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How’s Your Medicare D Plan?

How’s Your Medicare D Plan?
By Mark Johnson R.CPhT., Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine

The time is here if you are needing to change your Medicare Part D plan or if you are wanting to change your Medicare Advantage plan. You also have the opportunity during this time to switch from a Medicare Advantage plan and go to original Medicare. The open enrollment period is from October 7 through December 15. […]

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Tax Planning Opportunities

Tax Planning Opportunities

By Robin Jackson, Partner Terry Lockridge & Dunn, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine

The end of 2012 will soon be upon us. And with the year drawing to a close, now is an ideal time to review your tax situation and evaluate tax savings strategies that may help you minimize your 2012 tax bill. Here are a few planning suggestions to help get you started. […]

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Living with Dementia

Living with Dementia
By Doug Linze, LNFA, Denton LIVING WELL Magazine

Regardless of the cause or the age of onset, there are few people who have not experienced first hand a friend or loved one with the effects of some level of dementia. When do you call it dementia? It’s probably not when you just forget where you left your keys, but it might be when someone who in the past has kept up with their personal finances begins to receive notices of unpaid bills, or you notice a change in how a person reacts to circumstances that are uncharacteristic of past behavior. It’s one of those situations that leave you with an uneasy feeling.
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Have you been feeling a little tired lately?

Have you been feeling a little tired lately?
By Andrew Anderson, PA-C

You think you’re just getting old, because of that tiredness you explain away as the aging process, or that thinning of the hair that once used to be so thick and now finds its home on the hairbrush every time you brush. You may be getting older, or might you have a medical problem, such as thyroid disease. […]

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Residential care homes provide affordable, unique option for senior care

Residential care homes provide affordable, unique option for senior care
Arty Care Home, located in Richardson, gives one family “peace of mind”

Courtesy Arty Care Home, Collin County LIVING WELL Magazine

Making a decision on long-term senior care may seem daunting—it’s expensive, it’s emotional and there seem to be limited options. These days, however, with the United States on the threshold of a boom—the baby boom, that is—families will have more and more choices on how they will be cared for during their “golden years.” […]

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Medicare Explained

Medicare Explained
Courtesy Select Health, Salt Lake City LIVING WELL Magazine

If you have questions about Medicare, you’re not alone. Let’s start with the basics: what is Medicare? Medicare is healthcare coverage sponsored by the federal government. It was originally intended to provide health insurance to people on Social Security. […]