirees already do, according to a survey by Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies; more than half of retirees live on less than $50,000. Answers: Not easy; No mortgage no debt; Keep health care in check; Create a financial plan; Women get shortchanged when saving for retirement; Plan ahead; Delay taking S/S and work longer; Be happy--Medicare and more, #288 (dukerichard.com) 7/19/16  (/From USA Today), or call 954-297-4501.

~~~ One-Legged Test for Longevity Prediction...Test for those 50+ is called the Standing Balance Test; Subjects who were able to stand on one leg for a given period with their eyes closed had a lower chance of dying within 13 years (following up with a study)...
verywell.com/224025?utm_content=7153538&utm.


~~~ Older Adults & Constipation...Most people turn to laxatives first; medical experts recommend you change your diet first. Constipation is a symptom, not a disease. A great article all about it and how to change your diet--blog.csa.us/2016/07.


~~~ Ingredients to a Happy Life...Something we all strive for, says the Dalai Lama. Findings found: The pursuit of pleasure, The pursuit of engagement; The pursuit of meaning; The Trifecta of meaning, engagement and pleasure...verywell.com/2337506.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016


~~~ Genetically Modified Food (GMF)-What We Need to Know?...What a doctor thinks about them, plus what is GMF?; GMF Foods; GMF labeling; Make the best decision yourself--verywell.com/562530/article by
Dr. David Katz.


~~~ Things That Are Skin NO-NOs...Not removing make-up before going to bed; Overlooking the importance of exfoliating; Getting too much sun exposure; Not staying hydrated; Having dirty hands.  Use cosmetic beauty wipes...cher@chermur, or call 571-2653-2128.


~~~ Living with Someone With Anxiety...Article covers what to do if a loved one suffers from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and how you can help; Learn about the anxiety problem; Avoid assumptions; Encourage goal settings; Find the balance between patience and pushing; Don't forget yourself--by Dr. Deborah B. Glasofer, PhD, verywell.com/139048.


~~~ Omega-3s Linked With Lower Risk of Fatal Heart Attacks...
Researchers found that blood levels of seafood and plant-based omega-3 fatty acids were associated with lower risk of dying from heart attacks. The finding suggests that diets rich in them may benefit heart health--nih.gov.


~~~ Good Habits to Prevent a Stroke...Reasons to adopt habits: Lower blood pressure; Control heart disease; Lower high cholesterol; Control diabetes; Manage obesity; Stop smoking; Manage stress Less common causes--verywell.com/3416342?utm_content=7137231&utm.

~~~ Caffeine When You Need It...Better than an energy shot, this new product, Essential Mints in Energizing Peppermint, by VitaThinQ, are said to be a tasty, on-the-go and all natural way to get a boost of energy when you need it most. They are vegan, gluten-free, and free of GMDs, and allow easy absorption of caffeine directly into the bloodstream--More info: landerson@gauges-associates.com, or call 310-990-5752 and ask for a free sample.


~~~ Researchers Make Advances in Possible Treatments For Gaucher, Parkinson's...NIH scientists identify molecule that could be widely available to treat these serious neurological diseases--nih.gov/news.7/12/16.


~~~ CMS Requests Comments From the Public...Concerning whether the use of the "Continuous Diffusion of Oxygen Therapy from NCD Manual 20.29, Section C, regarding the clinical efficacy of it for patients with chronic non-healing pressure ulcers, venous ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers--Due August 11, 2016; info: Kimberly Long@cms.hhs.gov, or call 410-786-5702.


~~~ Living On a Cruise Ship Cheaper Than in Many U.S. Cities...The latest finding when comparing cost of living in Honolulu, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Stanford or New York City (as of June 16). Also check credit card payments that are paid off quickly for benefits--Story in Medicare and more, #287 (go to this website of 7/12/16: dukerichard.com, or call him at 954-297-4501.
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FRIDAY, JULY 15 & MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016


~~~ Biomarker Signatures of Prostate Cancer...Biomaker combinations in urine that are unique to prostate cancer and two of its stages. A non-invasive approach to diagnosing patients and assessing tumor progression--nih.gov.


~~~ Energy-Designed Unit Reduces Electricity Costs...Visit this site and you'll hear and see the full story--electicityfreedom.net/video/260-2520575&aff_id=JDwDqyzr6JqNe1AH5Qnzdu81sd.


~~~ Common Migraine Triggers to Avoid...Here are the triggers: Stress at home and at work; Weather; Strong scents; Nutrition; Posture & Neck problems (tension headaches)--verywell.com/1719548?utm_content=7127713&utm.


~~~Tips for Enrolling in Medicare...At 65 it will happen. Here are some tips to avoid late enrollment penalties: Figure out the exact dates of your enrollment & decide which parts of Medicare to apply to; Know when you are not eligible; If you are on social security disability, learn more about how that affects your Medicare enrollment options--mymedicarematters.org/2016/06 Guide to Medicare Enrollment.


~~~ Ways Health Tech is Helping People Deal with Pain...See what new health tech may be changing the way we treat pain--verywell.com/7.7.16.


~~~ Study Reveals TV Could Be the Clue to a Stronger Marriage (And possibly a longer life)...Watching TV together on a regular basis go hand in hand in a relationship--See this wonderful article about this phenomena can be seen on: we.tl/VixQtwhg17 (A Comcast study). More info: glenn@escalatecommunications.com.


~~~ Ways to Increase Your Emotional Flexibility...Here are some simple strategies you can incorporate into your life to help you become flexible and adjust more easily to change: use nutrition, exercise, thought shopping; write out options & solutions, thing before automatically saying "no"...verywell.com/2337664. 
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016

~~~ New Dating App Opened With New Features...Called "lovehartajsp, it is free to one and offers free upgrades much cheaper than traditional apps it claims. It's the first to bypass "looks" as the primary draw in making connections...lovehartapp.com.


~~~ Advice for Older People When Staying in Hot Weather...Problems increase with age. There are a list of things that can risk hypothermia and other heat-related illnesses; List your suspects that someone is suffering and what to do--nih.gov/news event of 7/11/16.

~~~ Will a Trump Presidency Make Medicare Great Again?...He plans some steps: Repeal of Obamacare; Allow selling of health plans across state lines; Allow health plan deduction on taxes; Allow use of Health Savings Accounts; Require transparency across healthcare systems; Discontinue federal grants to states for Medicaid; Allow expansion into free markets, including purchasing drugs overseas--
verywell/4047439?utm_content 7104721.


~~~ Can You Change Your Personality?...While Freud suggested it was largely set in stone by the age of five and relatively fixed and stable throughout your lifetime, some believe you can change behavior patterns, habits and beliefs--Read this article by Kendra Cherry, verywell.com/2795428.


~~~ Newest Laser That's Changing Skin Aging...Called Broadband Light (BBL), by IPL Technology from Sciton, it heats the upper layers of skin, stimulating cells to regenerate for clearer, smoother,and more vibrant and younger looking skin. ??BBL is said to treat blood vessels and rosacea, freckles, age s;pots, firmness, uninvited hairy acne and aging skin--pattymathews@kelzpr.com.


~~~ Tests That Screen for Alzheimer's & Other Dementia...MiniMental State Exam; Mini Cog; St. Louis U Mental Exam; AD8Informant Interview; The Clock-Drawing Test for Alzheimer's; The Brief Alzheimer's Screening Test; The 7-Minute Screen; The SAGE At-Home test--verywell.com/98617/ by Dr. Andrew Rosenzweig, 7/10/16.


~~~ Things You Should Never Post on Social Networks...Your birth date; Your location; Picture of your children with names/address; Your phone number; Your relationship status; Picture with geotags; Vacation plans; Embarrassing things; Info where you work now or work-related projects--netsecurity.about.com/71200707&utm.


~~~ Lessons From Transitioning into Retirement... You can join Medicare even if you don't collect Social Security; Signing up for COBRA after 65 could expose you to penalties; Limited income (even if it was higher when working) can often qualify or Medicare Assistance Program--mymedicarematters.org, 6/16.


~~~ Dealing With Phobia/Get Over It...Suffering from legitimate ones? Here are some thought about it: Confronting the phobia; Dealing with it on your own; The dangers; Is it a phobia or just fear?; How you should deal with it--By Lisa Pretscher, verywell.com/2671949.
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MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016


~~~ Hearing Crunchy Knees Means You're Healing...The Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a knee band with microphone and vibration centers to listen to joint in motion. Great for orthopedist's ears--healthecdhinsider.com, 6/29/16.


~~~ How To Walk More When You are Flying--Here are some tips: Walk 8,000 steps before going to the airport; Airport walking; Airplane walking; Time zone travel woes; Layover stops; Obstacles at your arrival destination; Plan a walk when you arrive; Cheat--verywell.com/4052369.


~~~ Connected Vest Helps With Chronic Living Disease...For patients who often have difficulty clearing their airways. New vest provides high frequency vibrations to help loosen material in the lung by rapidly inflating and deflating air chambers which apply gentle pressure to the chest. ?C?alled "VisiVest."--healthtechinsider.com, 7/1/16.


~~~ Beware of Assisted Living & Condo Casanovas...With the ratio of single senior women at 7 to 1, sex relations between older adults has increased, as well as AIDS. Your loved ones and you can have a talk about the situation--Article by Gary Barg, Editor-in-Chief of Today's Caregiver.com/editorials/Issue #932, 7/7/16.


 ~~~ Can Finetech Revolution Preserve Consumer Protection?...For now the answer is "yes." But there is still a question-Do consumers still need a bank? There are still some to be answers; one-stop regulatory shopping; Niche charters; Pilot projects--See story: blog.creditcards.com by Fred Williams 6/30/9.


~~~ Center for Medicare & Medicaid Changes to Health Care...Will change way it pays health care providers that won't affect families. It's important to understand how they will be paid and how policy makers are reducing overall costs--aplaceformom/6/30/16 blog. 


~~~ The Words You Use Could Shape Your Life...New book, "Conscious Language: The Logos of Now," covers how words can be used to forge a deeper and stronger relationship with a romantic partner or connect with a new friend--Review coming soon.


~~~ Ways Health Tech Is Helping People Deal With Pain Without Medication...They include merging modern technologies with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS); portable relief; Wearable sensor and app for neuropathy--verywell.com/3862783.


~~~CMS Introduces New Enhanced Testing Tool...ASET HIPPA administrative simplification and testing tool for:Test transaction; file complaints; track your complaints status. It's web-based for easier navigation, new features and greater security--cmslists@sub
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FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016


~~~ Reasons to Get 7-9 Hours of Sleep...Your brain will start feeling funny, fast; Your mood could swing all over the place; Your skin may not look fresh; Your appetite will skyrocket; Your metabolism is going to slooow dooown; Sleep deprivation is bad for your heart; Your athletic performance will decline; Your immune system will weaken--Medicare and more, #286 ,dukerichard@bell south.net, or call 954-297-4501.


~~~ Diet Important to Women's Mobility As They Age...Study by Brigham & Women's Hospital found little research has been done on the subject of diet and mobility. Concluded that women who maintained a healthier diet were less likely to develop physical impairment--Same source as in first report.


~~~ Suggestions to Ease Sibling Conflict...Good communications; Your bother's thoughts;l Your sister's thoughts; Nursing homes; Compromising--newsletters@caregivers.com article by Anna Walters, RN, in issue #930, 6/20/16.


~~~ Link Between Hearing Loss & Dementia...In an interview with Dr. Sheena Oliver, AuD, MBA, and Cary Barg, Editor-in-Chief of Today's Caregiver, she talks about OPN and brain hearing technology and her approach to the problem (See Oticom.com)--Today's Caregiver, July 6 edition), newsletters@caregiver.com. 


~~~ CSA Senior Stories...Prescription drug abuse among older adults is harder to detect; Senior moments explained; Older adults have weaker clutter control; Doctors to test a groundbreaking treatment for strokes
--society@csa.us.


~~~ NIH Launches Largest Study of Breast Cancer Genetics in Black Women...This effort is about making sure that all Americans-no matter their background-reap the same benefits from the promising advances of precision medicine--nih.gov/newsof Cpu headline.

~~~ How To Find People on the Web...Here are some tools using: Google to find people; Use Zabasearch.com; Use people search sites; Finding obituaries on the web; Use Facebook; Use free public records & search program; Find a cell number; Search engine shortcuts--about.com/7053884&utm.


~~~ Secret Benefits of Medicare...Coverage options; Penalties; Great resources; Preventive services; Chronic conditions; According to the CDC--mymedicarematters.org.


~~~ Can Consuming Probiotics Lower Your Lipids?...When your bacteria is healthy, you do a better job of absorbing nutrients from your food and your immune system is stronger, but can it improve those hard-to-control cholesterol levels?--Visit newsletters@email.verywell.com.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016


~~~ What's the Difference Between the Right & Left Brain?...Is it better to be right or left handed brained dominate? This article helps you determine it, and is one key to mental help--verywell.com/2337492. by Jenev Caddelly, PsyD


~~~ Automated Investing With Professional Guidance...If you manage your own investments, you can get human support through an advisory affiliate at TD Ameritrade, Inc. via digital interface. Helps investor determine goals, track progress towards them, receive ideas for improvement and better visualize an investment portfolio--Call Jeff Goeser, 402-597-8464 for more info.


~~~ Strategy for Protecting Your Brain from Memory Loss...Article covers Dr. Russell Blaylock's research in the root causes of many diseases that can be found in certain foods, chemicals and food additives, and various toxins and environmental hazards. Advice to patients who have Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Cancer, Heart disease, Diabetes plus--w3blaylockwellness.com.


