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October 2013

Why Older Workers Are Happier With Their Jobs

Though year after year, we see studies that show just how unhappy most Americans are with their jobs, that statistic doesn’t apply to every age group, according to a new survey. Older workers are much more likely to be satisfied with their jobs than younger workers.

Flu Shot Cuts Heart Attack Risk for Older Adults

If you are part of the more than half of Americans who don’t get a flu shot, you might want to rethink your strategy. A new study that analyzed heart health found that flu shots cut the risk of heart attack and stroke in older adults.

Risk of Cardiac Event
In people who had already had a heart attack, flu shots were shown to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke by 50%.

Poor Sleep Habits Tied to Alzheimer’s in New Study

If you are one to skip out on the recommended 8 hours of sleep every night, you might want to reconsider that stance. A new study suggests that poor sleep habits are linked with symptoms in the brain often attributed to Alzheimer’s.

Why Women Are Less Confident About Retirement Savings

Health care costs cause worry and stress for nearly every one, but ultimately, which gender is more concerned?
Gender Gap
The results of a recent survey were documented in the Allsup Medicare Advisor Report, which highlights the differences between men and women when it comes to retirement planning.

Maine’s Long Term Care Panel Evaluates High Cost and Low Accessibility

A commission to address the long term care financing issues in Maine met for the first time on Friday and discussed the state’s long term care system, which legislators say is “on the brink”.

Scientists Begin $1.6B Project to Better Understand the Human Brain

A long term collaborative neuroscience project conducted by more than 135 institutions began recently.
Human Brain Project

The project, which is being co-funded by the EU, is expected to take 10 years and is being called the Human Brain Project, or HBP.

The Future of Technology in Long Term Care

Citizens of the 21st century United States have born witness to some of the most rapid technological advancements in history, especially in the medical field, many of which have helped Americans live longer, healthier lives.

Don’t Count on Your Health Insurance to Pay for Long Term Care

With the Affordable Care Act’s new health exchanges open, questions are swirling about what exactly is covered under the newly offered insurance policies and what they cost. Something important to keep in mind about the new law is that health insurance, even that provided under the Affordable Care Act, does not cover the cost of long term care.

The Right Time to Buy Long Term Care Insurance

A common question from people looking into long term care insurance is, “When should I buy a policy?” There is no across-the-board answer for every one, but generally, if you can afford to pay the premiums, it is the right time to buy.
What’s the Cost?
Long term care insurance helps you cover the expenses incurred from in-home health aides, nursing homes, or other related services.

World Unprepared for Rapidly Aging Population, Study

A new report from the United Nations shows that the world’s elderly population is increasing so rapidly that few countries, if any, are ready to support the new population.

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