Be careful of Medicare mistakes that could cost you more money

Failing to be proactive with Medicare can cost you big-time.

There are few programs that are more important for seniors than Medicare. And the role it plays in ensuring the health and financial well-being of older Americans is only expected to grow.

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These tips can help show support to overwhelmed caregivers

Caregiving can be overwhelming and isolating. Here are simple ways to offer support.

Family and friends are supposed to be our closest allies. We rely on them for support and enjoy celebrating life's joys with them. But there are two times when we feel alone. One is at the end of our lives, because people stop visiting; the other is when we become a caregiver.

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President's pledge of support is a step in the right direction for Social Security

The president recently spoke in support of an increase in Social Security benefits, but this wasn't always his take on the matter.

Almost 60 million Americans rely on Social Security benefits to help pay their living costs each month. So whenever lawmakers even hint at cutting this vital program, it's enough to get countless Americans up in arms. And several years ago, that's exactly what happened when President Obama suggested lowering Social Security benefits by changing the way cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) are calculated.

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Here are some ways to help keep elderly friends and family members from getting scammed

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, launched 10 years ago by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the United Nations. It's purpose: To remind the world of the need to protect every senior citizen from physical, emotional, financial and, even sexual abuse.

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Report shows that more Americans are waiting longer to take Social Security

More Americans are making smarter Social Security choices

Delaying the start of Social Security benefits is a smart strategy for most recipients, and one whose advantages are well documented. A delay strategy increases the total amount of money expected to be paid over most single workers' lifetime or for a couple's primary wage earner. An additional boost for married couples is that a delay strategy can increase the survivor's benefit paid upon the primary worker's death.

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Research indicates that 15 minutes of daily exercise can reduce the risk of death in the elderly by 22%

NEW DELHI: For elderly people, 15 minutes of daily exercise can lower the risk of death by 22 percent, new research indicates.

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Make sure not to miss your Medicare enrollment window to avoid penalties

Avoid the penalties that can follow you for life.

In this series, “Social Security Secrets,” experts Larry Kotlikoff and Phil Moeller explain the most important things you need to know about this valuable retirement benefit. Kotlikoff and Moeller are co-authors of the New York Times best-seller Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security.

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Having a plan is key for a comfortable and enjoyable retirement

The more you think about and plan for your retirement, the better it's likely to be. And since it can be 20 or 30 years of your life or more, it's well worth learning about and following these retirement rules to live by.

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Mississippi Senator introduces bill to reward breakthroughs in Alzheimer's research

Imagine if a child born today learned about Alzheimer’s in a history book rather than in a health class. Or if that child never had to watch a loved one suffer from this terrible disease. These are not far-fetched notions. Americans have consistently defied extraordinary odds to achieve the seemingly impossible. Finding a cure for Alzheimer’s should be no different.

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Congressman Jim McDermott introduces HR 5396, The Medicare Dental, Vision and Hearing benefits Act of 2016 for seniors

A top Democrat wants to expand Medicare's benefits to provide hearing, vision and dental care to the nation's seniors.

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