~~~ Sandwich Generation Worries About Their Children and Aging Parents...New study highlight the emotional and financial challenges, misconceptions and expectations about senior care, including why it is so difficult to talk about it--alanacowan5@gmail.com.


~~~ Pros & Cons to Generate Safe Retirement Income...CDs and other safe investments; Laddered bonds; Stock dividend income; High yield investments; Systematic withdrawls from a balanced portfolio; Immediate annuities; Income for life (time segmentation); Variable annuity with a guaranteed income feature; Holistic retirement asset allocation plan--moneyover55.about.com/7045661&utm_medium=email&utm.
~~~ Fast Relief Tips for Gas & Bloating...Learn what causes intestinal gas; What to do for gas & bloating; Stop swallowing air; Take a look at what you are eating; Watch what you drink; Try over-the-counter products; Try probiotics; Treat constipation; Put things in perspective--verywell.com/1944686.


~~~ PULS Cardiac Test...This test uses breakthrough new technology that is said to likely find symptoms that could lead to an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event within a five-year period. This test uses nine clinically-significant protein biomarkers to measure the body's immune system response to arterial injury of unstable cardiac lesions-the cause of 75% of all heart attacks.--Check out pultest.com for more info.


~~~ Research Links Obesity Epidemic to Food Sensitivities...Obesity is on the rise in the U.S.: 38% of adults are now obese, and American women rates are rising faster than men, with a specially designed blood test (Alcast) which may help measure over 230 foods, additives, colorings, medicinal herbs and functional foods, chemicals, molds, totaling more than 500 validated substances to help patients develop a dietary plan with recommended which to avoid--cellsciencesystems.com or call Janet Bartucci, 212-922-0900.


~~~ Acute Leukemia Patients Get New Worldwide Online Info Center...Will help them get the best possible care. More than 1/3 suffer financial hardship due to high drug costs, according to Patient Power Study--cancer.gov/statfacts/leuks.html.
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FRIDAY , JULY 1, & MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016

~~~ Alzheimer's Foundation of America "Offers" Easy Accessible Telephone-Support Groups...For families and caregivers of patients with the disease, and other dementia-related illnesses--For more info: Call 866-232-8484 helpline or visit alzfdn.org.


~~~ Retirement Advisor Steers Baby Boomers & Retirees Through Election-Year Volatility Angst...Michael Ladin published new blog addressing the impact of election year on retirement portfolios & nest eggs--Ladin Financial Group website, or call 3305-444-4898.


~~~ Early Retirement & Affordable Health Care...New coverage options available to people seeking to retire before 65--Site: AgileHealthInsurance.com, or call Jason Edelstein, 510-239-1102.


~~~ Society of Actuaries Survey on Concerns of Seniors...Long-term care is top of list for retirees & individuals nearing retirement--To see all findings, visit prnewswire.com/300292055.htm.


~~~ Boost Your Probiotics With These Foods...Yogurt, Sauerkraut, Miso, Kefir, Kimchi, Tempeh, Aged cheese, Artichokes, Bananas, Onions, Leeks, Garlic and Aspaaragus--verywell.com/2507170?utm.


~~~ Blood Test Helps To Accurately Diagnose Rheumatic Diseases...The test does provide useful info. It is important for you to understand which blood tests are ordered, what positive and negative results mean, and to obtain those results--Article by Carol Eustice in verywell.com, 6/29/16.


~~~ Senior Care Discussion Harder Than Having Sex Talk With Teens...Recent survey elaborates on this problem coordinated with Jody Gastfriend, a clinical social worker with 25 years of experience--Contact her through Alana Corvan, 973-809-4858.

~~~ Official Rules on Properly Display the U.S. Flag...Article based on the Federal Flag Code can help you show respect for the flag as you celebrate this Fourth of July--usa.gov/american flag display, or call 844-872-4681. 


~~~ The Alzheimer's Association Facts & Figures...If 65+ you have one-in-nine chance of having the disease; At 85+, you have one-in-three chances of having it. Disease is the cause of all cases of dementia. Women are more likely to be afflicted. Nationwide incidence will increse by 41% by 2015--karplaw.blogspot.conm/6/16.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016

 

~~~ What's The Difference Between Alzheimer's and Dementia?...You can have a form of dementia that is completely unrelated to Alzheimer's. Dementia isn't a disease; it's a group of symptoms that affect mental tasks like memory and reasoning caused by a variety of conditional (the most common being Alzheimer's) which is from 50% to 70% of all cases of dementia--See full article: healthline.com


~~~ Reasons To Do Gardening...Counts as moderate-intensity physical activity; It's fun, productive way to burn calories; Will build muscles you didn't know you had; Great for seniors--verywell.com/2509630, article by Dr. Yasmine Ali.


~~~ Angina With "Normal" Coronary Arteries...Four conditions that produce angina with a "Normal" angiogram; What conditions can produce angina with "normal" coronary arteries; Conditions involving the coronary arteries and those not directly involved--Article by Dr. Richard N. Fogores, verywell.com #1745819.

~~~ Shopping for Long-Term Care Insurance Can Be Uniquely Frustrating...So says ACSIA Partners.  It isn't an easy thing to buy, so use comparison shopping. Here's some things to look for from this company: 33 experienced intermediaries (state-licensed specialists); Represent many LTC carriers; Equalizing commissions; Maintain an educational stance--More info: acsiapartners.com/quote/.


~~~ Turmeric for Alzheimer's...This herb may help in providing protection; Best known as an ingredient in curry powder. Article covers why turmeric sometimes used to fight the disease--Full article in verywell.com/tumeric/88602?utm_content=7004946&utm.


~~~ Do I Need Medicare Part D?...Will help pay for your drugs and protection in the future. It's crucial for the vast majority of people; many states have low-cost Part D plans-check it out--Medicare Mini-check-assessment-and check MedicareAdvantagePlans.


~~~ What You Should Know About Colonoscopies--Kaiser Health says: Getting tested is a good thing; Two less-invasive tests may qualify for free preventive screening; Don't expect all insurers to drop co-pays on the new tests right away; The task force did not pick favorites; You might still get hit with a co-payment--Medicare and more (dukerichard@bgellsouth.com) #285.


~~~ "The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments"...New book will help you (patient & health care provider) sort through conflicting pain claims about conventional & alternative treatments to find the safest and most effective care--By Cindy Perlin. Review coming in July.
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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016

~~~ What England's Exit from the European Union Means to Senior Travelers...Said to help with immigration issues and free the country from the complicated rules that bids all EU members could cause travel prices to skyrocket, reduce travel flow; alter sterling exchange rate; change travel safety, and could lead to quality of service--Goeurope.about.com.


~~~ Seniors Dealing With Hearing Loss...An article by Lisa Evans offers these comments: Change the environment; Grab attention; Don't change speaking tone; Individual vs group setting--caregivers.com/articles/dealings with-hearing-loss/htm/Issue #927-6/21/16.


~~~ Failing to Enroll in Part B Could Cost You...Will rise 10% for each year that you neglect to sign up--More info, go to mymedicarematters.org/enrollment/penalties-and-risks/


~~~ Benefits of Sleeping in the Nude...You'll sleep better; It might help you lose weight; You'll look younger; Your sex life will improve; It saves money; It just plain feels good--bedroom.about.com (700123684utm).


~~~ Does Medicaid Ever Pay for Assisted Living?...So long as you are in a care center, Medicaid will provide funding. However, it's based on financial eligibility. Check out Medicare.gov in your state who administer the program--aplaceformom/14973301, or call
856-568-2989.


~~~ What Fruits Can Diabetics Eat?...Avoid dried fruits and juices; Keep portions in check; Choose fruits with a lower glycomic index; Pair it with protein--visit verywell.com/you-can-eat-fruit-if-you-have-diabetes/1087514 for full story. 


~~~ Senior Savers & Investors Rule Requiring Unbiased Investment Advice Remains in Place...U.S. House of Representatives failed to override a veto by Pres. Obama, thereby preventing millions of U.S. retirement savers and investors from continuing to suffer an estimated $17 billion in higher fees and lower return on their nest eggs each year
--saveour retirement.com/2016/0/editorial column

~~~ Vote to Give $365 billion to Family Caregivers...Money used for training, support, advice and funds they need as they care for loved ones--See full article by Gary Berg, Editor-in-Chief of Today's Caregiver (gary@caregivers.com).


~~~ Keep Track of Medications Safely...Article by Sandra Ray reported 65+ population purchases and uses more medications than any other age group. Here are some concerns: Interactions; Avoid pharmacy shopping; Throw away outdated medicines; Watch for side effects; Borrowing or lending medicines; Skipping doses; Check, check and recheck labels--Full article at caregiver.com/6-23-16/Issue #928.
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FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016


~~~ Quackery & Snake Oil May Be The State of Health Tech...The CEO of the American Medical Association, Dr. James Amara, says this about the explosion of direct-to-consumer digital health products.--See full article: aginginplacewatch.com of 6/21/16.


~~~ Top Depression Symptoms...Decreased interest of pleasure; Weight changes; Sleep disturbance; Psychomotor agitation or retardation; Fatigue; Feel of worthlessness or guilt; "Brain Fog"; Thoughts of death, + others--verywell.com/depression 1067729.


~~~ NCOA's Aging Mastery Program Webinar...Held Tuesday, June 28,
3-4:30pm ET. Provides a sneak peek at classes in development; AMP is a fun, innovative, and person-centered education program that empowers older adults to embrace their gift of longevity doing things that are good for themselves--ncoa.org/event/register.


~~~ Your Lifetime Medicare Benefits...You will be surprised how much you'll get and much you put into the program from this article--dukerichard@bellsouth.net/#283. (Medicare & more)


~~~Technology Innovations for Older Adults...CareSensus home monitoring system; Care3 helps you care for loved ones; Eversound. A GLS2.0 hearing loss headphones; SafeBeyond posthumous message delivery platform to record video, audio and written messages; TeleCam caregiver-managed phone service for Alzheimer's patients--aginginplacetechnologywatch, 6/15/16.


~~~SHIP Funds No More?...The State Health Insurance Program dollars were eliminated from the Senate Appropriations lists. Ask your Senators why?--ncoa.org/news/funding.


~~~ What to Know Why Women's Coronary Artery Disease is Different...They die more than any other cause and have the most deaths from CAD. Most women than men display "atypical patterns with CAD and often cause misdiagnosis"--verywell.com/women-and-COD 1745924?utm_content=20160620&utm.


~~~ Social Security Funded Until 2034...About two thirds funded for long term. Many options to address the long-term shortfall--visit blog.socialsecurity.gov.


~~~ Aging &  Pain...While natural, emotional upset is more often the cause than age itself. New book "Power Over Pain:The POP Method for Whole-Body Healing"--Review coming next month on this site.

