Is it Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease? Know the Signs

Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease

Anyone with aging parents will tell you they experience a moment of panic every time a parent forgets where they left their phone, or misses an appointment.  It seems today that dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are almost inevitable as we live much later in life than generations before.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s disease is the only one that cannot be prevented, slowed or cured.  It’s the same disease that affects 1 in 10 people over the age of 65.

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The Top 5 Costliest Chronic Conditions

Top 5 Costliest Chronic Conditions

While most health issues can be costly, today there are some that stand above the rest in terms of the expense that they incur both physically, as well as financially, on the patient and on those who care for the individual.  Below are the top 5 costliest chronic conditions in the U.S. today, as well as some suggestions on what you can do to help manage or control that condition for yourself or the one you care about who may be suffering from it.

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New Medicare Card Scams take advantage of Medicare card change

New Medicare Card Scams

Periodically, I plan to remind my clients, community partners, and neighbors that Medicare cards are undergoing a big change to make them more secure.  Medicare is rolling out new cards starting this month and continuing through April 2019.   This change has brought on New Medicare Card Scams focusing on how to get the new card.  These new cards are more secure.  They do this as they use a “Medicare Beneficiary Identifier” instead of a Social Security number.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield partnering with Rideshare to help patients get their scripts

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Blue Cross, Lyft, Walgreens and CVS partner to help patients get their scripts

Article Courtesy CNBC

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association wants to help people pick up their prescriptions.

The insurance group’s new subsidiary, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Institute, is partnering with Lyft, Walgreens and CVS to offer rides to drugstores. The move comes nearly a year after the BCBS association announced it started working with Lyft.

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Have a Colorado Hospital Indemnity Plan With Your Medicare Advantage

If you’re admitted to the hospital suddenly, can you afford an extended hospital stay?  There is a good chance that there will be expenses you will be responsible for beyond what your health plan covers.  That is because 76% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, a sudden emergency room visit would more than likely throw you into serious financial trouble.  Hospital visits aren’t that uncommon, and if you suffer from a chronic or critical illness this could be devastating to your finances.  Here is why you should have a Colorado Hospital Indemnity plan with your Medicare Advantage

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