If you have a child with disabilities, it is crucial to set money aside for the child’s future. At the same time, you need to consider your child’s access to public benefit programs such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), as well as the state and federal tax...
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Difference between Medicare and Medicaid
Medicare and Medicaid are two different government programs for healthcare. It is important to understand the difference between them. Here, we will discuss how the program benefits differ, how eligibility for each program is established, and discuss some recent news pertaining to each program.
Medicare vs. Medicaid – What...
Can We Prevent Alzheimer’s? Kathie Brown Roberts, P.C.
Can We Prevent Alzheimer’s?
There is no evidence that anything can prevent Alzheimer’s. But there are some things we can do to help slow memory loss and cognitive impairment. These include improving sleep quality, getting regular exercise, controlling blood pressure, engaging in cognitive training and changing eating habits.
Improve Sleep Quality:...
Recent Steps in Treating Alzheimer’s. Kathie Brown Roberts P.C.
Recent Developments in Treating Alzheimer’s
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s. That number is expected to grow to 28 million by 2050 as our population ages. There is no cure. There are a handful of drugs on the market—Aricept, Namenda and Exelon— that were approved more than a decade ago....
Alzheimer’s and Sleep: NYU School of Medicine- Rutger’s Study
New York University School of Medicine, Rutgers School of Public Health
In this study, published in the journal Neurology, researchers at New York University School of Medicine and Rutgers School of Public Health found that sleep apnea can lead to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) nearly 10 years earlier than in those...
Poor Sleep and Alzheimer’s…the Washington University Study. Kathie Brown Roberts P.C.
Washington University in St. Louis
In the second study, published in the journal Brain, a team from Washington University in St. Louis reported that sleep disruption raised levels of amyloid, the protein that clogs the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. They believe that interrupted sleep may allow too much of the compounds,...
Poor Sleep and Alzheimer’s…the Boston Study. Kathie Brown Roberts P.C
Boston University School of Medicine
This study, conducted by a team from Boston University School of Medicine, was published in the journal Neurology. They determined that even a small loss of the dreaming phase of sleep, called REM or rapid eye movement sleep, can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s.
Taking the Keys: Effect of Lack of Driving on Senior’s Mental Health and Social Well-being- Kathie Brown Roberts P.C.
According to a recent study, elderly drivers who stop driving and have no transportation alternatives become less socially active and risk isolation. This can lead to a decline in both physical and mental health.
Teja Pristavec, a sociology researcher at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, sought to determine the...
Aging Mastery Program Series-National Council on Aging
Attorney Kate Nance and I will be speaking several times on behalf of the Aging Mastery Program
in Salt Lake County, sponsored by the National Council on Aging! Please see us speak on Advance Planning Topics at the following dates and locations:
Murray Sports Mall located at 5445 S. 900 E. Murray, UT;...
Elder Law Discussion on May 22, 2013 at 6:30 pm, Atria Assisted Living
Join members of the Elder Law Section of the Utah State Bar this Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 6:30 pm for a discussion on topics affecting the aging population. Now is the time to fill-out your advanced directive! The discussion will occur at Atria Senior Living, 10970 S. 700 E. in Sandy, Utah.