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~~~ Elderspeak-What Is It?...It's a term that refers the way some people speak to older adults, especially those with Alzheimer's or other dementia; it also involves speaking slowly and using a high-pitched voice,using terms of endearment such as "honey" or "sweetheart", as if the adult was an infant or young child--Learn more: verywell.com/elderspeak-and-older-adults-97972?utm_conent-20160620&utm.


~~~ Your Own Blood Can Save You...Called "Platelet- Rich Plasma Therapy," it's a safe, non-surgical procedure to promote healing; it is said to reduce pain and rebuilds injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, joints, fractures, and assist with surgery--See article: news@meltwaterpress.com/Dr. Moshe Ben-Roohi of LifeSpan Medicine.

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*** What Are The Side Effects of Sleep Deprivation...It can endanger drivers; Impair judgment; May cause varied troubles due to pain tolerance; can cause restless leg syndrome, sleep apena, divide sleep periods into shorter periods. Also see: wide awake. A guide to insomnia--verywell.com 3015080 by Dr. Brandon Peters, 4/12/16.

*** Here's How Much TV Watching Increases Your Risk of Early Deaths...A new study in the American Journal of Prevention has found that those who watched 3-4 hours of TV were 15% more to die during the 14-year period which they were being studied. Inactivity is bad for the immune system and a lot of TV generally means not much socializing which is important to overall health--verywelltoday.com, 5/17/16.

*** Talented Seniors: Enter Your Best Writing...Ageless Authors, the first publishing project for writers and artiswts 65+, is now accepting submissions for their first nationwide writing and art contest through August 15, 2016. Contestmants may submit short stories, essays, line drawings, poetry and cartoons, with a $15 entry fee charge. Cash prizes will be awarded in each category from #100 to $25.--For more info, email infoAagelessauthors.com or call Blvona at 972-671-0002.

*** What Not To Say to a Loved One Who Just Won't Exercise...Ask, Did you do your workout today?; You would look so much better i you exercised; So, that's your idea of a workout? Huh; 

*** Recognizing Depression in Elders...Estimated 15% of older Americans are concerned, and 20% of those in nursing homes are reported by author Jennifer Buckley, and most are not
 diagnosed. Depression symptoms sometimes include mental cloudiness or confusion. The loss of loved ones can cause loss of appetite, sleep impairment, self-pity and lethargy. National Mental Health Association offers an online depression screening test (depression-screening.org)--today'scaregiver.com, issue 889, 2/9/16.


*** How Hospice Rules Have Changed This Year...The final rule in regard to how CMS has changed from its inception in 1983 in that it stipulates a two-third system where providers are paid a higher rate during the first 60 days of given a services add-on payment for the last week of care when the level of treatment usually intensifies. Many families are unaware of available end-of-life care payments for terminally-ill patients--More info from National Hospice and Pallative Care Organization or Foundation for End-of-Life Organization, 2//16


*** When You Want To Retire But A Parent Needs Assisted Living...You shouldn't want to sacrifice your own finances to pay for their assisted living. Here are some typical sources of retirement income: Social Security; Savings or retirement accounts; Pensions; Home equity; Long-term care insurance; Investments (401ks and others) and Medicaid...aplaceformom.com article by Dana Larsen, posted 1/29/16.  


*** Strengthening Supports for Low-Income Older Adults and Family Caregivers...According to this article, one of nearly 35 million Americans provide unpaid care to an adult 50+. It's a challenge for families without resources. Read this article to see what solutions are being offered to help--Written by Fay Gordon & Vanessa Barrington (with the support of The Albert & Elaine Borchard Center on Aging) as a special report on justiceinaging.org, February 2016, Advocacy Starts At Home.


*** New Heart Disease Articles...Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea; Angina & What It Means; Preventing Heart Failure After a Heart Attack; Secret Cardiology on Facebook"--about.com.heartdisease, 2/8/16.


*** New Dementia-Related & Alzheimer's Articles...Covers these headlines: Do Mood Stabilizers Help Reduce Agitation in Dementia?; In Sickness and in Health-Caring for a Spouse With Dementia; 13 Ways to Reduce Stigma and Empowers People With Dementia; Try These Types of Mnemonics To Improve Your Memory; Right or Wrong: Ethical Dilemmas in Alzheimer's Disease--about.com.alzheimer's&Dementia, 2/8/16.


*** Approaching the Topic of Paying for Senior Care Early...Talk about it early & openly: Get sign-off from your parents early; Catalog and organize as much as you can; Find out their advisors, attorneys, accountants, etc.; Have regular conversation with your parents; Set short term, intermediate and long-term goals; Remember many Americans are going through the same thing--aplaceformom.com article by Cindy Smith, 1/29/16.

*** How Does Your Elderly Parent Function?...If they are having trouble with everyday living and responsibilities, you need to address the problems you're noticing with such problems as dehydration, infection, medications and stroke can all cause changes in brain function and behavior. It's a good time to find out the the reason for memory problems and get prepared rather than wait for a crisis--aplaceformom. com, 1/25/16.

*** Do You Think Medicare Was Free?...Baby boomers (57%) have a poor understanding of it, according to a Bankers Life survey Three quarters (75%) did not know that seniors (when they turn 65 coverage begins for them) pay premiums, co-pays, and deductibles. One in seven thought Medicare was free. Only 14% knew that it did not cover long-term care--Reported in Medicareandmore, edition 26, written by Duke, Richard, 2/2/16.


*** Ways Elderly Hide Dementia Symptoms...
Quite common with those having cognitive diseases. Here are some of the symptoms they hide: Refusing to participate in an activity they once loved; Covering up problems; Being in denial of their own cognitive impairment; Keeping it secret for fear of being put into a home; having ansognosia...aplaceformom.com, 1/25/16 article by Dana Larsen.


*** Medicare & Obesity Programs... (A corrected version of a 1/20/16 news release): 71% believe Medicare should invest in programs to reduce obesity rate; 87% believe there is a problem in their state; 65% believe Medicare should expand coverage of prescription obesity medicines;
77% were unaware that federal laws specifically prohibits Medicare from covering costs;
69% were unaware that the FDA has found current obesity prescriptions are safe and effective in treating obesity--The Gerontology Society of America. More info from Todd Kluss at
1-202-587-2839.

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*** Don't Talk Money With Your Honey...It's not all that romantic says a study by Fidelity Investments of 1,057 couples with minimum of $7500-100,000 in investable assets. Conducted by GfK's Public Affairs & Corporate Communications division in April 2015--For more info, call 1-617-563-5800 or visit fidelity.com/about, 2/2/16.


*** February is "American Heart Month"..Here are some recent headlines & stories that might be of interest to you: High Cholesterol: Are You at Risk?; Changing Your Lifestyle to Control Your Lipids; Smoking effects and your Cholesterol;
Six Ways to Prevent High Cholesterol--about.com.cholesterol, 2/3/16.

*** New Online Free Social Security Account...You can avoid going to a S/S office and waiting in line with a mySocialSecurity account--socialsecurity.gov/myaccount, 2/2/16.

*** NIH Launches Public Health Campaign on Link Between Hypertension and Brain Health...Mind Your Risks raises awareness of the link between high blood pressure and cognitive impairment--For more info: mindyourrisk.nih.gov or call 1-301-496-5924 (Marian Emr or Margo Warren) ,  2/1/15.


*** Heart Disease Reports...The Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction; Arrhythmogenic right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy; The AV Node and Its Significance; Is Red Yeast Rice Effective for Cholesterol?; Secret Cardiology on Facebook--about.com.heartdisease, 2/1/16.

*** Investment Strategies As Retirement Nears...It changes as you near, from one financial advisor. Called "Sleep Well at Night" (SWAN), Michael Ladin's wealth and income preservation plan strategies include: What will happen if the market goes up; if it goes through a correction; will I run out of money if I live a long time; what happens if my spouse dies prematurely; and what's going to happen if I need long-term care or home health care--Visit Michael@ladinfinancialgroup. com, or call 1-305-444-4898, 1/31/16.

*** Baby Boomers' Concerns About Moving An Aged Loved One to a Senior Community...Holiday Retirement survey found these concerns: Having a tough conversation; Choosing the right senior living option; Alleviating guilty feelings; Making the move to senior living count--huffingtonpost.com  article on 1/28/16 by Jamison Gosselin (Also includes other interesting subjects: The sustaining knock on the door; Serious questions to plan your future; How to keep tabs on an elderly parent with video monitoring, and more.)


~~~ Free Elder Care...Elder Helpers volunteers are willing to help with carrying groceries, run errands, give rides, entertain, help with phone calls, writing letters and reading, help with cleaning and cooking. There are said to be 10,000 volunteers who want to give back to the community or to help elders--Contact elderhelpers.org for help or volunteering.


*** Fake Social Security eMail...Subject line says "Get Protected"and the eMail talks about new SSA features that can help taxpayers monitor their credit reports and know about unauthorized use of their S/S numbers.  It's a phishing eMail to get you to click on a scammer link to help them install malware-the viruses & spyware-on your computer--Posted 1/27/16 by Amy Herbert, Consumer Education Specialist FTC. (Editor's Note: Would advise to check with the FTC or S/S about the authenticity of this report).

*** Senior Living Newsletter...Headlines for included stories: Senior Care Types Explained; How to Claim Caregiver Tax Deductions; Dealing with Dementia Behavior Problems; Free Living Planning Guide; Guide to U.S. Veteran Benefits--aplaceformom,com.

*** U.S. Overlooks Topical Treatment of Pain Instead of Taking Pills...Consumers can use this method instead of using pills, says holistic Dr. Sylvia Hesse of NYC. The FDA approved the first OTC topical NSAID (solanpas.us) that can be used to treat both mild and moderate back, joint and muscle pain--To learn more about this pain-relieving treatment patch, plus a FREE sample, solanpassamples.com  manufactured by Hisamitsa America, 1/26/16.

*** Heart Disease, Related Factors, May Increase Risk of Early Death for Dementia Patients...Men were at higher risk than women, according to review findings of 12 studies with over 305,000 participants. Dr. Irene van de Vorst, lead author of the Journal of the American Geriatrics study, said "The findings might be supportive concerning advance care planning for elderly dementia individuals...Heart Disease Weekly, 1/31/16. 


*** Arthritis & Joint Conditions...Here's a headline review of recent articles connected with various aspects of this health problem: Gold for Rheumatoid arthritis-Is it still used?; What is viscosupplementation?; Early aggressive rheumatoid arthritis treatment; Mobility aids-What people with arthritis need to know; Fibromyalgia Screening quiz--about.com. Arthritis & Joint, 1/27/16 by Carol Eustice.

*** Recent Stories About Depression...
Consider these headlines to help you increase your knowledge about this subject: What is "Prozac Poop-Out?"; What does "Not otherwise specified (NOS)" mean?"; What is a provisional diagnosis vs a differential diagnosis?; How to taper off your antidepressant--about.com.depression article by Nancy Schimelpfening, 1/27/16.


*** Functional Mobility and Balance Outcome Measurements...They can be used to help set goals, to make prognosis, and to direct physical therapy treatments. Other tests include the functional reach; The six minute walk; The tinetti balance and gait evaluation; The Berg balance scale--Visit physical therapy.about.com article by Bfett Sears, update 1/15/16 (Teaching Progress in Physical Therapy). 


*** Macular Degeneration Patients See Wisdom of Seeing Two Types of Doctors...Marks a shift in best practices for treating this vision-robbing disease. To locate qualified low-vision optometrist go to ialvs.com or call 1-888-778-2030--See complete article by Richard Shulcliner, O.D. at 1-888-610-2020 or contact Tracy LeRoux at 1-800-291-0530, 1/20/16.


​*** eNewsletter Links Google Calendar & Event Pages...A recently published site with loads of basic information for seniors (not the up-to-date 3X-a-week SNW.com we publish)--Visit Senioreresourcesguide.com or ssrginfo@seniorresource.guide.com, 1/25/16.


*** Articles Concerning Alzheimer's...This "what's New" report covers new articles about the disease: 1) How your touch can make a difference for people with dementia; 2) Why families may choose not to give antibiotics in late dementia patients; 3) Did the doctor say you have mild cognitive impairment?; 4) Mental exercise: fun ways to stretch your brain; 5) Try this tasty fat to reduce your dementia risk;
6) How to talk to someone with dementia about quitting driving; 7) Do you know these less less-common symptoms of Lewy Body dementia?--about.com.alzheimer's by Esther Heerema, sent 1/25/16.


*** Hypothermia & Older Adults...Tips for staying safe in cold weather: When going outside in cold weather wear a hat, scarf and gloves or mittens; Wear several layers of loose clothing to help trap warm air between the layers; Check with your doctor to see if prescription or OTC medications may increase the risk; Keep house temp at 68 degrees; Wear long underwear along with socks and slippers; Use a blanket or afghan to keep legs and shoulders warm and wear a cap indoors--NIA.gov or call 1-800-222-2225 for more info and free government services, 1/25/16.


*** What You Need to Know About Atherosclerois...It's a chronic, progressive disease in which plaques build up in the walls of arteries and can plug up blood flow, and causes more deaths and disabilities than any other disease. To control it eat a healthy diet, get plenty of exercise, keep your weight at an acceptable level, no smoking, and making sure your blood level is in a good range--heartdisease.about.com article by Dr. Richard Fogoros, 1/25/16.


​*** Seniors and Their Savings Bonds...Almost 50 million Americans, and a majority of seniors, own U.S. Savings Bonds (Series A-D, E, EE, I, H and HH), and probably don't know exactly what they are worth. You can use SavingsBonds.com VIP membership to learn more about them and more--Story by Jackie Brahney (jbrahney@savingsonds.com or savingsbondsgal complimentary calculator, 1/20/16

*** SeniorSpirit January Report...Features these stories: Delirium a Serious Threat for Older Hospital Patients; Looking for medical bargains (medical tourism); Don't Fall in Love With a Romance Scammer; Let an Online Manager Protect Your Passwords; Teens introduce Seniors to the Internet; Famous and age 65 (celebrities due this month)...Information@csa.us, 1/20/16.

*** New Healthy Bathroom Squat Solution...
TURBO has just launched a bathroom device that relaxes the intestinal kink (caused by sitting) which allows for optimal release by adding foot stimulation on the pressure points of the feet that gets things moving. Allows users to comfortably squat on the pot and enjoy a stimulating foot massage which helps trigger a healthy bowel movement--For more info, contact Scott Ledingham at 613-806-7135, 1/21/16.


*** Latest Report on Internet & E-mail Scams to Avoid...1) The Nigerian 419 Scam; 2) Advance fees paid for a guaranteed loan or credit cards; 3) Lottery scams; 4) Phishing e-mails and phony web pages; 5) Items for sale overpayment scam; 6) Employment search overpayment scam;
7) Disaster relief scams; 8) Travel scams;
9) "Make Money Fast: chain emails; 10) "Turn your computer into a money-making machine--by Paul Gil, notforbeginners.about.com., 1/24/16.


EDITOR'S NOTE: See article in right column about Senior's rights to copies of their medical records from doctors and hospitals.


*** Is Food the Answer to Help Solve Life's Senior Problems?...Now there's a meal sampling app available called "Silver Cuisine." Sponsored by bistrolMD and AARP, meal delivery service is said to bring healthy meals to active senior's doors which include ones for those with dietary restrictions. A complimentary trial period is available to try it out, plus get the usual 10% AARP discount--More details, visit silvercuisine.com, 1/15/16.

*** Best Exercises for Seniors...Issued by the National Institutes of Health, here's what is covered: Strength exercises; Balance exercises; Stretching exercises; and Endurance exercises--Seniorliving.about.com article by Sharon O/Brien on 12/16/15 (Related articles shown include: The Benefits of Exercise for Older Adults; Physical Activity Improves Life Expectancy; Why Stretching is Great for Older Adults; How aging changes your bones, joints, organs & Hormones).

*** Eat Nuts & Seeds for a Longer, Healthier Life...They are calorie dense and are not for snacking and are good replacements for an oil-based salad dressing made from vinegar and seeds/nuts. They are also a flavorful food for heart health & diabetics and include almonds, walnuts, pistachios, Mediterranean seeds and sesame seeds. Best eaten raw or slightly toasted
--wellness.com/blog/13278808 by Joel Fuhrman, M.D., 1/15/16.

*** Lifespans Are Long Enough Debate...Average American lives for 78 years. This debate, produced by the Intelligence Squared U.S features Paul Root Wolpe (Director, Emory Center for Ethics) argues for motion; Aubrey de Grey (Chief Science Officer & Co-Founder, SENS) and Brian Kennedy (CEO & President Back Institute for Research on Aging) argue against the motion; To be held at the Kaufman Center, 129 W. 67th St., NYC from 6:45-8:15pm on Wednesday, February 3--Available online (IQ2Lifespans or IQ2's app (shorefi.re/VT wKwx), 1/14/16.

*** Ways to Beat The High Cost of Assisted Living... .Here are some ways: Plan ahead and do your research; Get it right the first time; Ask about price flexibility; Consider a different location; Compare a-la-carte with inclusive pricing; Share a room; Explore veteran benefits; Compare care types; Get personalized advice--aplaceformom article by Sarah Stevenson, 1/13/16.

