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Study: Money Management Problems Found Years Before Dementia Diagnosis

Researchers regularly look for early signs of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. One early sign that you don’t hear about as often is problems with money management. A February study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias were associated with adverse financial events years before clinical diagnosis. The study was the…
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How Do You Know When an Older Adult Needs Help With Their Mental Health?

Among those age 55 and older, about 20% have a mental health concern, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These include anxiety, mood disorders such as depression, and cognitive impairment.  It’s also no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic forced many older adults into isolation to stay safe. This may have helped them…
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How to Sign Up for a COVID-19 Vaccine in Manatee or Sarasota Counties

If you’re looking to get a COVID-19 vaccine, you may sometimes feel like you’re in a maze that never ends. Although some older adults have received the vaccine with little effort, others have fallen down a spiral to track it down. Here’s more information on how and where to get a COVID-19 vaccine if you…
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What Is Long COVID?

If you know anyone who has had COVID-19, then you may have seen them struggle with health issues due to the virus, not to mention the missed time from work/school and the costs involved with doctor visits or hospital stays. An estimated 10% to 20% of people who have had COVID-19 are experiencing certain symptoms…
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When to See a Doctor About a Chronic Heart Problem

Not all heart problems are the dramatic, run to the ER, you’re having a heart attack-type of problem. Many chronic heart problems turn up slowly with subtle symptoms and become worse over time. Other chronic heart problems may have only mild symptoms but still be associated with a higher risk for more serious heart issues…
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Watch Out for COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

In the quest to get a COVID-19 vaccine, it could be easy to fall prey to a vaccine-related scam. Don’t become a victim. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDAC) warned in January of possible vaccine scams. “As the COVID vaccine becomes available, scammers are using this to take advantage,” Commissioner Nikki Fried…
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