State helps ease regulations on small business

American Senior Alliance Executive Director, Conwell Hooper, wrote this following opinion piece for The Natchez Democrat.

We have all heard the horror stories of regulations killing business by creating a web of red tape that it makes it difficult to operate, much less turn a profit. Just south of here in Adams County, MS, the federal government hinders growth, innovation, and expansion by burdening some of our favorite health care facilities.

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Press Release: August 11, 2016


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Alzheimer’s Vaccine Could Soon Be a Reality

There is finally hope on the horizon for Alzheimer’s patients as scientists make progress on a vaccine that could prevent or even reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

This is a big deal for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and the medical community for the treatment of these diseases. The new vaccine targets tau proteins and abnormal beta-amyloid that can build up and cause Alzheimer’s.

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Who Will Step Up And Assist Our Elder Patients

A crisis seems to be brewing when it comes to providing care for our senior citizens. According to a US News article written by Magaly Olivero, we have 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day. 

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How To Protect Yourself From Costly Medical Bill Mistakes

We are all grateful to experience the greatest medical care in the world, but no one can quite prepare for costly medical bill mistakes that may come along with quality care. According to NBC news, statistics show that over $68 billion of health care spending is erroneously charged.

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Caregiving: A Special Calling

Serving as a caregiver for a parent, child or friend is a major undertaking, but one that will be cherished  for a lifetime.  The role of a caregiver is challenging and overwhelming at times. Sometimes the duties and responsibilities change daily, although if you follow basic rules and guidelines, your job can be a little easier.  

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Preventing Elder Abuse in Older Americans

Our senior population is growing at a record pace, and with the numbers increasing daily, so are crimes and abuse on our most vulnerable Americans, senior citizens.

With June being World Elder Abuse month, we thought it would be the perfect time to discuss the causes of elder abuse, how to prevent it from occurring and what to do about it should it happen to you.

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Seniors Should Stay On Guard Against Emerging Scams

We have all heard the horror stories about a senior citizen getting fleeced from a home repairman, financial sales person, telemarketer, or funeral scam. We've heard them all or we think we have and that it could never happen to me.  Well, it certainly can happen if we don't stay on the lookout for the slick phone fraudster appearing to be caring and compassionate.  Statistics show that seniors are lonely and can easily fall victim to these scammers appearing to be so trusting.  

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Retirement May Be the Perfect Time to Pursue Your Dreams

In the past several years, there has been a change in attitudes about retirement from people nearing age 65. With the realities of the current economy and longer lifespans, more senior citizens are choosing to continue working.

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Exercise May Protect the Brain From Alzheimer's

A most recent study by a group of researchers found that regular exercise could help prevent Alzheimer's.  According to Dr. Nathan Johnson, the leader of the University of Kentucky research study team, said people who exercise frequently often have reduced arterial stiffness, a condition that comes with aging.  It shows being physically active improves blood flow to the brain and helps protect it from dementia and Alzheimer's especially for those who have inactive lifestyles.

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