*** Health Tech Insider Report on the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show Show
   1) Smart Socks to Help Seniors...Called "Sensoria Walk" for those with mobility issues (recovering from injury, chronic conditions, or stroke, and those seniors at risk of falling). Allows professionals and caregivers to monitor cadence, motion, gait, and other factors to analyze a patient's condition and guide treatment--Will be available as an app on the Apple Store early this year; also go to sensoria.com.
    2) Connected Hearing Aids Get Better...Linx latest model was shown. Boosts a range of new features designed to help those with hearing loss with sounds of their world more effectively. Key is that these devices connect to a smart phone, tablet or even a smart watch to give the most controls over the settings and performance. Many other new improvements--resound.com.
    3) Shocking Solutions for Nausea...Caused from motion sickness and one company has a new product that uses electricity to treat symptoms called "Relief Band." Worn on the underside of your wrist and delivers a pattern of electrical pulses that send a signal to your brain which blocks nausea sensations--reliefband.com.
   4) Take My Temp But Don't Touch Me...Call "MythermoBW-CX10", it is an infrared touchless device using technology to obtain temperature with  energy emitted from the temporal artery--Mythermo.com.

   

*** Shocking Rise in Senior Poverty Predicted...In late December last year, Teresa Ghilarducci who is a renowned economist from the New School for Social Research, published a piece in The Atlantic in which she used current rates of senior poverty to project that 25 million seniors will live in poverty by 2050. That's an increase of 180% from today. WHCOA released a final report with no mention of this coming crisis--See info at justiceinaging 1/14/16 report to lead to other news.


>>> Assisted Living vs. Memory Care...Both are fast-growing options of long-term care. Assisted iiving combines bathing, eating and dressing. Memory care is a form of long-term skilled nursing for those afflicted with Alzheimer's, dementia and other problems if you can't take care of yourself with daily living problems--To learn more and other differences, see article by Sarah Stevenson on aplaceformom.com blog 2013-3-4 posted 4/11/15, or call 1-855-602-6348.

*** CMS Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO) New Participants...121 are to supply initiatives designed to improve the care patients who are receiving health care benefits and lower costs. Participants in the Shared Savings Program (SSP), Next Generation ACO Model, Pioneer ACO Model, and the Comprehensive ESRD Care Model serving 8.9 million beneficiaries in 477 ACOs--For more info, visit their web pages, 1/11/16.

*** Financial Expert Redefines Retirement in New Book...Titled "Retire Inspired," it covers way people view saving for retirement and equips them with knowledge and know-how to properly prepare for long-term financial success. He says, "I want people to live the retirement they have always dreamed of, and its financial numbers about the amount of money they need to live during their retirement years"--Published by Ramsey Press, retireinspiredbook.com. More info, call Meg Grunke, 615-663-8660.

*** Report Shows 45% Are Now Saving for Retirement...According to a USA Today report on survey responses from Fidelity, Americans are finally doing something right when it comes to saving for retirement in the year ending 2013, up from 32% to 43%. In 2015 savings increased 8.5% from 7.3% in 2013. Survey still shows they need help due to life longevity and better planning services, and when they started to receive S/S benefits--Medicare and more, #265, issued 1/12/16.

*** National Council on Aging (NCOA) Celebrates 65th Anniversary of Service...Improves the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling; served more than 1.4 million individuals in FY15 in these categories: Economic security; Healthy aging; Public Policy & Action, News; Get involved; Resources--ncoa.org/about, 1/12/16.

*** How to Safely Dispose of Unusual Medicines...Especially arthritis medications. See this article subheads: Should you flush them down the toilet?; Should you pour them down the sink? Should you throw them in the trash?; Should you return them to the pharmacy?; Should you return them to your doctor?; What to consider; The bottom line--arthritis.about.com article by Carol Eustice, updated 1/10/16.


*** The Secret of Extending Your Life...Don't argue or fight with your spouse, children or friends, which is just as important as your diet and exercise. Researchers found that stresses related to excess demands, conflicts and arguing were linked to 50-100% of increased risk of death from any cause (arguing was the most harmful). Here are tips on turning arguments into peaceful moments: Isolate your triggers; Create a list of choices; Pay attention to how you react; Ignore the words of the person picking a fight with you; Listen for the emotions; Help the other person understand their feelings; Don't trivialize others' emotions--wellness.com/blog by Doug Noll, 1/11/16.

*** Ways to Get Most Out of Every Day...
Condensed heads from this new book: "The Thriver's Edge-7 Keys to Transform the Way You Live, Love and Lead," by Donna Stonaham, Ph.D:  Be grateful; Be present; Focus on your purpose; Move your body; Quiet your mind; Appreciate your abundance; Pay it forward--200 pages on Kindle. ISBN: 978-1-63152-9804 on Amazon.

*** Learn More About Addressing Your Health Information...Used to help individuals improve their ability to monitor chronic conditions, stick with treatment plans, track progress in wellness programs, and identify and correct erroneous information. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 has supported this right--For detailed data, visit directorship.nih.gov article by Dr. Francis Collins, posted 1/12/16.

*** Recent FDA's Effort to Lower-Cost Hearing Aid Alternatives...New efforts are being made to better understand how the agency can appropriately balance patient safety while encouraging advancements in hearing aide technology and high costs. This is of special interest to seniors 70+ (30%). One company applauded FDA for their attempt (IntriCon Corp.)
--1/11/16 Newswire. 

*** Juggling With Senior Care Questions This Year...What are Medicaid and the VA benefits impacted by paying for care?; How can you pay for care today?' Getting the most value from your home;; VA pension of aid and attendance; Using investments to pay for care--Article from Elderlife Financial Services, call 1-888-228-4500 for more info, 1/8/16.

*** New Type of Research Needed About Length of Life...Right now we wait until people get sick and spend a fortune trying to keep them alive; some aging research should try to keep the aging healthy with their longer lives and research should focus on what we should know the intrinsic process that drives diseases that should be slowed down. A recent study has yielded a number of associations with lifestyle habits and longer lives via diet, foods we eat, daily exercise and more. Most people want to live longer only if they walk, talk and think in their declining years--Article by Courtney Perkes in the Orange County (CA) Register News, 1/8/16. For more info contact cperkes@ocregister.com.

>>> Signs Aging Parents Need Help...Plus how you can help: House & yard care/maintenance incomplete; disheveled clothing; broken appliances; changes in mood or extreme swings; spoiled, expired groceries; poor personal hygiene; cluttered, dirty, disorganized house; depressed and low energy temperament; unexplained bruising; trouble getting up from seated positions; missing important appointments; uncertainty and confusion when performing familiar tasks; forgetfulness; poor diet and weight loss; late payments /checks bounce; loss of interest in hobbies/activities; forgetting to take medications; unexplained dents & scratches on car--aplaceformom.com blog by Dana Larsen on 12/20/15.


*** Conceive and Achieve Your Life By Using Some of These Tips...Conceive It: You've got  to want it; Make realistic resolutions Achieve It: Don't procrastinate; Learn from your failures; Acknowledge that you will slip and forgive yourself; Get support--Article by Nancy Shimelpfening, Depression Expert, depression.about.com, updated 12/30/15.


*** How To Get Rid of Toenail Fungus Fast At a Reasonably Cost...A common senior problem, here's what you need: 3 cups of antiseptic mouthwash, 3 cups of apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, thyme oil, olive oil, 6 oz bottle with dropper, toothbrush). Action: Soak toes in basin with mouthwash & apple cider for half an hour; dry thoroughly; apply drops of oil mixtures for 15 minutes on nails; scrub mixture on nails with toothbrush. Repeat until fungus clears up--Story in ehow.com_5186950 by Tammi Clements, ehow contributor.

*** Ask Your Doctor These Important Questions Concerning Diagnoses He May Give You...The following questions can help you, caregivers and family members gather basic info about your
health: What are the symptoms of the diagnosis:: What are you able to do or not do?; What are the most helpful things that can be done; How can more info be gotten in the medications being subscribed/; What is the plan for further treatment?; What options are available if the diagnosis gets worse?; Can I have a copy of the records?; How can I reach you if there are further questions?:--Guest article by Max Zubatosky in Today's Caregiver.com, 1/17/16 issue #880.
























































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LETTERS FR0M MADELYN (Chronicles of a Caregiver)...by Elaine K. Sanchez.  An interesting new way to tell a story...via letters from the caregiver (Madelyn, the wife) of her patient (Quentin, husband) and what was happening during his 6-1/2 years after he suffered a debilitating stroke plus having prostate cancer, to her daughter. Madelyn's letter-story is not a "how-to" or "feel-good" book about caregiving, but a gritty, raw story about the day-to-day life of a 70-year-old woman and what she went through caring for her husband. Madelyn joins the approximately 43.5 million adults providing unpaid care to an adult or child. It was published to help people find hope, humor and heart of a caregiver, writes Elaine.
ISBN 978-1-60808-166-0, 309 pages, $17.95, writelife publishing.

POWER OVER PAIN (The Method for Whole-Body Healing)...by Dr. Michelle DiBiase. This graduate of Georgia State University and the Life College of Chiropractic, develops a simple approach to identifying and resolving pain when she noticed most of her patients had pain  charged by emotions, not physical ailments. She uses seven chapters to explain her method as an instructional resource for resolving chronic pain in five simple steps so that they don't come back.
ISBN 978-1-5043-4437-1, 95 pages, #11.99. Balboa Press.

WINTER SUN: A Memoir of Love and Hospice...by Phil Rice. The author basically relates his personal journey of he and his fiancee and companion (Janice) passage through their fight with her brain tumor via hospitals and finally hospice plus their love for each other. The story is both heartbreaking and uplifting. Topics explored and covered include: Why Hospice is about life and love; Confronting religious beliefs around loss; acceptance as a means of preventing needless pain and suffering; why stay  present and involved is important, even when a loved one is unconscious; and how the actual miracle in dying is love.
ISBN 978-0-9971695-1-5, 164 pages, $14.95, Canopic Publishing.


SIMPLE AWAKENING:The Power of Inner Silence...by Michael Linenberger.  This a surprising story of a businessman's unexpected leap into "Simple Awakening". He discovers a deep and profound inner silence entering his life, which grows stronger and stronger. From that silence, a fundamental set of life transformations emerged. Work became easy, life became easy, and all striving ceased, all fears and doubts disappeared, unconditional happiness--bliss-moved in.
ISBN 978-0-9833647-4-0, 192 pages, $14.95, New Academy Publishers, Sante Fe, New Mexico.  
      
THE TRUTH ABOUT CHRONIC PAIN TREATMENTS...by Cindy Perlin, LCSW.  The best and Worst Strategies for Becoming Pain Free. This book is dedicated to those who suffer needlessly from chronic pain. The author found in a recent survey that 104 US medical schools for which curriculum data were available, 20% offered no pain education at all, while only four schools offered  a required course on pain. She uses 16 chapters to describes chronic pain as defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain..."as pain that persists beyond normal tissue healing time, which is assumed to be three months."  She presents the best information she could find on the promise and perils of available treatments for chronic pain.
ISBN 978-0-9966862-0-4, 296 pages, $17.95 Morning Light Books, LLC, Delmar, NY.

THE FINAL HURDLE-A Physician's Guide to Negotiating a Fair Employment Agreement...by Dennis Hursh, ESQ. Covers these subjects: Compensation and Benefits; Restrictive Covenants; Call Coverage; Defining What Is Expected of You; The Term of the Agreement; Other Issues In Agreements To Watch Out For; Malpractice Insurance; and Private Practice Issues. An engaging book in which a physician's attorney since 1992 pulls back the curtain and tells physicians what they need to know before they sign an employment agreement. Includes 10 key questions-
A checklist for a physician's employment agreement.
ISBN 978-1-59932-313-8, 122 pages, Advantage Publishers.


THE LONGEST MILE: A Doctor, a Food Fight, and the Footrace that Rallied a Community Against Cancer...by Christine Meyer, MD. Named after the final mile in the legendary Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, the author takes us from her darkest hours to spread a message of hope throughout the world. Here are the insights she offers: When you're feeling hopeless is when the magic can happen; You've heard that scary word: Cancer; Create a movement; Social media harnessed for good; It's not about the stuff. Her story  will make you laugh, cry, and inspire many to join the fight against cancer and to make a difference throughout the world.
ISBN: 9781-63152-043-31, 218 pages, $16.95, She Writes Press.


~~~ STORIES FOR GRANDPARENTS AND OTHER CHILDREN...by Jennifer Bell. It's a collection of atmospheric stories, set on Dartmoor, for grandparents and children to enjoy together: "Left Behind"- A village, two boys and a house martin too young to join the Autumn migration. "The Little Christmas Tree"- A small tree struggles to grow in a rocky crevice and longs to be chosen as a Christmas tree. "Twonk"-Oliver is astonished one day when his terrapin, Twonk talks to him.
ISBN 978-0-9934032-5-5, 87 pages. 
Available on Amazon, as well as other book, "Pot Luck".


~~~ MAIN STREET ENTREPRENEUR: 9 KEYS TO SUCCESS STRATEGY GUIDE...by Mike Glauser... Helps build your dream company doing what you love where you live. Entrepreneurs share their lessons learned from coast-to-coast interviews with over 100 small business owners. Here are four of the nine key strategies to success they gathered from their amazing trip: Start With a Purpose; Build on what you know; Launxch opportunities not ideas; and Develop your supporting cast.
ISBN-13: 978-1-59918-590-3 (Hard cover); 216 pages; Entrepreneur Publishers.


~~~ GET BACK UP...by George A Santino with M.J. Beaufrand.  Relates his employment history from the streets to Microsoft Suites.  I couldn't put this book down as Santino offers an inspiring, honest and often humorous rags-to-riches story. The author states: "My book is intended for anyone facing a challenge in life who is having difficulty coming back from that challenge." He has been a fast food restaurant manager, life insurance salesman, realtor, sports bar owner, liquor salesman, shoe repair owner, real estate investor, software tester, software engineering manager and Microsoft partner, with a lot of ups and downs.
ISBN-13: 978-1-62634-276-7, 332 pages, Greenleaf Book Group Press.


~~~ THIS WAY UP...by Patti Clarke. Seven tools for unleashing your creative self and transforming your life. A story of healing for women who yearn to lead a fuller life, accompanied by a workbook designed to help readers work through personal challenges, discover new inspiration, and harness their creative power. Includes 12 weeks' worth of daily journaling exercises, thought-provoking questions and reader support. She offers seven tools: Visualization; Heart-Centered Goal Setting; Be Happy Now; Meditation on Love and Compassion; Frames of Forgiveness; Gratitude; and Uploading and Downloading from the Source-taking action on Inspiration.
ISBN:  978-1-63152-028-01, 316 pages, $16.95. She Writes Press.


~~~ IN THE DISTANCE--WHY WE STRUGGLE THROUGH THE DEMANDS OF RUNNING, AND HOW IT LEADS US TO PEACE...by Dave Griffin. Author discusses the unknown and sometimes shocking benefits of running for people of all ages, from high school teens to retirees. Running, he reports, provides health and physical benefits, but what we may not know is the intrinsic benefits you receive in the your personal and professional life by having a running "routine", even when you are older. Your running journey will pass through the same stages over the course of our lives - innocence, fear, struggle, clarity and peace.
ISBN 9780692570975, 183 pages, Available though Amazon.
 
~~~ HIGHER-AWAKEN TO A MORE FULFILLING LIFE...by Charles G. Hanna. The author discusses finding a higher perspective, a higher power and a higher purpose with a candid, practical and inspiring guide to creating a richer and more meaningful life. It's an easy-to-read, yet inpactfull blend of spirituality, common sense and science to show how we can achieve and sustain a state of joy and growth higher in eight sections Author draws on both his life experience and his understanding of human nature, neuroscience, and life management.
ISBN 13 9781927958711m 205 pages, $15.95, Distributed by Publishers Group West.


~~~ THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR GRANDADS...BY J.C. Jeremy Hobson. There are many things you can do with your grandchildren that will surprise you, as we learn what we can do besides work with computers and the modern stuff available today. Here are the 15 chapter categories covered: Birds, Beasts and Bugs; Bish, Bash, Bosh-Build Something; Competition Challenge; Curiouser and Curiouser; Earth, Wind and Fire; Explore the Big Outdoors; Fishing for Fun; High Flyers-Take to the Air; Hubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble-Cook Something; Like a Duck to Water; Take Cover-It's Dangerous Indoors; Unwilling to School; Whittle While You Work; Create a Scrapbook; More Resources
ISBN 9781910226414, Oversized 182 pages, $18.50  Centralbooks.com.


~~~  3D PRINTING WILL ROCK THE WORLD...by John Hornick. Although they have been around for 30 years it is said to be on the verge of another earth-shattering revolution that the author says will restructure the way the world operates on an economic and personal level. While still in its infancy,  readers will discover how it will revolutionize product design, its benefits, why more companies will use it, examples of its use, and the good and dark side and its interplay with the law, including crime and national security.
ISBN 9781516946792, 364 pages, 10 Chapters, $24.95. Available from Amazon. 


~~~ BEVERLY HILLS CONCENTRATION CAMP...by Randi Maggid. A healing journey and memoir. A story to encourage people to realize that can heal themselves on levels deeper that ever though  possibly tapping into that inner voice inside us all, through creativity and faith, we have the capability of activating the power to change our situation, says its author. It is a witty memoir and relates one women's experiences of healing her mind, body and soul.
ISBN 078-0-9969693-0-7, 341 pages, Published by Flying Squirrel Publishing. 


~~~ DOCTOR, SAY WHAT?...by Larry Altshuler, M.D.  Guides American health care consumers though the dysfunctions of the system to help them obtain the best possible care from medical professionals, and empowers them to understand and navigate the health care delivery system in order to advocate for themselves or loved ones. It breaks down what works-and what doesn't-to protect people from wasting their precious resources and suffering needlessly. Covers over 90 ailments.
ISBN 978-1519269997, 655 pages. Available on Amazon.

~~~ THE NECK & BACK PAIN SOLUTION...by Dr. Jonathan Donath, DC, MS.  Everything you need to know about non-surgical spinal decompression therapy. Includes anatomy lesson; typical medical model for back pain; spinal decompression; therapies to spinal decompression; core strengthening exercises and stretches. Includes patient testimonials.
ISPN-13 978-0-9861281-5-8, $19.95, 164 pages,  

~~~ AGING WISELY, Facing Emotional Challenges from 50 to 85+ Years of Age...by Viola Meeke, PhD, ABPP. Serves as a guide for navigating the emotionally challenging situations that come with growing older, and examines the myriad life changes that lead many older adults to feelings of dissatisfaction and unhappiness. "Aging offers a unique opportunity to know ourselves better. A different perspective on life comes as we become better acquainted with our inner self," Mecke says.

Great read...One of the best books I've read on Aging--BB

Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Xlibris.
ISBN 978-1-4931-142S-2


~~~ THE CON GAME A Failure of Trust...by T.S. Laham. Elder mistreatment--ranging from physical abuse and neglect to financial fraud--is a silent epidemic in the U.S. The author exposes it and shows you how to protect yourself, your property, and your loved ones. Here are  things she discusses: the trouble with conservatorships
and guardianships for elders who can no longer manage their own affairs; Act now to protect yourself later; What to do if an elderly loved one becomes a victim; Scam detection 101: How to recognize some of the most common scams against the elderly.
ISBN 978-1-4834-1723-3
Lulu Publishing Services,
rev, date: 10/29/14.
 
~~~ BRAHA: TALE OF INNOCENCE AND INTRIGUE...by Julie Mangano. Mouthwatering fruit of the Family Tree leads to an unforgettable tale of intrigue and passion.  A German peasant isolated in feudal Russia makes a risky connection with an army officer that leads to life on the run, pursued by the secret police. A century later, her great-great-granddaughter, Linden, discovers an old journal that hurtles her into danger, when layers of clues and secrets surface to expose the connection. It's a book that you won't put down until the end. Available from Amazon.com 1494943379.

~~~ CON GAMES NOW BEING PLAYED ON AMERICA'S ELDERLY...by T.S. Laham
Ranges from physical abuse and neglect to financial fraud which has become a silent U.S. epidemic. One to two million of those 65+ who have been mistreated by someone they trust, experts say, and only one in 25 cases are reported to authorities. Discussed are "The Trouble wih conservatorships 
and guardianships for those
who can not conduct their own affairs. Act now to protect yourself later; what to do if an elderly, loved one becomes a victim; scam detection 101; how to recognize some of the most common scams against the elderly--
A paperback book written last year, 267 pages , $24.95, ISBN978-1-4834-1723-3A

~~~ MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES FOR SENIOR LIVING...by Kenneth D. Barrinager, PhD​. Retired clinical psychologist encourages seniors to look at choices that affect retirement. Provides readers guidance for making the average 20 years in retirement fulfilling.  
ISBN: 978-1499076622 at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Xlibris
     
~~~ OH MY GOD, I'M GETTING OLDER AND SO IS MY MOM...by Scott Greenberg (Senior Advocate & Radio Show Host)
Addresses topics as diverse as dealing with sibling rivalry, sex after sixty, funeral options, the value of volunteerism, along with other situations you never thought you would need to deal with as a senior...with some practical advice.
ISBN 978-1-884886-64-5

~~~ AGING, HEALTH CARE, AND YOU!...by Martin S. Finkelstein, MD (A practicing geriatric physician in a busy medical center environment). This one-of-a-kind book deals with aspects of health care that have been identified as being of concern to today's seniors and their families. It was inspired by what actually bothered and confused older patients regarding their health, their diseases, and their problems dealing with our health care system.
ISBN 8-978-1470061944




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~~~ CMS Proposed Changes to the Payment Error Rate Measurement & Medicaid Eligible Quality Control Programs...In response to the Affordable Care Act, the proposal makes general improvements to the PERM & MEQC programs--cmslists@suscription.com or Federal Register.


~~~ Subscription Billing, Dos and Don' Webinar...Takes place on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 2pmET, 30 minutes by RevenueWire. Features facets of simple solutions for subscription billing & commerce--practicalcommerce.com/webinars/subscriptions-billing-Dos and Don'ts.


~~~ How To Use Instagrams' New Business Features--Aimed in particular at small-to-medium-sized companies that don't advertise on the social media platform--manta.com/resources/small-business-explainer 24302 by Brooke Preston.


~~~ Medicare Will Use Private Payer Prices to Set Payment Rates for Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests Stating in 2018...Medicare will use these private insurer rates to calculate payment rates to ease administrative burdens for physician offices and smaller independent labs--cmslists@subscribecom


~~~ Preferred Choice for Franchisers: 101 Mobility Is on the Right Track...One of the largest franchise providers of accessibility & mobility equipment increases system=-wide sales by 93% in two years, and is poised to open 10 additional locations to 100 owners--businesswire.com/news/home/201606-13006160/en.


~~~ DOL Fiduciary Rule Changes Coming...Experts say biggest change to the industry in our lifetime. Use this 13-point check up to find out if you are DOL-ready!--gradientonline.com/r/gr/d/content/Focus/?pciD=314b248S1d427255ca 36082b15aff.


~~~ Top Mistake Made By Small Business Owners...Doing it yourself; Using the wrong legal entity; Mixing expenses; Not properly classifying employees; Not properly deducting start-up expenses or planning for taxes; Not keeping accurate records or using carryover deductions; Not filing on time; Using the wrong tax professional--manta.com/20160619

~~~ Marijuana is Central to the Future Economy...New companies are growing like weeds at Marijuana Central and now receive over 300,000 unique visitors per month. One state after another is legalizing marijuana in some form--marijuanacentral.com for more details

~~~ What Medicaid Covers...In most cases, Medicaid will help pay for in-home care, community-based services programs, and caregiving by friends or family members who often make the best, most caring caregivers--See article by Ben Lamm: caregiver.com/articles/caregiver/medicaid_covers.htm.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016


~~~ Ultimate Drag and Drop Doodle Video Creator Software...The kind that shows a hand drawing an image on a video. New software called "Doodley" now available...doodley.com/go/.


~~~ NIH Record for August 2 ,2016...Features these headlines Science gets closer to clarity on Genome; Biological clock can help researchers understand aging process; Scientist studies brain damage from excessive alcohol use--
nih.gov/NIH Record of 8.12.16.


~~~ ICD Compliance Data October 1...Covers 2017 ICD-10-cm and ICD-10 PCS Code updates--cmsICD-10 Website.


~~~ Ways to View Instagram Beautifully on the Web--It's time to master Instagram. See users that show stunning photos and much more--community@wix.com.


~~~ Health Tech Insider Report...This site has the inside word about mobile health technology highlights of the week--Issue of 8/12/16.


~~~ Webcast: How to Win With Millennial Health Care Customers...Make up 25% of the U.S. population. Will be vital to your long-term success and profitability. Held Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 2pmET, complimentary brought to you by AFLAC...financialandindustryevents@healthpro.com.


~~~  How To Add Photos of Your Business to Goggle Maps...Google has unveiled several new features designed to create more pleasant and useful search experiences for smartphone users--manta.com, 8.2.16.


~~~ Decrementing Export Licenses in the Automated Commercial Environment...The Bureau of Industry & Security, working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, deployed a new AES function to assist filers reporting BIS-licensed exports--ECR_AESbis.doc.gov, or call 202-482-4933.


~~~ Webinar: Tips on Leveraging Your Stores As Distribution Centers This Holiday Season...Held Wednesday, August 17, 2pmET. Covers a range of topics--multichannelmerchant.com or call 1-888-707-5814

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​FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016

~~~ Small Business and Online Reviews...According to a BrightLocal survey, 80% of customers trust online customers reviews and 92% said they read them; they are just as important as personal recommendations--manta.com/201607/ 7.20.16.

~~~ Find the Right Partner for Your e-Commerce Fulfillment---Questions you must ask listed in this free e-book that has 16 of them--rakutensl.com, 8.9.16.


~~~ Google Analytics: New Reports for SEO...Now you can view search engine data and Google analytics data side-by-side in the same report to gain deeper insights into how well-organic search traffic (from Google Search) performs on your site--practicalecommerce,com/125828.7.16.

~~~ Content Marketing Ideas for September 2016...Ecommerce marketers can use content to connect with customers and prospects in September, offering up compelling videos, shopping guides, seasonal how-to articles, or celebrating holidays.-- Article has five ecommerce ideas--/126010-5/ 8.8.16.


~~~ What's Your Business Worth?...Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company and BizEquity have partnered to help provide a business valuation at no cost to you--mutualofomahabizequity.com/225831/8.9.16


~~~ Webcast: What Are The Keys to Happier Clients and a More Successful Insurance Business?.,,,Some technical advances have been made and will be discussed at this complimentary webcast to be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2pmET to provide attendees with the tools and knowledge to innovate with it.
--For agents, advisors and carriers--lifehealthpro.com/ 8.9.16.


~~~ Advisors: CMS Updates Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Rating...New quality measures are now included in the overall calculations for Nursing Homes start ratings, giving families info to help them make important decisions about care-...cms.gov/newsroom/Fact Sheets/2016.

~~~  An Expanded Map of the Human Brain...Researchers created this high resolution by identifying 180 distinct areas of the outermost layers, the cortex. Study provides new insights and tools for understanding the roles of specialized brain regions in health and disease--nih.gov/news/8.9.16.


~~~ Affordable Care Act Payment Model Continues to Improve Care , Lower Costs, according to the CMS...The Independence at Home Demonstration is a patient-centered model that supports providers in caring chronically ill patients in their own homes--innovations.com/initiatives/independence-at-home/ 8.9.16.
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016


~~~ How To Use Instagram's New Business Features..Aimed at small businesses companies that don't yet advertise on social media platforms. Features business profile; Insights and Promote Info--manta.com/resources.


~~~ SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Regulations Controversy...This $74 billion program backed by the U.S. Government of Agriculture wants to change regulations which affects both big box stores and corner small ones. This article shows how it may affect these retailers--governmentgrants.info/article/130-new-snap-regulations-brings-controversy, 7.5.16.


~~~ Make Sure Customers Can Find You With "Near Me" Searches...When someone in your neighborhood looks for a business or service, you want to make sure your business: Is included; Is listed correctly; Is a Top result--Story by Brooke Preston, manta.com, 4.8.6.


~~~ CMS Issues a Final Rule to Update Fiscal 2017 Medicare Payments...Covers policies and rates under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System and the Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and would apply to around 3,300 acute care hospitals and about 430 LTCHs on or aafter Oct. 1, 2016
--federalreguster,gov/public-inspection for final rules.


~~~ A Brief Guide to Ecommerce Marketing...Search Engine Optimization (SEO), paid search advertising, and digital barrier advertising. Article covers a smart, data-driven plan that could help some online retailers do better--practicaslecommerce.com/125531, by Armanda Roggio, 7.31.16.


~~~ "The Spirtuality of Age"...A new-for-us type of blog that covers a view by
co-authors Dr. Bob Weber and Carol Osborn. It is a seeker's guide to growing older. The blog is said to "hoping you will take this leap of faith as together we explore and converse about what it means to live aging on a spiritual path"--spiritualityofage.com.


~~~ Key Metrics That Will Improve Your Digital Marketing...Unique visitors; Bounce rate; Site loading speed; Referrals--manta.com/resources/7.18.16.


~~~ CMS Payment Policy Changes for Medicare 2017 Payment & Policy Changes for Hospice Benefit...Would see a 2.1% ($350 million} increase in payments. Also is a report on Hospice Quality Reporting Program effective on 10.1.16---cms.gov/newsroom/7.29.15.


~~~ The Secret of Launching Your Business on a Budget...Build your website; Come up with killer content; Simplify your management processes; Advertise online; Save money where you can; Work from home; Optimize everything; Do your research; Communicate with your customers; Focus on what your good at; Network, network, network--wix.com/blog/8.9.16.
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MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016


~~~ How To Get Your Business' Twitter Account Verified...In July, Twitter rolled out its first verification process to give small business owners the change criteria Twitter uses to decide who gets verified and the change to proactively apply for formal consideration--manta.com, 8.5.16
.
~~~ What You Should Know About the New Gun Technology...It combines safety with unmatched accessibility.From SafetyFirstArms, LLC. it has a 9-mm pistol and AR-15 type rifle that unlocks in less than a second when owner grips the gun and when releasing the grip it locks up again--safetyfirearms.om or call 619642-2248.

___ Medicare Changes Data Policy:"Real-Time" Data Now Available...Customized market data reports now uses Medicare's quarterly data releases giving business "real time" information for their market. Customized report covers five areas--RChesney@HealthMR.com, or call 215-657-7373.


~~~ Bringing Transportation Solutions to Older Adults...24HrHomeCare and Avenidors Village combine with Uber to bring residents with short-notice affordable transportation needs at any time of the day. A good idea for all senior adult facilities in the U./S.--
Murphy Perng, 310-906-3689 or murphy@24hrcares.com.


~~~ Tell Your Clients About These Innovations for Older Adults...
* EssenceVoicePanicDetector that sends e-mails automatically to emergency responders * LivelyAlert provide a waterproof small form factor worn on wrist or around the neck that connects to GreatCall * Phillips Personal Health programs and heartwatch (SentinelAware.com) alarm service * Tnstall sensors for home use and contacting emergency response center--
aginginplacetechnologywatch.com


~~~NCOA Looks for Benefit Enrollment Centers With Special Populations...For those who may be hard to reach, including vets, LGBT seniors, Indian tribes, those individuals with limited English proficiency, and those released from incarcination. Application due Sept. 9 by 5pmET--
ncoa.org/resources/special populations.


~~~ Webcast: Transforming Your Insurance Business: Tech Innovations...The business doesn't have a reputation for it. This complimentary webcast will cover technology and provide attendees with the tools and knowledge needed to innovate with it. Held Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2pm--
Info: webcasts@alm.com or Lifehealthpro.com.


~~~ AAG Offers New Spokesman for Reverse Mortgage Commercials...Tom Selleck is now the TV spokesman and information kit. It was launched August 1--businesswire.com/20160801006255.
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​FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2016

~~~ Patent Application...Titled "Resistance Training Apparatus," Patent Online (USPTO 20160193493) by thee inventor, GVOICH, William, filed 3.15.16. No assignee has been made--NewsRXLLC,7.29.16.


~~~ Federal Government Tells Providers: Stop Balance Billing...Increasing its oversight over those who balance billed to low-income people on Medicare and Medicaid. Article in NYSTimes highlight that it is illegal when balance billing occurs when a provider bills to a Qualified Medicare beneficiary under certain conditions--info@justiceinaging.com, 8.3.16.


~~~ Understanding Ageless Marketing...The median ago of adults in the U.S. increased by about a decade. Consumers become dissimilar as they age, not more alike, although they share common 'gut level' values--Article by G. Richard Ambosius: comingofage.com/421714989, The 500 Marketing Agency/7.20.16.


~~~ Webinar: CMS National Training Program Learning Series...Held Thursday, August 11, 2016, 1-2pmET on: Which Preventive Service Medicare covers and how often; Who can get the service: What disease prevention is and why it's important; What you pay--goti.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=11129061/8.3.16.


~~~ Ways to Earn Your Buyer's Trust...Here are ten ways: Strut your stuff; Share your praise; Get social; Communicate in real time; Answer aquestions before thy even ask; Introduce yourself; Make your policies clear; Make yourself availale; Be transparent; Blog about it--wix.com, 6.10.16.


~~~ CMS Announces Largest-Ever Initiative to Improve Primary Care in America...Application period opens Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), a five-year medical home model beginning Jan. 2, 2017 in 14 regions--innovation.cms.gov/initiative, or e-mail CPSplus@hhs.gov, or call 202-690-6145 for help.

~~~ Fastest Way to Advertise Your Business on Google...This site is said to provide a method to use--advertisingwebservices.com.


~~~ How to Find the Best Banks for Savings...Tell your clients about this comparison site of interest rates for their bank savings--banktruth.org/rates.


~~~ Ways to Make Connections on Social Media...Here are some tips: hashtags on your friend's Twitter; Turn every Facebook post for you to send an ad to target this audience; Share your blog posts on Linkedin--mentasmallbusinesstrends.com, 8.4.16.
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016


~~~ High-Resolution Brain Map Brought Into Sharper Focus...Study reported in journal "Nature", an NIH-funded research is starting to it--directorsblog.nih.gov, 7.26.16.


~~~ Webinar: Staying One Step Ahead on Amazon...Held Wednesday, August 2, 2016, 2pmET. You'll learn: How to make most of Holiday 2016 on Amazon; Create a formula to help; Take advantage of programs; Which one will work best for you--multichannelmerchant.com, 7.27.16.


~~~ Introducing "The Podcast Launch Plan"...What will it do for your business?; Will anyone actually listen?; What is its purpose in the business?; Is podcasting too crowded for you to make a dent?--digitalmarketer.com. 7.29.16.

~~~ Can Healthcare Keep the ICD-10 Transactions a Positive Experience?...
Industry so far is pleased. However, medical coding productivity is a bit murky--See why in this ICD10watch.com/blog article by Carl Natale, 7.27.16.

~~~ Administrative Simplification Statutes & Regulation...From HIPAA and ACA...Learn about: Keep compliance dates; Adopt standards; Statutes and provisions--Get latest e-mail news from administrativesimplications.com/sign up/7.27.16.

~~~ Webinar: Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program...Held Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 12:00-1:00pmET. CMS will accept comments on proposed rule until September 6, 2016. (Found in Federal Register)--CMS Innovation Center.

~~~ World Elderly & Disabled Market 2014-2022...A continuing growing market as elderly population expands, although high product pricing and low level of acceptance hinders it--researchandmarkets.com, 7.9.16.

~~~ Multiple Differences on Banking Preference Among Various Age Groups...Survey by Computer Service, Inc conducted by Harris Poll online from May 9 to May 11, 2016 of over 2,000 adults 18+ (Covers millenials, GenXers and Baby Boomers--(Available Mid-August) CSiweb.com, or call 625-545-1675.


~~~  Affiliate Market Commission Structures...When launched, that is one of the first questions retailers ask. Best advice is to research what competitors and retailers in related niches are paying--praticalecommerce.com/article/125478/7.26.16.
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FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016

~~~ Retailers Web Clinic on Holiday Revenues...Held Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2016, 2::-2:45pmET, sponsored by Bing, and conducted by Matt Fisher, Senior Program Manager of Bing, and Justin D'Angelo, Director of Paid Search,,R0I Revolution--Register: roievolution.com, or call 919-954-5955.


~~~ $42 Billion Saved in Medicare and Medicaid Primarily Through Prevention...Covers Oct. 1, 2012 through Sept. 30, 2014. Article covers how it was done and the strategy used, and the future--blog,cms.gov, or call 1-800-633-4227/7.20.16.


~~~ Ways to Fortify Your Website Against Hackers...Perform those pesky software and web platform updates; Avoid the temptation of emailing passwords and usernames; Make your password long but not necessary complex; Serve your website over HTTPS--manta.com/resources, 7.27.16.


~~~ Innovations to Promote & Sustain Falls Prevention Programs...Falls Prevention Day discussions on August 10, 2pm -3:30pm Webinar. Will share resources and tools to help spread falls prevention provisions--CMS/Administrative Simplification.


~~~Are You Ready to Talk To Your Clients About  "Heart Walk?"...Tell your clients about how cardiovascular diseases are the #1 killer of Americans, and kills more women than all forms of cancer. Here's a way to help fight. --Visit: americanheartassociation.com for this 7/25/16 to find a "Heart Walk" near you.


~~~ The State of Technology for Listening to Music...It's complicated. Read this article to get a good run down on the market, products, future--aginginplace.com/musictechnology issue on 7.25.16.


~~~ Risk & Opportunities Posed By the Aging Workforce...Two presentations of this complex topic to take place at the National Education Conference in Las Vegas, August 18-19--alignnetwork.com (One Call Management).


~~~ New Sales Taxx Laws You Need To Know About...Most started July 1: Arizona, Louisiana, South Dakota, Arkansas, Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, West Virginia--manta.com.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016

~~~ What's The Difference Between PPO & HMO Plans for Employees?...A big step for your growing business. Article explains difference--manta.com/20160724 (Sponsored by Simply Insured).


~~~ 2016 Email Marketing Metrics Benchmark Study...See how you rank versus your peers on a wide range of email metrics--multichannelmerchant.com/7.21.16.


~~~ Small Business Trends Articles... Is Invoice Factoring Right for Your Business?; Be Strategic or Using Your Business Line for Credit; Small Business Owners Trend Articles...manta.com, 7.21.16.


~~~ Medicare for State Employees & Retirees...They have special consideration when it comes to enrolling in Medicare. ?Article covers those hired before April 1, 1986, and those hired after; Retiree coverage and Medicare hired after 3/31/86 and more--ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10051.pdf, or CMS.gov/Regulation.


~~~ Webinar: Securing Mobile Patient Communication...It's an important way to improve communication between physicians and patients. Complimentary. Webinar held Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 2:00pm ET--
himmsmediawebinars.com, 7.19.16.

~~~ Innovation for the Senior Market from Israel...Entrepreneurs from Israel were written up in the Jewish Business News targeting technologies for the myriad needs of the aging population--aginginplacewaatch.com/7.20.16.

~~~ How to Get Google Alerts for Easing Tracking of Online Reviews...They have a big influence on customer purchasing decisions, and you should know what people are saying about your company...manta.comresources/25362/ 7.25.16.


~~~ Is The Economy Getting Better?...Reasons while it's better and why it seems worse...useconomy.about.com/7195706&utm.


~~~ How Payment Processing Affects Cash Flow...A white paper show how cash flow is the lubricant of businesses--multichannelmerchant.com/2595462&hq (Brought to you by Qualpay).
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MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016


~~~ Tech & Aging Marketplace Recent News...Do VCs matter in the older adult space?, Can Silicon Valley on demand businesses reshape traditional players?; Is the state of health tech just quackery and snake oil?; Communications is a must for all paid services, but in senior care it is rarely provider--aginginplacewatch.com, 7/16/16.


~~~ New Site Helps Upgrade Your Site to Business Now...Called "Web Starts," it offers three options from $9.76/mo, #14.32/month or $39.95/mo (50% off this Friday) with features to help start your business site--webstarts.com/offers, or call 1-800-805-0920.


~~~ Smart Sutures Transmits Data While a Patient Heals...A recent breakthrough with nanosensors woven into sutures by Taft U engineers may be the first step into smart ones--healthtechtrends.com/7211813a-HTI.


~~~ Ways to Double Your Business in One Year...Advisers talk about that more than any others, one they have the potential to achieve. There are many ways which are covered by this article by Brandon Stuerhe--lifehealthpro/7.2016.


~~~ How to Resolve AES Fatal Errors...When a shipment is filed to the AES, a response message is generated and indicates whether it has been accepted or rejected. If rejected, a Fatal Error notification is received. Article tells the most frequent errors--U.S.CensusBureauCollection Branch (askaes@census.gov or call 1-800-549-0595 (option 1 for AES)


~~~ Medicare Mistakes to Avoid...The rules of Medicare are complicated and laden with deadlines that are costly to miss. Author Ginger Szala writes about eleven of them--(Originally published in ThinkAdvisor). lifehealthpro.com, 7/21/16.


~~~ Muses Labs Showcasing Precision Medicare Technology for Personalized Combination Therapy...Enabled, Multi-Model Protocol for Alzheimer's are encouraging and suggest further study. Canvasses  more than 125 selected people with cognitive decline in pilot effort--museslabs.com.


~~~ Medicare Announces Participants for New Initiative to Prevent Heart Attacks & Strokes...516 awardees in 47 states, Puerto Rico & Washington, DC, were chosen and will work to decrease cardiovascular disease risk by assessing an individual's patients risks and apply intervention--innovation.cms.gov/inititative/Million-Hearts-CVDRRM/.


~~~ Advantages of Term Life Insurance for Your Clients...Consider issues when evaluating the strength of difference policies for different people. Article offers advice when talking about life insurance products--lifehealthpro.com/7.17.16.
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FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016


~~~ Sell More Everywhere...Seamlessly sell through your online store, physical store, online marketplaces, and social media. Every sale automatically synced to single inventory to eliminate data entry errors and overselling--bigcommerce.com (15-day free trial).

~~~ Webinar: Improving SSA's Representative Payee Programs...Held Wednesday, August 2, 2pmET. For ensuring that older adults who cannot managed their own finances have the necessary support to age in dignity--Registration Free: attendee, gotowebinar.com/regisster/759595666311471107.


~~~ NCOA and Senior Center Professionals Conference...Held in Philadelphia this Sept. 26-28, sponsored by the Institute of Senior Centers. Register by Sept. 16. Conference rates-$80 per day; hotel reservations-$179--More info: ncoa.org/event/senior-centers-2016.


~~~ Projections of National Health Expenditures Data...Covers 2015-2025 for Centers of Medicare & Medicaid. National health expenditures had reached $3.2 trillion by 2015--content,healthaffairs.org/lookup/doi/10.1377/hlthaff.2016.0459.


~~~ Webinar: Top Tips to Prepare for a Successful Peak Holiday Season... To be held Thursday, July 25, 11amET discussing how to manage payment fraud and keep customers happy. Free--solutions@cybersource.com Reserve now.

~~~ ICD-10 Compliance Update...Available quarterly with changes-date effectiveness--visit CMS.ICD-10 website.


~~~ U.S. Labor Dept Solicits Nominations for 2017 ERISA Advisory Council...Employees Benefits Security Administration is soliciting to fill five, three-year vacancies. Deadline is August 1...Release #16-1499-NAT,Federal Register.gov/o/2016-16216.


~~~ Telling Your Clients About Long-Term-Care Planning...You might need help if you don't know all the ramifications of this type of insurance. If you need help, contact Matt McCann, a long-time expert on this type of insurance--mcannltc.net or call 866-751-7957.

~~~ NIH Records for July...End of AIDS Pandemic in Sight; Take a Hike, Many People Keep Moving; Feds Feed Families Campaign in Full Swing; Hope for Axonal Regeneration--NIH.gov.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016


~~~ Programs to Build Long-Term Research Careers...A public-private research program based at the NIH called the "NIH Clinical Research Training Program" to help foster the careers of research-oriented medical & dental students to bolster the dwindling pipeline of biomedical researchers and clinicians--irp.nih.gov.


~~~ Best Practices for Mobile Marketing Campaigns...How smartphone devices impact marketing-See full story on infousa.com/866.313.8192&bas_offer=01nws.
~~~ How To Find Out About State Sales Tax Rules in the Nation...There's a white paper to find and see a comparison and to make sure you are in compliance--
avalara.com

~~~ Removal of AES License Type Code C32..No license required. See report that further explains the removal and its impact on AES reporting...U.S. Census Bureau, 7/12/16. Contact Bureau of Industry & Security at 202-482-4933. 


~~~ International "Big Data" Study Offers Fresh Insight Into TzD...Involves hundreds of researchers in 22 countries--directorsblog.nih.org, 7/12/16.


~~~ Subscription Model Can Increase Lifetime Values...Helps compete with large branded sites and mobile apps. The model is similar to product-of-the-month clubs during printed catalog days. There are three main types--practicalcommerce.com/124960.


~~~ Changes to the Medicaid Managed Care Regulations...Went in effect on July 5, and covers: Definitions of long-term services and reports: Protections against discrimination; Sharing info about advanced directories; Right to provider choice; Promoting cultural competency--justiceinaging.com.
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FRIDAY, JULY 15 & MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016


~~~ For Caregivers: An Interview With Camile Clairborne, APRN, PhD...She is a nationally recognized expert in nursing, thornatology and leadership; author of two books:"Dying in God's Hand" and "Purses & Shoes For Sale." (Focuses for elderly parents)--Today's Caregiver, 7/13/16.


~~~ Webinar: Employer Health Plans: The Role of Brokers and Employers in 2025...Sponsored by Aflac and held on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 2pm ET. How to educate your clients about the new role they will play when it comes to Employer Health Plans--Complimentary. Lifehealthpro.com.


~~~ PR: Trends To Be Excited About...Communities will never be the same and neither will the field of communication. Joe Cerallo (Sr. Director of PR for Salesforce Marketing Cloud) to discuss how the Internet has changed everything and lots more--Visit : medium.com/marketing-cloudcast-PRTrends/e283dfcabc48b#.ti1889ja.


~~~ E-Mail Practices of Marketing Masters...Core practices: Using E-mails to drive the customer's journey; Personalizing with predictive intelligence; Investing in more sophisticated ways to send; Putting customers first with responsive design
--salesforce.com/state of marketing report.


~~~ HIPAA & ACA: Administrative Simplication Overview...Sets national standard for electronic transactions, codes, unique identifiers--CMS.gov/administrativesimplication


~~~ Tips on How To Make Medical Codes Positions a More Valuable One...Talk to medical coders about a career doing it; Find which one is best for You; Ask about certificater rate pass & employment; Join a professional organization; Be flexible where you get a job--icd10watch.com.


~~~ U.S. Labor Dept Seeking Comments on Proposed Form 5500...Covers annual return/report filed by private-sector employee benefit plans--dol.gov, or call
202-693-7828 for more info.


~~~ 2016 IBM Consumer Expectations Study...What does it mean for retailers? 70% of consumers consider express delivery when choosing where to shop; 80% want to be able to view in-store product availability; 78% request retailers to provide details beyond "in stock" and "out of stock; 79% will purchase an out-of-stock" item if you can find it in stock elsewhere--multichannelmerchant.com/IBM Consumer Study Executive Summary, 7/13/16.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016

~~~ Women-Owned Small Businesses Are Driving Economic Growth...One for instance, Me & The Bees Lemonade, has an 11-year-old owner, who had the honor of introducing President Obama at the United States of Women Summit in June...visit manta@emails.manta.com article by Evy Lamb or 7/6/16.


~~~ How to Failure-Proof Any Business or Product Launch Class...Free online one offers a mini-one just to make sure "Launch Grid" is right for you: get on the "Early Bird Announcement List." It's a 3-part series (statement of value; predictable  selling strategy; step-by-step process for converting to total strangers into multi-buying super fans)...Register by going to: go.digitalmarketer.com/the-launch-checklist, support@digitalmarketer.com.


~~~ What Are The Rules & Criteria for Innovative Competitions?...Could they be better; Competitions encourage boomer-senior product/service innovations; sharpen and communicate judging requirements; If market viability is the goal, then the event must highlight awareness--aginginplacewatch.com, 7/11/16.


~~~ Changes to the Affordable Care Act in 2016...Full implementation of the employer mandate, and definition of "affordability requirements;" Employee mandate penalty charges; Minimum essential coverage penalty charges; Inadequate health care plan changes; Reporting requirements and penalties (changing in reporting dates, and much, much more)...lifehealthpro.com/5780125f/160ba050d124d1a89utm_source/
071020168&p.


~~~ End to Stigma: Strategies for Counselors and Policy Makers...Report, An End of Stigma, Summary: Stigma manifests itself in two ways-internal/external; How Counselors counter stigma--ncoa.org, 7/16 online.


~~~ For Caregivers: Responding When Someone With Dementia Wants Her Mom or Dad...Three approaches discussed: Validation; Distraction; Reality Orientation
--verywell.com/97630?utm_content=20160704&utm.


~~~ Many Veterans Put Their Businesses on Hold to Serve Again...Some facts: 20% have been called away; They own 9% of American Businesses; They employ 5.7 million and had a payroll of $210 billion, and generated $1.2 trillion in sales in 2007. They are usually home-based. Nearly 1/3 are in the construction or professional/technical services--Mantasmallbusinesstrends...by Kitty McConnell, 7/5/16.


~~~ New Blueprint Practical Care System...Launched by Altarium Institute and called "MediCare Communities," it has a comprehensive guide that can be used by policymakers, analysts, and health and social service providers practicing in the field--Contact Dr. Lynn, Medicaring.org, or call Ken Schwartz, 202-772-5062.


~~~ Predictions for the Future of Social Media...Increased restrictions on freedom of speech; Increased surveillance, and end to anonymity and more advertising; Smaller insular networks; The death of Facebook as we know it; Unknown entities as more technology advances--moreniche.com, by James Plumb.
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MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016

~~~ New Bluetooth Boosts Range, Ends Pairing Process Update...New quadruples its previous range and doubles its spreed. Will be introduced in early 2017--wearableinsider.com, 6/16/16.

~~~ New Draft Review of AHRG--The Technology Assessment Program posed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, is entitled "Treatment Strategies for Patients with Lower Extremity Chronic Venous Disease. Available for review from July 8-29, 2016--Contact ahrqtap@hhs.gov.

~~~ Google Changes Give Small Businesses a Local Boost...Changes to its biggest products offer new features to AdWords, Analytics, Maps and local search will debut over the next few months that will help small business owners better target their digital marketing to local customers and smartphone users--manta.com.

~~~Altarium Seeks Pharmacists' Views On Fall Prevention to Develop CDS Training...Groups with older adult patients should attend focus groups in Georgia, Michigan, Washington, DC, and California. Send an email to stead@altarium.org--businesswire.com/20160005255.

~~~ How Legal Aid Programs Can Address the Growing Problem of Senior Poverty...using local attorneys to help the rising number of poor seniors comes an increase in the consequences of poverty in later life more homeless; greater food insecurity; and seniors aging without savings to pay for rising health costs--justiceinaging, 6/17/16.

~~~ NIH Awards $55 million Build Precision Medicare Study...To help launch he Cohort Program of the Precision Medicine Initiative which is a research effort that engages one million U./S. participants to improve our ability to prevent and treat disease on individual differences in lifestyle, environment and genetics. "The more we understand differences, the better able we will be effectively prevent and treat illnesses," says NIH Director--nih.gov.news.

~~~ Looking for Healthcare Fraud With ICD-10 Codes...While the Federal Government cracked down on 300 healthcare professionals accused of fraud last month, there's no implication that ICD-10 codes led investigators to the fraud--ICD-watch.com story by Carl Natale, 7/5/16.
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FRIDAY,JULY 8, 2016


~~~ CMS Open Payments Program Posts...Financial data published of amount on payments and ownership and investment interests of $7.52 billion to physicians and teaching hospitals in 2015, along with newly submitted and updated payment records for the 2013 and 2014 reporting periods...
openpayments.cms.gov.


~~~ New Technologies or Caregivers & Older Adults...ElderCheckNow (app for mobile devices); TouchTech (amart phone solutions); PlantNanny (drink water notice); SentinelCare (PURS); Touchlight (solution that guides employers in caring for aging family)...aginginplacewatch.com.


~~~ How to Anticipate, Manage Massive Traffic Spikes Webinar...Held on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 2pm ET. Review will be how to test an ecommerce site for maximum traffic loads; Options for managing unforeseen traffic loads so that shoppers are unaware and sales are unaffected. Webinar is 30 minutes, and all registrants receive recording of the webinar--newsletter@practicalecommerce.com; sponsored by Brocade


~~~ Organic Personal Care Market Expected to Reach $16 Billion by 2020...Increasing number of consumers are opting for organic and natural care, skin care and cosmetic products--aschetter@webmax.com.


~~~ NIH News in Health...A monthly newsletter from the National News in Health, part of the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services is available to senior industry participants. Unlimited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries or clinics (email to NIHNews)--email to NIH News in Healthstories, or call 301-402-7337 for more info.


~~~ PULS Cardiac Test Distribution Partnership With Cleveland Heartlab, Inc. ..,Exclusive partnership will enhance access to the PULS (Patient Unsable Lesion Signature) cardiac test in U.S.--bethamyHilt@gmail.com, or call 330-338-6633.


~~~ Taking Care of Business...Article by John Swanciger, Manta CEO, about minimum wage, overtime rules and ACA (Many free email books from the organization available to small business owners)--manta.com/newsletter.
~~~ New "Books for Dummies" Now Available for Senior Readers...To learn more about many subjects on Internet to seniors covering health and wellness--


~~~ Port of Export Code Updated in the Automated Export System (AES)...Air is no longer allowed MOT for Port of Export 5301--U.S. Census Bureau's Data Collection Branch, phone 800-540-0595 select option 1 for AES.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016


~~~ Employers Unaware That Caring Employees Need Support...With more than 15% of the American workforce are caregivers, and they need extra support to balance their work and caregiving responsibilities. There are a lot of pluses and minuses in this fact & figures in a MetLifE study about whether employers can help...aplaceformom.com/blog of 6/16/16 by Kimberly Fowler.


~~~ Inspirational Sales Quotes...These words of wisdom can help you recharge and ace your next call, meeting or presentation--To see these 22 strengths to keep sailing, visit lifehealthpro.com/06.29.16/07032016&page_all=


~~~ Comments on Medicaid Programs...For CY2017 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Value-Bared Purchasing Model, and Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements--Due no later than 5pm on 8/20/16, Visit the Federal Register of 7/5/16.


~~~ Patent Issued for Compositions for Treating Or Preventing Cardiovascular Disease (USPTO 9364447)...Assigned to Nattopharma ASA (Oslo, NO)--See Heart Disease Weekly, 3 July 2016.


~~~ Global Entertainment Robots Market...For utilitarion purpose in domestic settings to entertain seniors. Robots are quipped with microphones and can recognize voices and cameras to avoid obstacles & identify faces. Covers years 2016-2020--infcem2.com.


~~~ Submit Your Abstract to IAGG 2017...Deadline is July 17, 2016 for The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Can be sent to espo@geron.org for a peer-to-peer review--newsletter@ncoa.org.


~~~ CMS Finalizes Rule Giving Providers & Employers Improved Access to Info for Better Care...Medicare & Access and CHIP are affected. Currently 15 organizations have applied--qemedicaredata.org/Site pages/home.aspx, or go to Federal Register.gov/or cmslists@subscriptions.


~~~ How Much Do Venture Capitalists Matter for Startups in the Older Adults Segments?...This website column ask why VCs invest, and what does a VC  feel is the appropiate fund in health--aginginplacewatch.com.


~~~ Worldwide Orthopedic Devices Market to Reach $431 Billion by 2024...By application (Hip, knee, spine, cranio-maxillofacial, dental & sports injuries, extremities, trauma) and product type (accessories, surgical devices). Covered by regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, South Africa.--Grandviewresearch.com, or call 415-349-0058.
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FRIDAY, JULY 1 & MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016


~~~ Medicare Trustees Report Shows Continued Slow Cost Growth...Trust fund financing Medicare's hospital insurance coverage will remain fully funded until 2028, plus lots more data--Report available: cms.gov/Research statistic-Data-and-System/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports-Its TrustFunds/index.html.


~~~ First Online Platform for Modern Caregiving for Employers...Called "torchlight", it is a solution that guides employees in caring for aging family members; designed for innovative employers--sales@torchlightcare, or call
844-693-3477.


~~~ CMS Selects Physicians Groups for Initiative Promoting Better Cancer Care
...Groups (200) and health insurance companies (17) are in Oncology Care Model that includes more than 3,200 oncologist and will cover 155,000 Medicare beneficiaries nationwide--Oncology Care Model website.


~~~ Significance Expansion of Data Available in Genomic Data Commons...Cancer genomic profile info from 18,000 adult cancer patients will be added to the database and will greatly enhance the ability to use this tool to explore genetic abnormalities in cancer---nih.gov/news of 6/29/16.


~~~ The Best ICD-10 Query Is The One Not Written...An article by Carl Natale who writes that if you are going to query physicians when creating an ICD-10 claim, you better do it right or not at all--icd10watch.com/blog.


~~~ New AmeriCorps Program for Attorneys...Program will provide high-quality legal services to low-income older adults who have been victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation--Organizations wish to host this program should apply by July 5, 2016; info@justiceinaging.org/6-29-16.


~~~ Check Out This New Online Page Maker...Called "OriginBuilder," it is said to be a fast & seamless page constructions will all extra features and content editing functions--readnow@marketingorigin1.com.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016

~~~ Ways to Boost Your Digital Marketing Using Analytics...Making small business owners who are not tech-savvy queasy with dread; Set up your analytics dashboard and use it; Learn basic info about your website traffic and digital interactions; Find address site problems...manta.com20160626.


~~~ Social Security's Annual Report...Current and projected final status of the Old Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurers Trust Funds. A clear understanding of the long-term goals from the Board of Trustees--
subscriptionservice@subscriptions.com/Social Security.gov.


~~~ Simple Mistake That Will Stint Your Small Business Growth...A poll showed 68% of owners set aside time for marketing but end up time for other things, a sure way to kill your sales. Make sure you talk to the right audience, and solve your customer's problems instead of trying to sell them something---manta.com/24507.


~~~ Tips to Consider When Selecting An Ecommerce Platform...Especially if you deal with baby boomers and millenials. And by 2017, the highly-educated and tech-savvy Generation Y with large spending power will arriving into the market--multichannel .com/gated/2582707&hq_l=3&hq_v=6bceb 9598d. (Brought to you by goecart.)


~~~ Get The Most Out of Facebook for Businesses...Here are a few ways: Blueprint; Webinars; Ads; and Post Boosting--manta.com/resources.

~~~ CMS National Training Program Learning Series Webinar...To define the Medicare health drug plan Reward & Incentive program requirements; Clarify how they differ from plan enrollment marketing activities. To be held Thursday, July 14, 1-2:30pm ET--goto webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1108600.

~~~ CMS Announces Proposed Payment Change to Medicare Home Health Agencies for 2017...Payment change would be reduced by 1.0%, plus other changes--Visit: federalregister.gov/public inspection. 
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MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016


~~~ NIH Seeks Health Science Policy Analyst -OD-DC...Apply before June 29, 2016. Salary range ($128.082 - $160,300 Annually) for recently formed position in Montgomery County--More details: go to usajobs.gov (44277120btn-info.


~~~ E-Mail Database Now Available for Dermatologists & Plastic Surgeons...Over 28,00 contacts available for marketing projects--Sarahtaylor@vision-healthinfo.com.


~~~ How To Build a Small Business That Works Webinar...Held Thursday, June 30, 2pm ET online. Small business expert & coach Melinda Emerson will conduct webinar--To register, go to manta@emails.manta.com.


~~~ New News Regarding Cancer Mutation Detection Capabilities...Studies show droplet volume liquid biopsy detects new tumor mass earlier than current imaging methods, and detects more mutations than tissue biopsy--Visit info@circulogene.com, or call 855-614-7083.


~~~ CMS Proposed Updates to Policies & Payment Rates...For ESRD PPS, Qip for Acute Kidney Injury, DMEPOS competitive Bidding Programs & Fee Schedule, & Comprehensive ESRD Care Model (CMS 1651-P)...Issued 6/24/16 & proposes new quality measues by dialysis facilities with end--state-renal disease--federalregister.gov/inspection, aspx.


~~~ U.S. Labor Department Reopens $338 million National Grant Competition for the Senior Community Service Employment Program...Grants seek to provide meaningful employment, economic stability. Extension to July 23.--For more info, visit najjar.ammar.c dol.gov, or call 202-693-4686 (Release 16-1293-NAT)


~~~ Preparing For & Managing Disasters, Backup & Recovery Webinar...Held Thursday, June 30, 2pmET, one hour. Will explore how to identify the existing technologies that can help healthcare organizations properly plan for any disaster it's likely to face--Sponsored by CDW Healthcare. Cll for info:
312-664-4467 (HINSS)


~~~ ICD-10 Specify is Here...Starting October 1, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid will start requiring more specific codes than just getting the family of code correct--See article on icd10watch.com/blog/icd-10-specificity.


~~~ Rates of Nonmedical Prescription Opioid Use Doubles...Almost 10 million U.S. adults report misusing prescription opioids in 2012-2013, "The increasing misuse poses a myriad of serious public health consequences," says Rosa D. Volkow, M.D., Director National Institute of Drug Abuse--nih.gov/news. For more info: easy.drugabbuse.gov.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016


~~~ SCSEP Loses 8% of Funding...The Senior Community Service Employment Program suffered this loss of funds in the Senate Appropriations Committee. Provides service-based training for low-income persons 55+--ncoa.org/news/funding.


~~~ Aging in America Conference...To be held in Chicago at the Hyatt Regency from March 20-24, 2017, announces its "Call for Proposals" until June 30, 2016. Conference will focus on policies, programs, practices, models, businesses, learning and more from across the field of aging--asaging.org/aia.


~~~ How To Succeed in a Fiduciary Rule Environment:Technology's Role Webcast...To be held Thursday, June 30, 2018, 2pm ET; webcast will show how to harness the power of technology to automate and enable every aspect of your practice--Sponsored by Gradient Annuity Brokerage. lifehealthpro.com/webcast/146602605.


~~~ Use E-mail to Acquire New Customers...Finding new prospects for an ecommerce business and getting them to convert into actual customers requires you to optimize your marketing funnel; Revisit-lapsed projects; Licensing or renting an e-Mail list; Co-brand with complimentary sites--practicalecommerce.com/articles/124271.


~~~ Track & Improve Your ICD-10 Progress..."Next Step Toolkit" helps you identify key metrics to track for accurate ICD-10 assessment, manage your revenue cycle-use three steps to analyze your progress: Assess your progress; Address your findings; Maintain your progress--CMS ICD-10 Email updates.


~~~ An End to Stigma:Strategies for Counselors & Policymakers...In-depth interviews with benefit counselors to better understand the phenomena of stigma; how it magnifests among clients, and strategies to counter it--ncoa.org/centerforbenefits/promising-practices-application-assistance-
ncoa week.


~~~ Tell Seniors Way To Stay Active During Summers...Take a morning walk; Find & take water; Try fishing; Try indoor dancing; check calendar at inside local events; Use gardening to keep bodies and spirit alive--charlotte@peoplemakinggood.com.


~~~ Senior Drivers Want More Safety Technologies in New Cars...Survey by The Hartford and the MIT Age Lab. They also found consumers want more changes in vehicle technology and it's critical for drivers to stay updated and informed--Thehartford.com/Cartech.


~~~ Five Star Living Receives Award--Thirteen facilities received the National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association for exemplary performance--See list of award recipients: fivestarseniorliving.com/awards

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016


~~~ CMS Proposed Changes to the Payment Error Rate Measurement & Medicaid Eligibility Quality Control Programs...In response to the Affordable Care Act, the proposed maker general improvements to the PERM & MEQC programs--emslists@subscribetiion.com or Federal Register.


~~~ Subscription Billing Dos and Don'ts Webinar...Takes place on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 2pm ET, 30 minutes by Revenue Wire. Features faces of simple solutions for subscription billing & commerce--practicalcommerce.com/webinar/subscriptions-billing-Dos-and-Don'ts.


~~~ How to Use Instagrams ' New Business Features...Aimed in particular at small-to-medium-sized companies that don't advertise on the social media platforms--manta.com/resources/smallbusiness-explainer 24302 by Brooke Preston.


~~~ Medicare Will Use Private Payer Prices to Set Payment Rates for Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests starting in 2018... Medicare will use these private insurer rates to calculate Medicare payment rates to ease administrative burdens for physician offices and smaller independent labs--cmslist@subscribe.com.


~~~ Preferred Choice for Franchisers:101 Mobility Is On the Right Track...One of the largest franchise providers of accessibility & mobility equipment increases system-wide sales by 93% in two years, and is poised to open 10 additional locations (to total 100 owners)--businesswire.com/news/home/201606 13006160/en.


~~~ DOL Fiduciary Rule Changes Coming...Experts say biggest change to the industry in our lifetime. Use this 13-point check up to find out if you are DOL-ready!--gradientoutline.com/r/gr/d/content/Focus/?pclD=314b248Sa1d55ca 360082bl5aff.


~~~ Top Mistakes Made By Small Business Owners...Doing it yourself; Using the wrong legal entity; Mixing expenses; Not properly classifying employees; Not properly deducting start-up expenses or planning for taxes; Not keeping accurate records or using carryover deductions; Not filing on time; Using the wrong tax professional--manta.com/20160619.


~~~ Marijuana is Central to the Future Economy...New companies are growing like weeds at Marijuana Central and now receives over 300,000 unique visitors per month. One state after another is legalizing marijuana in some form--visit: marijuanacentral.com for more details.


~~~ What Medicaid Covers...In most cases Medicaid will help pay for in-home care, community-based services programs, and caregiving by friends and family members who often make the best, most caring caregiver--See article by Ben Lamm: caregiver.com/articles/caregiver/medicaid_covers.htm.

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MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016


~~~ Comprehensive Health IT Disaster Preparedness & Continingencty Plan Webinar...To be held June 30, 2pm ET by Himss Industry Solutions for one hour--himssmediawebinars.com

~~~ AMA Adopts Guidance for Ethical Practice in Telemedicine...Provides specifics to physicians regarding how their fundamental responsibilities might be different when patient interactions occur through telemedicine--more info: mydoctorschat.com.

~~~Consumers Don't Care About Products-They Want Solutions...To be discussed with links on "What's Up" at 2016 Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit to be held June 22, Santa Clara University--See article on aginginplacetechnologywatch/6/17/16.

~~~ Tell Your Veteran Clients About a Vehicle Grant Opportunity...Service members and vets may be eligible for a one-time payment of up to $20,174.68 toward purchase of auto or other conveyances if they have service-connected disabilities--governmentgrants.info/article/124-vehicle-benefits-for-veterans/1466169258s3=&s4----1331.

~~~ Are Seniors' Favorite Shopping Malls Shutting Down?...Sales have dropped 20% since 2006, and it is predicted 800 department stores will shut down to restore balance between sales and profitability, states Michael Brady, CIO of
e-commercice giant, MarketamericaSHOP.com--Sshokoohy5wpr.com

~~~ Medical Managed Care Changes Webinar...To be held Thursday, June 30 11am ET. New rules become effective in stages starting July 5, 2016. Over 70 regulations will become effective that date (enrollment, disenrollment, long-term services & supports, enrollee rights, and grievances & appeals systems--info@justiceinagain.org.

~~~ NIH Record...Latest headlines available: Antibotic Outlook on Life Key to Healthy Aging; NIBIB showcase Biomedical Tech for Congressional Staff (newest gadgets & gizmos wow attendees in Technology Expo)--nihocpl@service.govdeliver.

~~~ Improved CMS HIPPA Website to be Launched...The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services will soon launch a series of updates for the HIPAA Administration Simplification category. Will launch with a new url--cmslists@subscriptions.com.

NOTE: Also see Pfizer story about search for new product/services in left column.
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FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016

~~~ Fraudsters Target Businesses That Don't Accept New Ship-Based Credit Cards...If you haven't updated your point-of-sale technology you should do so ASAP​--visit manta.com/resources/small-business-advice.

~~~ Do You & Your Client Know Why Some Heart Attacks are 'Silent?'...Mycardial Infarctions without apparent symptoms; Reasons why & about what it all means
--verywell.com.silent-heart-attack/6921316&utm.

~~~ Hip and Knee Orthopedic Implants Market Size...Also includes trends, size, share, opportunities and forecast to 2022--strategymrc.com/report/heip-and-knee-orthopedic-surgical-implants-market (for investors and marketers).

~~~ How To Make Sure You Thrive in 2025 Webcast...An AFLAC 3,000-person study looking ahead where the health care industry is expected to be, and the emerging trends benefit advisors (brokers & agents). The new healthcare landscapes. verywell. Takes place Wednesday, June 22, 2pm ET--Register: lifehealthpro.com/webcasts, 1465838447.

~~~ Six White Papers On Best Practices and New Technology for Marketing Professionals...Way to gain inventory visibility in an Omnichannel World; Taking the "E" Out of Ecommerce Platforms; Tips to consider when selecting an Ecommerce platform; 3PL Company profile-Barrett distribution; 3PL Company profile-IDS; Advantage Media Services-3PL Company Profile--news@multichannelmerchantprodjucts, 6.12.16.

~~~NAIC to Kick Start Principle-Based Reserving in 2017...The National Association of Insurance Commissioners recommended it to start January 1, 2017. Follows an extensive analysis of amended standard valuation laws passed

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